Yoko Ono Appreciates Paul McCartney Giving Her A Pass For Beatles Split
Yoko Ono says that he appreciates Paul McCartney's recent comments in which he insisted she did not break the Beatles up. Yoko spoke about McCartney's kind gesture, telling BBC Radio: "He was very sweet to say that, and he probably needed closure to say that. That's why he couldn't say that until now. He knew me -- we knew each other for 30, 40 years or something -- but there was no way to say anything like that because people just liked the idea that we were fighting like crazy in a boxing ring."
When asked if it was difficult being married to John Lennon, Yoko said, "Yes, that's why I have so much respect and love for the other Beatles' wives. It's the most difficult thing to be. I think it's more difficult than being a politician's wife, because it's endless. We have a position that is endless."
Although McCartney and Yoko had a strained relationship for decades, during John and Yoko's mid-'70s separation, McCartney actually helped the two reconcile after visiting them separately in 1974: "(I) took him in a back room, like a sort of elder brother, almost. I sort of said, 'I'm the go-between, and do you still love Yoko? Do you wanna get back with her and stuff?' And he said, 'Yeah.' I said, 'Well, here's how you do it. I just gave him what Yoko had said, and he pretty much did it, which was good, because they were important to each other. I was glad to be able to help, but, y'know, I'm not trying to earn any medals."