'Dancing with the Stars' participant Heather Mills breaks into tears
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/04/2007
Dancing with the Stars' fourth season celebrity participant Heather Mills is widely known for being the estranged wife of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, and she's curious as to why their current divorce proceedings is something she should be criticized for.
"All I did was fall in love with somebody madly, and give up my life for seven years, you know. And then just to be vilified for it? I'm actually quite shocked," Mills said as a guest on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS FM morning radio program, according to People. "I've spent 14 years doing charity work... If I was a gold digger, I would be a very wealthy woman now. And I'm not."
The 39-year-old Mills couldn't contain the tears as she spoke about how she's being judged by people who don't even know the type of person she is. The outpouring of emotions began when a listener named Pat called into Seacrest's program.
"I'm ashamed that I had a judgment against her based on everything that you read in the newspapers, that she was after [McCartney's] money, and, come on -- everyone was down on Heather Mills," Pat said on the program. "But she has won me over, and I can admit it, that I had formed a bad opinion about her. I am embarrassed, actually. I would love to apologize to her. And America should apologize. People should apologize to her. She was wrongfully treated."
Mills said Pat's comments made her "feel emotional." When Seacrest added that people had been judging Mills "strictly on hearsay," the tears really started to flow.
"Yes," she replied. "It's just amazing... I had a choice. I could have gone down... excuse me, you got me going now... sorry... I could have gone done that path of lowering myself to everyone else's level and proven my innocence."