Paul McCartney Engaged

Paul McCartney is set to marry for the third time.

A publicist for McCartney confirmed that the former Beatles guitarist and singer is engaged to girlfriend Nancy Shevell, a New York socialite 17 years his junior. Publicist Stuart Bell said McCartney, 68, indeed proposed to Shevell, 51, as rumored in recent days. Bell, however, declined to divulge any other details of the engagement, which comes more than three years since the couple were first seen together.

It would be the third marriage for McCartney and the second for Shevell. McCartney was married to Linda Eastman-McCartney from 1969 until her death in 1998. McCartney married Heather Mills four years later, before a bitter split in 2006 that ultimately ended in divorce in 2008. Shevell, on the other hand, was married to attorney Bruce Blakeman for more than 20 years before hooking up with McCartney in 2007. Shevell is a member of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority board and vice-president of New England Motor Freight Inc., a company owned by her father.