... Paul is to wed. According to reports, he and his girlfriend Nancy Shevell recently became engaged.
Shevell is said to get on well with McCartney's five children, having appeared at Stella McCartney fashion shows, awards ceremonies and at Sir Paul's concerts. She is a wealthy woman in her own right, is on the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and is vice president of a family-owned business conglomerate.
She was married for more than 20 years to the lawyer Bruce Blakeman, a close friend of the former New York governor George Pataki, who appointed her to the MTA board. Although his second marriage ended in an courtroom battle with Mills, a former model, McCartney remains optimistic about affairs of the heart, reportedly commenting on his romance with Shevell: "I just like being in love."