Friday, March 1, 2024

Paul McCartney, Congrats on Engagement to Nancy Shevell


It looks like Paul McCartney popped the question to Nancy Shevell, and they’re getting married. Shevell, who was married to New Yorker Bruce Blakeman (a failed Republican candidate for different positions) and has a teenage daughter, is terrific. I’ve gotten to know her a little bit over the last couple of years. Shevell, who’s 51 but looks ten years younger, has taken her time getting to be a Beatle girlfriend. Slowly but surely she’s adapted to being with an icon, and maybe the most famous rock and roll star in the world other than Mick Jagger. Good for Paul. After his long and happy marriage to Linda Eastman, McCartney tried a second marriage to Heather Mills. We all know how ill fated that was; I’ll never forget Mills telling me she knew no Beatles song but was a big fan of Colin Hay of Men at Work. Yikes! Shevell is more like Linda in many ways: from a good family, smart, and has her own money.They also each went to college in Arizona, which is pretty unusual. Nancy sits on the board of the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority and works for her family’s trucking company. Obla Di, Obla Da, life goes on. Congrats!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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