Who is Heather Mills's boyfriend Mike Dickman? How Paul McCartney's ex found love after flirting on a train ride
Prior to dating Dickman, Mills was married to music legend Paul McCartney and the two split in 2006 after four years of marriage
Looks like wedding bells are ringing for Heather Mills. The 53-year-old businesswoman got engaged to her 36-year-old boyfriend Mike Dickman before Christmas, after dating for around 18 months. Prior to dating Dickman, Mills was married to music legend Paul McCartney. The two split in 2006 after four years of marriage. The divorce battle was highly publicized. Mills had originally asked for a £125M settlement, but the High Court judge awarded her just £24.3M. However, she was also awarded £35,000 per annum for a nanny and school costs for their daughter Beatrice. Mills was accused heavily of being a gold digger, an allegation that she vehemently denied. She later addressed these accusations in an interview with The Daily Mail.
"I felt I lost everything. I spent my whole life raising money for charities and I was asked to leave every charity (from PETA to Adopt a Minefield) because I became poison," she said. However, 13 years later, it looks like she's found love once again, in the arms of Mike Dickman. Here's what we know about her new fiance.
They have a 17-year age gap
Although there's a sizeable age difference between the two, it doesn't seem to affect either of them. The former model describes Dickman as the “love of her life”. The couple exchanged rings sometime in December. Although they're in no rush to walk down the aisle, the engagement is just a way of announcing that they're now mutually exclusive.
Dickman is a producer and into Esports
He's the Head of Partnership at Gfinity, an esports company that has worked alongside a range of leading brands in the gaming space such as Blizzard, EA Sports and more.
Mills made the first move
The couple began dating in mid-2019. They were on the same train going from Kent to London. While Dickman was enjoying a leisure lunch, Mills was sitting next to him, playing a card game with her daughter. Just before the train could stop at London, she slipped him a business card and a note which read — "I think you're hot. Email me". Dickman took her up on that offer and they started dating soon after.