When George Harrison visited his ex-wife Patty Boyd in 2001, he suspected it was his final goodbye.
“He brought some small gifts and we played music and had tea,” the English model and photographer told People magazine on Tuesday. I thought he wanted to see me instead of leaving too late.”
The 78-year-old told how he used to speak in the garden. former member of the Beatles Saw some flowers blooming in the dust and shaking in the wind.
“The flowers are trembling,” he remarked.
It’s a statement that stayed with Boyd.
“Only George would think that flowers tremble,” she said. “it was very nice.”
This was the last time the pair saw each other. Months later, Harrison passed away. after a battle with cancer, He was 58 years old. There are two surviving Beatles: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. John Lennon was assassinated in 1980 at the age of 40.
Harrison and Boyd were married from 1966 to 1977. She married her friend Eric Clapton in 1979. Harrison attended the wedding. That union lasted until 1989. She has been married to property developer Rod Weston since 2015.
Harrison married Olivia Arias once again in 1978. That union lasted till his death.
Boyd told how she met Harrison on the set of 1964’s “A Hard Day’s Night.” She only had one line, but the then 19-year-old left an indelible mark on the Beatle.
Within two years, the couple said “I do.” But by the 70s, they started separating.
“George and I were going in different directions,” she said. “He was starting to distance himself from me.”,
The pair amicably went their separate ways. Harrison also supported Boyd’s relationship with his close friend.
“He said, ‘Well, I’m glad you’re going with Eric instead of some idiot,'” Boyd recalled. “So he appreciated my choice!”
According to the outlet, Harrison jokingly referred to herself as her “in-law.” He not only attended the wedding but also served the newlyweds with McCartney and Starr.
The outlet noted that Harrison and Boyd remained close for the rest of their lives. his upcoming photo book“My Life in Pictures” is their last photo together. It was taken in the early ’90s in the gardens of Friar Park, the property they shared in their final days as a couple.
Boyd told the outlet that she’s a firm believer in having multiple soulmates, if you’re lucky.
“You can meet someone and just recognize the essence of their being,” she explained. “And it’s always a pleasure to be with them. Even if a year goes by, and you don’t see them, when you … meet again, you’re still on the same page.”
Boyd said she shared the same kind of bond with Harrison.
“Just because things didn’t go according to our plan, it didn’t diminish our love for each other,” she said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.