Paul McCartney may be getting remarried

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Paul McCartney may be ready to walk down the aisle a third time. This time, it’s to his current girlfriend, Nancy Shevell. Though they have only been dating for a year, Nancy and Paul have known each other for over 30 years, and his children adore her. Even Paul’s daughter Stella McCartney, who was highly vocal about her dislike of Heather Mills, approves. Nancy separated from her husband of over 20 years in 2007, and their divorce became final last month, leaving the couple free to get married. Sources close to the couple say that it might happen very soon.

Sir Paul and Linda were friends of Nancy and her ex Bruce on the dinner-party circuit in the exclusive US East Coast holiday retreat of The Hamptons, Long Island. The families developed a closer bond when Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, a year after Linda.

Maccas’s friends and family view Nancy as much closer in spirit to Linda than former model Heather, whose murky past caused Sir Paul huge embarrassment before to their £24million divorce.

The source added: “Nancy has been through a lot – not least overcoming breast cancer. She also comes from a similar wealthy East Coast background to Linda. They shared a similar outlook on life. She joined the family firm in the 1980s and has become wealthy in her own right. It makes everyone comfortable that she is clearly not after Paul’s money.

“It suits Paul that she is also discreet and, unlike Heather, does not court publicity.”

Nancy has even reportedly toned down her right-wing Republican views to align herself more with Sir Paul’s liberal political outlook. She has also swapped her favourite steaks for veggie dishes in deference to his long-standing refusal to eat meat.

The friend said: “Paul is a big believer in the institution of marriage, and his friends are in absolutely no doubt he will propose to Nancy in time.

“Her divorce has been hanging over them – with all the baggage from the past that it represents. So it feels like a great relief to have it all sorted.”

Nancy, whose family freight business is worth around £250million, legally separated from Bruce in November 2007 after 23 years.

[from Mirror.co.uk via Gossip Rocks]

I’m not convinced that Heather Mills’ recent comments on her desirability and the finalization of Paul McCartney’s girlfriend’s divorce are purely coincidental. Heather may never be likeable, but she does have a knack for getting noticed in the press at just the right moment. Just not for the right kinds of things.

If the reports are true, congratulations to the couple and hopefully the marriage will go more smoothly than Sir Paul’s last.

Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney are shown out in London on 11/11/08. Credit: Bauergriffin

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  1. o says:

    she’s very pretty.
    hope they’re happy.
    Sir Paul deserves to be happy again.

  2. tigerlille says:

    Paul seems very happy with her, and evidently he is the center of her world.

  3. Megan says:

    I’m really not sure why he’d want to get married again.

  4. RAN says:

    She just decided to ‘swap her favorite steaks for veggie dishes’? Just like that? Call me a cynic, but I smell another entrapment plot right here. He’s a fool.

    And before people think I’m saying she’s trying to trap him by switching up her food choices, look at it this way…. You do something you love for all of your life. Suddenly someone else comes along and doesn’t like what you love. Do you compromise or give it up?

  5. Enviro says:

    Why is Paul carrying his groceries home in a plastic bag and not an environmentally friendly shopping bag? I thought he was a friend of the earth? Bah!

  6. geronimo says:

    She’s independenty seriously wealthy and intelligent, doubt very much she’s changing any longtime eating habits or political views to suit him, probably bs.

    What I don’t understand is WHY she’d want to marry him?? Heather was a nutjob but he came across as seriously petulant and unpleasant to live with also.

  7. the boss lady says:

    How old is this chick, because seriously, he needs to marry someone his own age. Every one complained the Paul McCartney married a crazy last time but I still think if he married a crazy closer to his own age, she would be so happy that she married a Beatle that she would put up with his crap.

  8. RReedy says:

    I wonder why Paul feels the need to marry ANYONE after being dragged in Heather Mills’ mud.

  9. lara says:

    If this is true, then ….. sweet Jesus, both just recently got divorced, she’s coming out of 23 year old relationship and just like that they’re up for marriage again? Some people never learn.

