London, Sept 14 : Heather Mills has always vowed publicly that she is not a 'gold-digger', but in private, money was all she could think about, it has been revealed.
The revelation comes from top PR boss Michele Elyzabeth, who was at Mills' side for four years right through her bitter divorce battle with rock legend Paul McCartney.
Since marrying the former Beatle in 2002, the 40-year-old former model has constantly insisted in TV interviews that she's no self-publicist, and devotes herself almost entirely to charity work.
Now, Elyzabeth has revealed how Mills urged her to find her fame, turn her into a worldwide brand and make her a fortune from commercial ventures.
And she also revealed how Mills blew a string of big money deals with her demanding diva ways, foul moods, madcap decisions and rude arrogance.
"Heather gave me the green light to get as much business as I could. She was shameless in her desire to make herself as big a star as Paul," News of the World quoted her, as saying.
"Yet every time I got her a big offer somehow she'd wreck it or turn down the chance. It drove me mad.
"At first, when she was married to Paul, a lot of commercial people were interested in working alongside her. But as things developed it became clear the deal was really lined up for both Paul and Heather.
"Then as the crucial moment came to sign up she'd pull out. She'd tell me Paul had changed his mind or wasn't interested," she added.