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    The scene was typically star-studded, but there was no doubt who attracted the most attention as he sloped in late to the premiere of Gwyneth Paltrow's new movie in the Hamptons this week.




    But why was Sir Paul McCartney so tardy? The former Beatle, it transpired, had been busy tucking his three-year-old daughter, Beatrice, into bed - and judging by the smile on his face, nothing could have made him happier.
    Indeed, according to fellow guests in the exclusive retreat on America's East Coast, the 65-year-old, accompanied to the event by his three older children, Mary, Stella and James, was positively glowing with the contentment of a devoted father.
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    From me to you: Paul and Heather devote their time to three-year-old daughter Bea



    As one old friend who has spent time with him at the resort over the course of three decades put it: "It was like having the old Paul back. The war with Heather is over and the relief is written all over his face. It's fantastic."
    What a difference six months make. Towards the end of last year, Paul was at rock bottom - communicating with his estranged wife only through third parties and investing huge amounts of energy briefing against the "enemy camp".
    Now, the Mail understands, the estranged couple rarely go two days without speaking on the phone and meet twice a week to 'hand over' Beatrice as part of their shared custody agreement.
    Whisper it quietly, but well-placed sources have told the Mail they are getting on rather well these days.
    So much so, in fact, that a startled Heather recently confided in a friend a growing conviction that her estranged husband is trying to win her back.
    An extraordinary development, should it prove to be true (though given Heather's track record when it comes to veracity the news should be taken with a healthy pinch of salt). But there is, nevertheless, clear evidence that the hatchet has been buried.
    So what has changed Paul's mind? The answer, quite simply, is Bea.
    The strikingly pretty little girl is taking an increasingly central role in his life, her presence being the first and overriding consideration as far as his schedule is concerned.
    He is, by all accounts, utterly bewitched by his daughter. And he sees a great deal of Heather emerging in her personality as she approaches her fourth birthday.
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    Working relationship: Heather's body language, says an expert, shows a softening of her attitude to Sir Paul



    Friends say that viewing the same sparky qualities in their child has made Paul review his previously withering opinion of her mother.
    "Paul and Heather are definitely much friendlier now," says an impeccably placed source. "They don't have long conversations about divorce settlements anymore. They leave that to the lawyers to sort out.
    "The bond which has brought them back together is their little girl. In the heat of the moment, a lot of hurtful things were said and done, but one thing Paul can't ignore is that Heather's a fantastic mum and Bea completely adores her.
    "That has changed Paul's thinking more than anything else."
    The Mail understands that the turning point came during a handover at the start of the year, when Paul offered an olive branch by making an extraordinary apology for his behaviour.
    "He changed very suddenly," says the source. "He went so far as to say that he would always love her, and how much he respected her strength and determination.
    "Heather was blown away. So much so that she told me: 'I know it sounds incredible, but I think he wants me back.'"
    A ludicrous suggestion, of course, but one that has sent Paul's 'people' (the polite way of describing hangerson, employees and yes-men) into paroxysms of terror.
    "There are some worried people in Paul's camp just now," says a friend. "They've been through the 'ding dong the witch is dead' euphoria and failed to notice they were going too far. Now it has backfired because Paul has actually started to feel sorry for Heather.
    "You can't help but be impressed with her self-belief and resolve, and Paul is starting to feel genuine remorse for the way he's treated her."

