They got divorced after just a few years and she became a tabloid supervillain - the money grabbing wench trying to fleece our lovely Sir Paul and drag his good name through the mud.
She completely disappeared from public life after it was over. That's why I thought it was kind of a funny time capsule hearing all these sentimental love songs about her, from that brief period before she became a pariah figure.
Freedom I genuinely find an evocative song now, but not in a particularly pleasant way. It really takes me back to the neocon days, that weird mix of US hyper-defensiveness, jingoism and loose-cannon warmongering. Weird that it was written by a brit.