Paul McCartney's ex is back on air, but this time says "I'm so happy"

By Monique Jessen
Updated November 08, 2007 10:00 AM
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Heather Mills says she’s received “amazing” support since last week’s public rants against the tabloid media – and that her decision to speak out has helped her heal.

“It’s been unbelievably cathartic,” Mills told Britain’s GMTV on Nov. 8, exactly one week after her emotional tirade on the morning chat show. “It’s the difference between being in prison and being on parole.”

In a series of interviews, Mills, 39, accused the tabloid press of creating a “hate campaign” against her, which led her to contemplate suicide.

But now the ex model and former Dancing with the Stars competitor says the public is rallying around her. “It’s heartwarming to hear that there are so many like-minded people who want to be told the truth,” she said. “I’m so happy.”

Mills revealed that estranged husband Paul McCartney – who was photographed kissing American business woman Nancy Shevell earlier this week – has not commented on her public outburst: “No, [he] hasn’t said a word. It’s just very civil for our daughter.”

And despite recent reports, Mills also claims she never called McCartney to fume about his tabloid romance. “There was no phone call, there were no tears and tantrums,” she insisted on the show. “Basically I just said ‘I wish you all the best’ and that was it, when we did [the custody] swap over.”

Mills and McCartney, who wed in 2004 and split last year, have one daughter Beatrice, 4.