  10. Baholicious says:

    He strikes me as one of these men that needs to be married. He was married to Linda for such a long time who, as I understand it, wore the pants in that relationship. Some men just need a woman to look after them and don’t do well without one. It can go both ways of course, but I think this is what is going on with him.

    He definitely has a type though when is comes to faces anyway, which seems to be long and angular.

  11. CandyKay says:

    RAN, re: the steak question, it’s all a matter of priorities. If there’s something that really matters to you – a pet, a religion, a dinner option – and a new love comes along who can’t stand that thing, then no, you don’t give it up.

    If your new love more means more, then you do. I don’t think that’s a giant leap.

  12. rules says:

    ugh, she looks younger than him. If he insists on marrying quickly to someone younger (ie gold digger) than he deserves whatever he gets. He just looks like a nasty old man now….

  13. vdantev says:

    She’s what less than half his age?? Young enough to be his daughter ? That would be like me plowing Miley Cyrus !

  14. CandyKay says:

    I believe I read on another site that she is 48 years old. That’s not a huge age difference. She’s a grownup, at least.

  15. Lydia says:

    Well, as someone said before, Paul really seems like a person who can’t stay alone for much time. He’s one of those men who need to be married. In his whole life, he didn’t spend much time without a woman: in his beatle days, he dated Jane Asher for years, and, when they broke up, he met Linda and married her. At least, Nancy is an adult and very rich. I don’t think she’ll be another Heather Mills. She seems to really like him. I never had this impression with Heather, not even in their happy days.

  16. Baholicious says:

    Candy Kay – “If your new love more means more (insert “and is fabulously loaded” here – LOL!) then you do.”

    I agree he’s foolish. He can have female companionship without marrying them. There are older couples who cohabitate for companionship, financial reasons and love without feeling the need to marry.

  17. RReedy says:

    Here is another thought: Paul comes from a time when living together was not only considered second rate, but a SIN. ( I am his age: we did it the old fashioned way, we’d sneak around!)I think I read somewhere in an interview he gave: re HM & the divorce that he felt a need to move the relationship to a marital state because he did not like the status of living with someone. Just a thought.

  18. Eileen Yover says:

    If this guy likes unloading big bulks of his money so much, try donating to the needy, rather than marriage then divorce…he’ll feel so much better.

  19. CandyKay says:

    But RAN, she’s fabulously loaded too. What does she care about his big bucks?

    Anyway, this time one would assume he’d marry in the U.S. and get a pre-nup.

  20. Seen around London says:

    I wish I was her.

  21. Syko says:

    Even people with big bucks always seem happy to have more big bucks.

    I think he’s a damn fool. You need time after a divorce to get over it before committing to another marriage. There’s a “walking wounded” period, and whether a marriage ends by death or divorce, it takes time to finish grieving for the relationship.

    And of course she’s quite a lot younger. He’s about 65, right? And she’s 48-ish? He’s old enough to be her biological father. 65 is a senior citizen, 48 is middle-aged. And let’s face it, if it wasn’t for his money and fame, he wouldn’t be that much of a catch.

    For all our talk about women who can’t stand to be without a man, looks like there are some men with the same problem.

  22. Baholicious says:

    This is off topic but he could totally do Drag, darlings. He’s got the face for it.

  23. Emily says:

    If I remember correctly, isn’t his current girlfriend Barbara Walter’s cousin or something?

  24. Phat girl says:

    I’m with Enviro on this one. Someone so pompus as to think he can tell the Dahli Lama what to eat (even when doctors disagree) should really practice what he preaches and not be photographed with a plastic grocery bag. Heather Mills may not have been “discreet” (i.e. Only tell Paul exactly what he wants to hear) but at least she stuck to her guns when it came to her crazy lady convictions.

