Heather Mills' island escape

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 September 2008
Heather Mills

Heather Mills' island escape

Heather Mills has begged Sir Richard Branson to let her move to his private Caribbean island so she can "escape the hate" she has experiences since her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney

Heather Mills has begged Sir Richard Branson to let her move to his private Caribbean island.

The 40-year-old former model claims her life has been made hell since her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney, 66, earlier this year and has pleaded with the business tycoon to be allowed to move to Necker Island, his 74-acre paradise in the British Virgin Islands, in order to "escape the hate".

A source said: "She wants to spend a year there to rest and rebuild her life.

"She has been in touch with Sir Richard and she is confident he will allow her to live there for a while.

"Heather believes she has been subjected to unprecedented levels of hate since her split with Paul. Heather sees Necker as the ideal place to get away."

The island accommodates 28 people and its properties - which cost £25,000 a day to rent - have two private beaches, swimming pools, tennis courts, a personal chef and access to water sports.

It would normally cost a guest £2.2 million to stay on the luxury isle for one year, but Heather - who received a £24.3 million divorce settlement from the former Beatles star - has reportedly boasted the price of the visit is of little importance as she has "double the cash flow" of Paul.

The source added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Heather made a big deal about the money she got from her divorce. She now reckons she has double the cash flow of Paul. She's convinced that his career has stalled while her earnings have rocketed.

"Heather seems quite proud of the fact she's managed to make money off the back of the divorce."

Heather is currently embroiled in a row with charity Adopt-A-Minefield, who claim she has failed to hand over any money to them after she promised to donate "a large majority" of her divorce settlement.

She has also come under fire from her former publicist Michele Elyzabeth, who branded her a "pathological liar".

Michele says she was duped into spreading false stories about Paul and claims Heather bugged his conversations with his daughter Stella.

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