Former Beatle Paul McCartney is engaged to New York socialite Nancy Shevell, his girlfriend of nearly four years, his publicist said on Friday.
It will be the 68-year-old pop legend’s third marriage. His first wife, Linda, died from breast cancer in 1998 and he then wed ex-model Heather Mills in 2002 before divorcing her in 2008.
“We’re all thrilled for him,” McCartney’s spokesman Stuart Bell said, confirming the engagement but giving no further details. Mills and McCartney’s marriage ended in a bitter divorce three years ago.
She was awarded 24.3 million pounds (then $48 million, 30.8 million euros) in an accord finally hammered out after prolonged and acrimonious negotiations.
McCartney married Mills in a lavish ceremony in Ireland in June 2002, four years after Linda, a photographer and animal rights campaigner, died from breast cancer.
I’ll never forget how I got punished for venturing into Manhattan for a Paul McCartney and Wings Concert with my older cousins. I broke two rules, no concerts and no venturing into Manhattan. It was well worth the punishment! My dad admitted (much later) that he would’ve done the same thing. I bet everyone has a great memory linked to a Paul McCartney song! I know I have many. Much later in life I met Paul McCartney briefly with a dear friend of mine who resides out at the Hamptons full-time. He is known for being an absolute sweetheart and so down to earth! Everyone adores him out there! Come to think of it, everyone adores him everywhere! Still looking handsome as ever. Congratulations! The third time’s a charm!
NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS – Paul McCartney – 1984