Paul McCartney’s girlfriend says the way he deals with fans is ‘selfish’ and ‘insecure’

Paul McCartney’s girlfriend says the way he deals with fans is ‘selfish’ and ‘insecure’
Paul McCartney’s girlfriend says the way he deals with fans is ‘selfish’ and ‘insecure’

TL; DR:

  • One of Paul McCartney’s serious girlfriends was named Jane Asher.
  • Paul McCartney’s girlfriend shared what she considered his worst quality.
  • Marianne Faithfull witnessed a fight between Paul McCartney and his girlfriend Jane.
Paul McCartney and Jane Asher | Mark and Colleen Hayward/Redferns

Paul McCartney’s marriage to his wife Linda was one of the most secure and enduring unions in the entertainment industry. Before they met, however, McCartney dated his first love, Jane Asher. He wrote a number of love songs about her, but their relationship wasn’t perfect. Asher said the way McCartney treated her when fans were around was selfish. She thought that was her worst quality.

Paul McCartney’s longtime girlfriend was Jane Asher

Asher first met the Beatles in 1963, when Beatlemania was on fire in England. She was an actress and a panelist on the show jukebox jury, who rated the music. McCartney said he took an immediate interest in her.

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“I met Jane Asher when she was sent by the Radio Times to cover a gig we were at at the Royal Albert Hall – we took a picture with her for the magazine and we all loved it,” said- he stated, by Express. “We thought she was blonde, because we’d only ever seen her on black and white TV doing jukebox jury, but she turned out to be a redhead. So it was, ‘Wow, you’re a redhead!’ I tried to pull her, I succeeded, and we were boyfriend and girlfriend for quite a long time.

They dated for years and Asher inspired Beatles songs like “All My Loving” and “We Can Work It Out.”

Paul McCartney’s girlfriend said he could be selfish

Due to McCartney’s growing popularity, Asher had to deal with fans for the duration of their romance. Since she was also in the public eye, it didn’t bother her much, although it did bother her that McCartney wanted to impress Beatles fans as much as she did. When she went to Paris to see the Beatles, McCartney wanted her to join the band in their suite so fans wouldn’t recognize her on her way to and from the hotel.

“It’s just typical Paul,” she said, according to the book Paul McCartney: A Life by Peter Ames Carlin. “It’s just that he’s so insecure…the thing is, he wants the adulation of the fans and mine too.”

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She didn’t think he could tell the difference between her love and the attention of the fans.

“He’s so selfish; that’s his biggest flaw,” she said. “He can’t see that my feelings for him are real and the fans’ feelings are fanciful.”

Others noted that their relationship was in trouble

The cracks in the relationship between Asher and McCartney deepened. One evening, Marianne Faithfull visited the couple and watched them fight in silence all night.

“I love watching people go through their domestic lives and seeing how it goes,” she explained, adding, “I always thought Jane and Paul were very uptight. I vividly remember one night on Cavendish Avenue when she wanted the window closed and he wanted it open. It was really like playing Joe Orton. It was fucking awesome.

They never addressed the argument, but Faithfull said it was obvious their relationship was in trouble.

“I sat there all night watching Jane get up and open it, and Paul close it, and it was like nothing was said,” she said. “And shortly after that they broke up, which of course I could have told anyone.”

In 1968, after five years together, the couple ended their relationship.

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