High Court judge makes official announcement

The marriage of Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills was officially ended today (May 12).

High Court judge Mr Justice Bennett pronounced a decree nisi – an absolute ruling of a divorce court – ending the marriage on the grounds that the former couple had been separated for two years.

Neither McCartney nor Mills were in court to hear the ruling, reports BBC News.

Neither of their legal teams made any comments.

The ruling paves the way for Mills to receive the £24.3 million settlement she was awarded in March.