Paul McCartney gets engaged

2011-05-07 11:41
London - 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.

"We're all thrilled for him," McCartney's spokesperson Stuart Bell said, confirming the engagement but giving no further details.

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.

Mills was awarded £24.3m 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.

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