While dating band member John Lennon in the '60s, Yoko Ono was made out to be an unwanted presence around the Beatles. None of the boys ever really spoke out about their true feelings toward her ... until now.
Paul McCartney got candid about his relationship with her back in the day and spoke about their current status, in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
"It's really good, actually," he said of his current status with Yoko. "We were kind of threatened [then]. She was sitting on the amps while we were recording. Most bands couldn't handle that. We handled it, but not amazingly well, because we were so tight. We weren't sexist, but girls didn't come to the studio - they tended to leave us to it. When John got with Yoko, she wasn't in the control room or to the side. It was in the middle of the four of us."
It was unusual for Yoko to be so involved in the group's intimate recording sessions, and rumors even went around that she could have played a part in the band's breakup in 1970.
But, Paul admitted that with time he got used to her being around for John's sake and she wasn't so bad after all.
"My big awakening was, if John loves this woman, that's gotta be right," he explained. "I realized any resistance was something I had to overcome. It was a little hard at first. Gradually, we did."
Despite any awkwardness with John's wife then, Paul revealed that it's all water under the bridge now.
"Now it's like we're mates. I like Yoko. She's so Yoko," he laughed.
Their friendship seems so much on the right track these days that he even referred to her as one of the band mates.
"The two girls are Beatles," he said of Yoko and Olivia Harrison, the wife of now deceased group member George Harrison.
Yoko is also a widow -- John Lennon was tragically shot and killed in New York in 1980.
The "Hey Jude" band isn't in commission anymore, but Paul has been giving his solo career a run for its money. He's currently on his One On One world tour.
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