  25. BEEBEEC says:

    But will she forsake all others, go where he goes, cook, garden, live in a primative mansion shack and clean for him, with little or no help.. while living green and ignoring her illness and pains so that he’s not bov’vered while smokin his weed and hanging around with HIS friends? HAHAHAHAHAHA! There goes more money and parts of his wealth in a few years.

  26. kit says:

    She’s been separated only two years and already remarrying? Not good.

  27. meow mix says:

    She looks like a younger version of him with drawn on eyebrows.

  28. Baholicious says:

    Meow, can you see the big ‘E’ on the eye chart? LOL – kidding. She doesn’t have that expression of perpetual surprise that he always seems to have either.

  29. Megan says:

    I agree he’s only got girlfriends/wives this young because of his fame and fortune.

  30. orion70 says:

    She kinda looks like she could use a steak or two.

    What’s his (or her) hurry? sheesh.

    I smell fail.

  31. Codzilla says:

    I wish he’d stop dying his hair. And getting a face lift without also addressing the gizzard seems kind of pointless.

  32. Taradash says:

    Paul is old fashioned. Believes in marriage. 3 time is a charm. WIsh I could meet someone that believes in committment and is not fearful of all women.

  33. coffee says:

    chances are pretty good that McCartney’s new lady friend is an improvement over his Ex

  34. lauradelcotto says:

    I am happy for Mr McCartney, I hope if he marry’s again it will last forever. she look beautiful next to him. I believe anyone to give up meat for her man must be in love. I would have to have meat pulled away from me. I would bite who ever tried. She must be in love. I hope they marry.

  35. Barbara says:

    My sister married four men she then became. She also divorced four times. It never works to give up for a spouse to make it work. She should stand her ground and see if he will take her as she is!

  36. jean says:

    I don’t like men who insist on change to carry on a relationship. Why doesn’t he start eating meat again for her? Also she should have enough female gumption to stick to her political beliefs. Got to be a reason besides “love” why she is willing to be a different person.

  37. lindy says:

    If Paul loves her so much, then why doesn’t he marry her. That is it in a nutshell. Tom Petty would have nothing to say here, and it would save a lot of conservatives a lot of firey indignation on couples cohabitating without marriage.

  38. HUMMM says:

    I agree with the person that says she just gives up eating meat to become a vegetarian? I love the comments about her not being a Gold Digger too. Okay, since she is so much younger than him, it is obviously a question of who will die first? My guess is him, in which case what happens to inheritance for his children? As his new wife if they get married isn’t she entitled to 50%, and she isn’t a gold digger?

    Also, since the price of fuel has skyrocketed in the States, the trucking industry has taken a huge hit. There is nothing anywhere that says this trucking company is worth 250 million pounds. It is privately owned, which means there are no public financials available for anyone to review. It might just be one of those companies that looks good on paper. Who knows.

    Really I watched a documentary on Paul McCartney and someone that knew him well said he can’t live without a bird (British word for woman, apparently) in his life.

    Somehow I smell a rat in Nancy Shevell. To each his own and if they are happy that’s great.

  39. Cynthia Lathrop says:

    O.K., I’m biased. I love Paul McCartney. Have since I was six years old when he and the other Beatles first came to America. I wish him happiness, and I believe that his soon to be wife truly loves him. (I’ve seen them together on video, and she is obviously in love. )Those of you that can’t ‘see’ a really good (Paul) person for what they are…well, I feel sorry for you. Thanks Paul , not only for all the beautiful music, but just for being you.

  40. julie says:

    Look word ‘bird’ in English or uk parlance means my girlfriend but nver my wife and it is a slang word that dates from the 1960′s not much used anymore. We famealses used to say we’re called birds because of all the worms we pick up.

  41. Alaister Crowley says:

    This man isn’t Paul McCartney. He is William Campbell who replaced McCartney after his death in 1966.

    Doubt it? Have a look at this:
    http://homepages.tesco.net/harbfamily/opd/index.html