English singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Paul McCartney, rose to worldwide fame with his band The Beatles.
Currently, Paul is married to Nancy Shevell, and their union has lasted for ten years now, having been married since 2011.
Prior to his marriage with Nancy, Paul had been married twice. First to the late Linda McCartney, and then to Heather Mills.
Paul’s marriage with Linda McCartney
In 1969, Paul got married his first wife, the late Linda, who was an American photographer, musician, and animal rights activist. Their marriage sadly ended when Linda passed away in 1998 at the age of 56, following a lost fight with cancer.
Paul and Linda first met on assignment in London in 1967, and then went ahead to get married two years after. When Paul formed his post-Beatle rock band Paul McCartney and Wings, Linda joined the band as a keyboardist and vocalist. She also released some of her own music, including “Seaside Woman” under the pseudonym Suzy and the Red Stripes.
Paul’s marriage with Linda produced three biological glisten and one adopted daughter, Heather McCartney. Their three biological children are: Mary, 52, Stella, 50, and James, 44.
Following Linda’s death, In an interview with BBC Radio Scotland in 2019, Paul opened up about the grief of losing both his mother and wife to cancer. While his father experienced a “quiet private kind of grief,” Paul said his was the opposite. “I think I cried for about a year on and off,” he said. “You expect to see them walk in, this person you love, because you are so used to them. I cried a lot.”
Four years after Linda’s passing, Paul married his second wife Heather.
Paul and Heather, a British TV personality and former model, met in 1999 at an awards ceremony in London, as previously reported by Daily Mail.
Their marriage lasted for four years, following their separation in 2006 and divorce in 2008. They share one daughter, Beatrice, 18, together.
In a joint statement at the time, the pair called the separation “amicable” and said it had become “increasingly difficult” to maintain a marriage in the public eye.
“Having tried exceptionally hard to make our relationship work given the daily pressures surrounding us, it is with sadness that we have decided to go our separate ways,” the statement read.
“Our parting is amicable and both of us still care about each other very much but have found it increasingly difficult to maintain a normal relationship with constant intrusion into our private lives, and we have actively tried to protect the privacy of our child.”
Paul got married to Nancy Shevell in 2011
In 2011, Paul got married to his current wife Nancy, an American businesswoman who previously worked as a member of the board in the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
When though they wedded in 2011, Paul and Nancy’s friendship goes further back twenty years before their marriage, having met at the Hamptons, where they both owned homes.
At the time, Nancy was still married to her first husband Bruce Blakeman, whom she shares a son Arlen, 29, with. Her romance with Paul reportedly began in 2007, following their respective separations from their ex-spouses.
The 79-year-old music icon and family man, has five children with former wives.