“Wonderful Tonight” p. 174, 175, 176, 177)
The final straw was his affair with Maureen Starr, Ringo’s wife. [...] I discovered from some photos Terry had had developed that she had been staying in the house with George one weekend when Jenny and I [Pattie] had gone to Devon to see my mother. He had given her a beautiful necklace, which she wore in front of me. Then I found them locked into a bedroom at Friar Park. I stood outside banging on the door and saying to George, “What are you doing? Maureen’s in here, isn’t she? I know she is”, but he laughed. [...] Eventually he opened the door, and said “Oh, she’s just a bit tired so she’s lying down”
[...] one day George, Chris O’Dell and I [Pattie] went to Ringo and Maureen’s house where George, in front of everyone, proceeded to tell Ringo that he was in love with his wife. Ringo worked himself up into a terrible state and went about saying “Nothing is real, nothing is real”
Chris O'Dell explains that Maureen claimed that they were only having a spiritual ''affair'' and that she felt they connected a lot on that level, says Chris O'Dell, friend to both Pattie & Maureen. Of course, Pattie would have none of it and so did the others. Maureen sometimes came late at night at Friar Park, the Harrisons estate. Pattie used to say what are you doing what about your children ? I'm going to bed. And Maureen said that she was going to the studio to see George. She spent several nights at the Harrisons. Pattie then phoned Ringo to tell him that every night he was asking hiself where his wife was, she was with George ! Once, Maureen & George were behind locked doors. Pattie knocked on the door and George answered, grinning, saying that Maureen had to lay down. Pattie was desperate. George had already cheated on her with a bevy of beauties, and sometimes in front of her in her own house. Then, during a tense night at the Starkeys, George proceeded to tell Ringo that he was in love with his wife. Ringo then said : Better you than someone we don't know.