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Paul McCartney and Heather Mills Divorce Battle

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Have you been keeping up with the never ending story of the McCartney-Mills divorce? It's certainly not over yet. Heather Mills claims that she is not a gold digger, yet has reportedly refused huge settlement offers from Paul McCartney. Lately she has been seen on television as a sobbing and seemingly unstable mess, which has led to some speculation that Paul McCartney may sue her for custody of their daughter.

November 1, 2007

Heather Mills has been dumped by her publicist after being advised against doing television interviews, but appearing on a British television show anyway and making emotional outbursts about the state of her personal life.

October 31, 2007

Heather Mills appeared on British television sobbing and accused the British press of ruining her life.

July 20, 2007

It was widely reported in the media that Heather Mills and Paul McCartney reached a financial settlement in their divorce and that McCartney will wind up paying Mills $140 million. Reportedly the settlement would be paid to Heather Mills as a one-time $30 million lump sum and then $7 million per year until the couple's daughter reaches the age of 18.

July 19, 2007

Paul McCartney reportedly offered to pay Heather Mills a $40 million divorce settlement, but that Mills is holding out for more cash. Reports say that she will settle for no less than $100 million of McCartney's estimated $1.65 billion fortune.

June 6, 2007

Paul McCartney says that he will never sing about his breakup with Heather Mills because music is an escape for him.

April 3, 2007

After a three-week stint on Dancing With the Stars, Heather Mills went live on a Los Angeles radio show and broke down in tears. Mills was on the radio with Ryan Seacrest when a caller phoned in to say that she was sorry for judging Mills as a gold digger. Mills had reportedly asked to be paired with a "gay guy" for Dancing With the Stars to avoid any romance rumors.

March 12, 2007

A British newspaper published a picture of Paul McCartney's estranged wife wearing a mink coat. Mills was widely criticized as being a hypocrite because she had styled herself as an anti-fur campaigner and had criticized other celebrities for wearing fur. PETA had severed their tied with Mills a month before the picture was published.

February 28, 2007

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills faced off in a London court for the first time in their divorce battle. They were there for a judge to decide if Mills allegations of physical and verbal abuse against McCartney could be used in the divorce case. Mills accused McCartney of pushing her over a coffee table and shoving her into a bath while she was pregnant with their child.

February 15, 2007

Heather Mills reportedly spoke with police about death threats she had received before Christmas, 2006.

January 24, 2007

An attack on Paul McCartney was removed from Heather Mills' website. Fiona Mills, Heather Mills' sister had written the entry on the website, accusing Paul McCartney of putting Heather Mills and the couple's daughter in danger by refusing to pay for bodyguards, even after death threats had been made against Heather. Mills' divorce lawyers reportedly had her remove Fiona Mills' post from the site.

January 22, 2007

Heather Mills denies media reports that she has agreed to settle her divorce from Paul McCartney for $63 million.

January 4, 2007

Heather Mills reportedly attacked a woman who was trying to photograph her in a coffee shop in London and kicked her in the backside.

December 27, 2006

Paul McCartney reportedly tells Heather Mills that she will not get any money in their divorce settlement because his fortune was amassed before their 2002 wedding and he has not earned any money since he married her.

November 21, 2006

After vowing to remain dignified and private about her divorce from Paul McCartney, Heather Mills appeared on a television show and opened up about her heartbreaking breakup with McCartney. On "Extra" Mills said she had fallen madly in love with McCartney for all the right reasons, but the relationship just didn't work out.

October 26, 2006

Heather Mills sued two British tabloid papers for printing "false, damaging and immensely upsetting" statements about her divorce from Paul McCartney.

September 27, 2006

Mark Mills, the estranged father of Heather Mills publicly bashed his daughter for being "greedy" and "nasty" in her divorce from Paul McCartney. Mills has been estranged from her father for years after she accused him of abusing her when she was a child.

August 16, 2006

Paul McCartney reportedly refused to allow Heather Mills on his property. He insisted that she pick up their daughter at a nearby hotel.

August 14, 2006

Heather Mills filed paperwork in London's High Court alleging that Paul McCartney was a "controlling husband".

August 9, 2006

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills hired the same divorce lawyers that represented Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales in their divorce.

July 30, 2006

Paul McCartney officially filed for divorce from Heather Mills and cited "unreasonable behavior" as the cause.

May 18, 2006

Heather Mills is reported as saying that she is extremely hurt by being referred to as a gold digger and that the allegations that she married McCartney for his money were worse than losing her leg.

May 17, 2006

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills announce that they have separated after four years of marriage. They cited the reason for their split as finding it "increasingly difficult" to live normal lives in the media spotlight. Both McCartney and Mills expressed sadness about the breakup. McCartney posted a message on his website saying that Mills was a generous person and had not married him for his money.

October 2005

Heather Mills won a lawsuit against The People newspaper after they falsely claimed that Mills had suffered a miscarriage, which left she and Paul McCartney devastated.

October 2003

Heather Mills gave birth to the couple's daughter, Beatrice Milly McCartney. Paul McCartney has three other adult children and one adult stepdaughter from his marriage to the late Linda Eastman, who died from breast cancer in 1998.

June 11, 2002

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills exchanged wedding vows in a $3.2 million ceremony in Ireland without a prenuptial agreement.

March, 2000

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills announce that they are in love. McCartney proposed to Mills and gave her a diamond and sapphire ring that he had bought for her in India.

January, 2000

Heather Mills and Paul McCartney met through Mills charity work while Mills was engaged to filmmaker Chris Terrill. The Heather Mills Health Trust provides prosthetic limbs to needy people and campaigns against land mines. Mills lost part of her own leg in a 1993 motorcycle accident.