HEATHER Mills is engaged to her boyfriend, it has been reported.

The businesswoman, who owned a cafe in Hove, is reported to have exchanged rings with Mike Dickman after 18 months of dating.

The 53-year-old is the former wife of Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney.

According to The Sun, the pair are “incredibly happy” after Heather had a “turbulent few years” following her split with the rock star, who lives in Sussex.

A source told the paper: “Heather and Mike are incredibly happy.

“It’s so good to see a smile on her face again after a turbulent few years.

“They’re completely in love.

“Heather has told pals he’s the love of her life while, for his part, Mike adores her and is completely devoted.

“Heather’s incredibly young at heart, and gets on with all his mates... their 17-year age gap really isn’t an issue.”

The pair’s romance first became public in June 2019 but the couple’s love story began when the former model began sending him “flirty text messages”.

The Mail On Sunday reported at the time Heather slipped Mike her business card with the note: “I think you’re hot. Email me.”

A source told the paper: “Mike was sitting on his own having had a long, boozy lunch and Heather was sitting next to him playing a card game with her daughter Beatrice.

“Heather kept eyeing him up and just before the journey ended at London Bridge, she passed him a series of notes when her daughter wasn’t looking.

“One said, ‘I think you’re hot. Email me.”

Heather split from rock star Paul McCartney in 2006. After the divorce, Heather sought a £125 million settlement but a High Court judge awarded her a fifth of that sum.

She was also awarded payments of £35,000 per annum, for a nanny and school costs for their daughter Beatrice.

The former model opened the first VBites in Hove Lagoon in July 2009 with dishes featuring meat substitutes made from plant-based ingredients. Within a month, it was claimed between 700 and 1,000 vegan products were being sold at the cafe every day.

However, superstar DJ Norman Cook ,also known as Fatboy Slim snapped up the store in 2013.

The venue at Hove Lagoon was renamed to The Big Beach Cafe.

Most recently, the DJ swapped making mixtapes for making coffee at the cafe. He told Phil Reynolds, host of the Celebs and The Average Joe Podcast, that he started waiting tables at the café after his live events were cancelled due to the pandemic.