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Wednesday, 9 May, 2001, 19:21 GMT 20:21 UK
Sir Paul sparks marriage rumours
Sir Paul McCartney and his girlfriend Heather Mills
Sir Paul McCartney and his girlfriend Heather Mills
Sir Paul McCartney has said there is a "good chance" he will marry again, sparking rumours he is prepared to propose to his girlfriend Heather Mills.

McCartney, whose wife Linda died in 1998 from breast cancer, began seeing Miss Mills last year.

Sir Paul and Linda
Sir Paul was married to Linda for 30 years
Speaking in Cannes where he is promoting his Wings greatest hits album, Sir Paul said he wanted to stop rumours of an official engagement

He said: "There is a chance I may get married again, but that is a decision we will make in private and only then will we make it public.

'Weird'

"I can say here and now we are not engaged but there is a good chance I will get married in the future."

McCartney said all his children - Heather, 37, Mary 31, Stella 28, and James 24 - are supportive of the relationship.

But he said: "That I was having any relationship was weird because they were used to me being with their mum for 30 years.

"So the idea of a new relationship was very puzzling and confusing, but I started to see someone I liked and started getting into a relationship.

"And then I think the big shock for them was her age - that she's actually younger than one of them... but I think they dealt with it very well actually."

The ex-Beatle has included new love songs to Miss Mills on his album of Wings' greatest hits, Wingspan

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