John Lennon married his first wife Cynthia Lennon in 1962, shortly before they welcomed their son, but the pair were divorced in 1968. Just a year later, he tied the knot with Yoko Ono. In an interview with Howard Stern last year, The Beatles star Paul McCartney shed some light on the differences between Cynthia and Yoko as he spoke out on the band’s split, his feud with John and his former bandmate’s wives.
Paul told the interviewer Cynthia wasn’t the type of “strong woman” John was into, saying: “John loved strong women. His mother had been a strong woman, his auntie, who brought him up, was a strong woman.
“Bless her, but his first wife wasn’t,” he continued. “She once said to me, ‘All I want is a guy who wants a pipe and slippers. Come home and do that…’”
“And I thought, ooh, that’s not John.”
Implicitly comparing Cynthia to Yoko, The Beatles star moved on to the relationship which followed John’s split from his first wife.
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John Lennon: The Beatles star Paul McCartney revealed the difference between Cynthia and Yoko Ono (Image: GETTY)
John Lennon :The Beatles star married Cynthia Lennon in 1962 and they divorced in 1968 (Image: GETTY)
“And so, John had met up with Yoko,” he recalled. “And even though we thought, oh God, bit intrusive — she used to sit in on the recording sessions and we’d never had anything like that.
“But looking back on it you think, the guy was totally in love with her and you’ve just got to respect that. So, we did and I do,” he concluded.
Paul also told Howard categorically that John was the one who broke The Beatles up and spoke of how glad he was to have reconciled following the feud which followed before his friend was shot and killed in 1980.
John’s first wife Cynthia was born in Blackpool to