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Further Adventures In Press Releases

Not that it matters to anyone except Stella, but Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney are separating. From my inbox:

Having tried exceptionally hard to make our relationship work given the daily pressures surrounding us, it is with sadness that we have decided to go our separate ways. Our parting is amicable and both of us still care about each other very much but have found it increasingly difficult to maintain a normal relationship with constant intrusion into our private lives, and we have actively tried to protect the privacy of our child.

Translation: Clearly, it's the media's fault that Paul and Heather's marriage fell apart. I mean, when Paul was married to Linda for decades, the media barely noticed. And, dammit, Paul and Heather have a baby!

Separation for any couple is difficult enough, but to have to go through this so publicly, especially with a small daughter is immensely stressful. We hope, for the sake of our baby daughter that we will be given some space and time to get through this difficult period.


Translation: Seriously, I know that Paul is a member of the biggest band of all time, as well as being the unofficial definition of a "public figure," but the media WILL NOT leave us alone. And there's a baby! A teeny, weensy baby that gets smaller every time it's invoked in this press release! Worse than invoking your baby three times in an effort to make the public/heartless media sympathize with you and leave you alone, is to invoke a physical handicap as an excuse as to why you and your husband aren't living together anymore. From People Magazine:

The U.K. press has reported recently that McCartney and Mills have been living apart in the past few weeks. Mills's rep at first denied marital woes, telling PEOPLE, "She's getting a new leg fitted, and she's (in Hove), near where she's having it done. Paul's being very supportive."

Apparently, not even the tiniest, most defenseless baby you've ever seen, and a prosthetic leg fitting will keep the media from ruining a perfectly good marriage.

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