Paul McCartney has formally begun divorce proceedings against his estranged wife, Heather Mills McCartney. He filed for divorce this week, saying Mills’ “unreasonable behaviour” led to the split.
Reuters reports that Mills, 38, will file counter claims in the case, according to her spokesman.
“Heather’s going to be filing her own counter-claims about matters both in [Britain] and America,” he said. “Any view she has on her divorce will be handled discreetly. She does not feel the need to repudiate claims that she may be headstrong or feisty.”
The separation was first announced in May, four years after the couple married. The had a daughter, two-year-old Beatrice, while together.
The 64-year-old McCartney is expected to lose a hefty chunk of his vast personal fortune (estimated at 825 million pounds) in the divorce.
However, the former Beatle has also defended Mills against claims that she married him for his money, saying soon after the split that “there is not an ounce of truth in this.”