    Meanwhile, Paul's older children have been making their own contribution to the reconciliation, encouraging him to "sort out the mess" for Bea's sake.
    Over the past month, it is understood there have been long conversations at the McCartneys' 10 million estate in the Hamptons about "what Linda would have wanted" - and the answer is love, not war.
    But the children's campaign goes back much further. In February, Paul met his eldest daughter Mary for a coffee in St John's Wood, North London, and she encouraged him to "do the right thing" by Heather and Bea, regardless of the cost.
    "Mary has become something of a figurehead for the kids in the discussions, because she's probably the most level-headed of the lot," says a source close to the family.
    "She told her dad in no uncertain terms that they were desperately worried about the effect a stressful legal battle could have on his health. More importantly, though, she just told him to think of his little girl."
    Not that the children have found it easy to defend their stepmother.
    "Make no mistake, the kids did absolutely despise Heather. For a long time they wouldn't even use her real name - they called her Mrs Rochester, after the destructive wife in Jane Eyre who ended up being sent to a lunatic asylum.
    "But now they are sick and tired of having the family name dragged through the mud and they're determined the war must end."
    The issue about which Paul feels most guilt is said to be the decision to stop paying for Heather's personal security after they separated, despite the threat to her safety actually increasing because of the intense media scrutiny.
    Indeed, there were even those in Sir Paul's personal security team who were appalled by his conduct.
    The Mail understands that two of his bodyguards left his service to work for Heather, but they had to move on because she didn't have the cash flow to pay them.
    "Paul now realises he acted petulantly and foolishly, and that taking away the security put Bea at risk, too," says an old friend.
    "He feels genuine remorse about it and has distanced himself from the people who stupidly advised him to take that course of action.
    "He wasn't thinking straight at the time and was given bad advice. The situation has been addressed and things are different now."
    While the final divorce settlement remains some months away, Heather is understood to be in line for a lump sum payment of 15 million, followed by 3.5 million a year until Bea turns 18.
    Ultimately amounting to 70 million, it will be comfortably the highest divorce settlement Britain has ever seen.
    Heather, in turn, is compromising and stepping out of the public eye. Following her successful American TV appearance on Dancing With The Stars, her representatives say offers of television work have been pouring in at a rate of two or three a week, but all are knocked back.
    She is, by all accounts, "keeping her head down" - another reason why Paul is said to have mellowed towards her.
    "He definitely misses her," says one source. "Bear in mind that they had a real bond. She was such a big character, whether you liked her or not, and they had a very passionate sex life.
    "When they split up, at first he was just furious, but after a few months he started to grieve for the relationship. It's a bit like a bereavement. Paul has always had a strong woman in his life, and right now he's missing that quite badly."
    He has been dating since the separation, but does not feel ready to find a lasting companion. Earlier this year he went out with heiress Sabrina Guinness. But the Mail understands they have agreed they are happiest as 'warm friends' and neither sees a long-term future together.
    He was also linked with former model Christie Brinkley after they were spotted dancing together at a party in the Hamptons, though members of his circle say she "simply isn't his type". Even Billy Joel, her ex-husband who introduced them, said they were nothing more than 'old friends'.
    The woman he continues to have more contact with than any other remains Heather. And there are intriguing signs that she is making a continued effort to fit in with his image of an ideal woman.
    Friends say Heather appears to be metamorphosing into Linda - Paul's adored wife of 30 years - with every passing day. She is planning a vegan cookbook, though that, too, has been put on the back burner for the time being.
    And, not content with becoming the face of various vegetarian and animal rights campaigns, she is taking to the rural life, which was for so long a source of conflict.
    During her marriage to Paul, Heather complained about his 'reclusive' nature and encouraged him to move to the livelier environs of Brighton with her. But since the separation, she has performed a volte-face.
    She is selling her seaside home in Hove and has bought a 3 million farm in the Home Counties, close to Paul's Peasmarsh estate. Like her estranged husband, she is pursuing the policy of buying up vast tracts of surrounding land to ensure privacy.
    The purchase, along with a 400,000 Slovenian hideaway, marks a change in her financial circumstances. Having complained ever since the divorce that she was broke, it seems the shackles are off.
    It wouldn't be the Paul and Heather show without glitches, and there remain significant hurdles to overcome. Not least of which is Paul's insistence on a confidentiality clause in the divorce settlement. Heather is understood to be set against this.
    "Heather regards herself as an inspirational woman and values her freedom of speech very highly," says a friend. "Women look up to her and would think less of her if she was gagged. She wants to be able to say what she wants, when she wants. It's posing a few problems with the settlement."
    And while she accepts that Paul is making a significant gesture by offering her such a substantial sum, trust has not entirely returned.
    She recently told a friend on holiday that, while Paul was showing signs of "doing the right thing", she fully expects her famously frugal husband to dither for as long as possible before opening his cheque book (which will give him until next June under the two-year rule covering divorce proceedings).
    Indeed, such is his reputation for penny pinching that some waspish acquaintances are joking that he might take Heather back "just to save himself the odd 50 million".
    So could the rumours of a reconciliation possibly be true?
    Probably not - but stranger things have happened in the colourful life of Heather Mills McCartney. And it's a fair bet that Stella, Mary and James will be organising a few more family 'chats' in the coming months just to make sure.

    Giving peace a chance: are Paul and Heather getting back together? | the Daily Mail

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    I am not reading all of that, but chances are they are playing nice for the kid. Paul always seemed like he would be a good dad.

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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    If I can't be a good example, then let me be a horrible warning.

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    I also didn't read all of this, but I can honestly say as one of the BIGGEST Beatles and Paul McCartney fans that if he WAS to get back together with this fucking whore, I would have to not love him anymore. Or would think he had some serious mental issues and/or medical. Cuz, theres no way.

