Paul McCartney is engaged to girlfriend Nancy Shevell
"We're all thrilled for him," the singer's publicist told the Associated Press, declining to give further details about the proposal.
This will be the third marriage for the cute Beatle, now 68. McCartney's first wife, photographer, musician and activist Linda McCartney, died of cancer in 1998. His second marriage, to model, activist and eventual "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Heather Mills, ended in a $49-million divorce in 2008. Mills and McCartney had separated in May 2006.
Described in some reports as a "New York socialite" -- she and McCartney met in the Hamptons -- Shevell, 51, is vice president of administration for New England Motor Freight Inc. and the Shevell Group of Companies, based in New Jersey and run by her father, Myron "Mike" Shevell. She's also a board member for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with a term expiring in June.
McCartney and Shevell "have the right chemistry," a source told People. "They're both cool, chilled out and optimistic."
It's a second marriage for Shevell, who has a teenage son. She and New York lawyer Bruce Blakeman separated in 2007 after more than 20 years together; their reportedly amicable divorce was final in December 2008.
McCartney has five children, including one, 7-year-old Beatrice, with Mills.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell at the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 2, 2011. Credit: Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Images.