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Debbie McGee says she and Paul Daniels' son have mended their relationship after estate dispute

Tom Beasley
·Contributor
·2-min read

Watch: Debbie McGee talks about grieving her husband Paul Daniels

Debbie McGee says she has mended her relationship with her son-in-law, five years after the death of her magician husband Paul Daniels.

The 62-year-old star told the Sunday Mirror that "everything is fine" between her and Paul Daniels Jr. and that they will meet soon — along with Paul's two other sons from his first wife — to scatter the performer's ashes.

Read more: McGee discusses dealing with grief

Daniels Jr. had previously referred to McGee as a "false witch" and accused her of cheating him out of his £1.5m inheritance after his father's death in 2016.

But McGee now says all three sons will join her to scatter the late magician's ashes near her Berkshire home.

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee attend the world Premiere of
Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee attend the world Premiere of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" on January 14, 2015. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

She said: "Paul Jr. will be invited and everything is fine between us now. He was always a naughty boy.

“Of course what he said was hurtful so soon after his dad died, but I don’t hold grudges. 

"He was obviously in extreme grief as well and took it out on me, but everything is good now.”

Read more: Paul Daniels didn't understand that he was dying

McGee said Daniels Jr. — who was once convicted for growing cannabis — has "managed to pick up the pieces" and get himself back on track in recent years.

"He’s got a job and he’s pulled himself together," the star said. "I just wish his dad was here to see it."

The wedding of Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee in Buckinghamshire. 2nd April 1988. (Photo by Paul Draper/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
The wedding of Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee in Buckinghamshire. 2nd April 1988. (Photo by Paul Draper/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

Daniels passed away in March 2016 at the age of 77 after doctors found an inoperable brain tumour.

He and McGee had been married 28 years when he passed away, having worked together as magician and assistant since 1980.

Read more: McGee gives away Strictly result

In recent years, McGee has become a radio personality, presenting a Sunday morning show for BBC Radio Berkshire.

She also returned to her ballet dancer roots for an impressive run on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, as well as winning the show's Christmas Special in 2019.

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