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    Ill take something from ONTDers...

    TL;DR ... BUT.. I dont care one way or the others... LOL

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    Personally, I don't see this happening ... EVER!!

    I don't think Paul has EVER gotten over Linda and I think he will be totally ok being a batchelor & playing the field til the end!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnieD View Post
    I also didn't read all of this, but I can honestly say as one of the BIGGEST Beatles and Paul McCartney fans that if he WAS to get back together with this fucking whore, I would have to not love him anymore. Or would think he had some serious mental issues and/or medical. Cuz, theres no way.
    I would lose all respect for Paul if he would lower himself to getting back with that gold digging whore. I doubt his older children would let him make that mistake again.

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    Oh dear lord, please no.

    Nah, couldn't happen. Never. There, I've convinced myself.

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    For the tl:dr crowd, hmm, let's see, let's sum up what the "source" in this article says:

    Heather is a fabulous woman,
    Things warmed up after Paul apologized (because it's all Paul's fault),
    Paul wants Heather back because he realized "she's such a fantastic mum,"
    Heather is just so strong and fantastic Paul can't help but adore her,
    Heather is just so amazing Paul's now sorry about the way he treated her,
    And my favorite, about her not wanting to sign a confidentiality agreement: "Women look up to her and would think less of her if she was gagged. She wants to be able to say what she wants, when she wants."

    Gee, who do you think was the source for this article?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnieD View Post
    I also didn't read all of this, but I can honestly say as one of the BIGGEST Beatles and Paul McCartney fans that if he WAS to get back together with this fucking whore, I would have to not love him anymore. Or would think he had some serious mental issues and/or medical. Cuz, theres no way.
    Exactly! I am huge Beatle/Macca fan...getting back together with her would not be a good idea. Come on...this is a woman at one time said "I have never heard of The Beatles till I met Paul." BULL!! She is from England...they are one of the most famous things from England. She is so full of it. I am not saying this being a HUGE Macca fan. Just she just screams money and attention.

    He does seem like a great Dad. As well as I still think Linda is his soulmate. His music was incredible when she was alive, but Heather came along and it sucked!

    Macca....if you see this.....listen to us fans....only be friends with her for the sake of Beatrice.
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    There is no way this story is true - can't Heather just combust, spontaneously?

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    Source....daily mirror? British crap paper....so this article is bull! Good, because she so not good for him.
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    It's funny how in the article this is the "evidence" that Paul wants Heather back:

    After a year, he finally talks to her on the phone about their kid's schedule instead of going through lawyers.
    He's agreed to not hate on her for their kid's sake.
    He's finally agreed to a settlement to make her go away.

    Yes, really, screams DESPERATELY in love, doesn't it? Then if you read it talks about how:

    Heather is "slowly morphing into Linda."
    She's changed all the habits he supposedly disliked.
    Telling her friends Paul desperately wants her back.

    Overall Heather sounds like one of those girls we all meet at some point. You know: breaks up with a guy, then spends eternity wandering around insisting how desperately her ex still is in love with her. Meanwhile the guy genuinely has moved on and couldn't care less, but the girl keeps obsessing over him, telling everyone who will listen about the breakup and how he wants her back.

    I had a friend in college who insisted her ex wanted her desperately. We all the knew guy and he actually had moved on to a very nice girlfriend (eventually his wife). He was a sweet guy so whenever he would see his ex he was polite and would say hi. Nothing more than that but she was all, "OMG did you see that he's so in love with me!!" Then she cut her hair like his new girlfriend's, started hanging out at the club he bartended at just to dance with other guys in front of him, stuff like that. He couldn't care less but she kept making a damn fool out of herself. She would tell ANYONE how her ex wanted her back when everyone could see that it was her who was just dying for him to take her back.

    Heather sounds a lot like that chick.

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    I don't know why Paul is apologizing. SHE is the one who's been a complete and total bitch throughout this whole thing. SHE is the one who's been talking trash about him. Why the hell isn't SHE apologizing?!

    And he sees a great deal of Heather emerging in Bea's personality as she approaches her fourth birthday.

    God help that poor child if it's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnieD View Post
    I also didn't read all of this, but I can honestly say as one of the BIGGEST Beatles and Paul McCartney fans that if he WAS to get back together with this fucking whore, I would have to not love him anymore. Or would think he had some serious mental issues and/or medical. Cuz, theres no way.
    I love me some Lynnie

    I'll settle for amicable. She's a big dope. She's got her money. May he find a good woman. One without an agenda.

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