Paul McCartney had numerous relationships during his early life in Liverpool, and during his time with the Beatles. He was engaged to Dot Rhone, actress Jane Asher, and married three times: to Linda Eastman, Heather Mills and Nancy Shevell.
McCartney had a three-year relationship with Dot Rhone in Liverpool, buying her a gold ring in Hamburg. In London, McCartney had a five-year relationship with Asher, living in her parents’ house for three years. He wrote several songs at the Ashers’ house, including “Yesterday“. Asher inspired other songs, such as “And I Love Her“, “You Won’t See Me” and “I’m Looking Through You“. On 25 December 1967 they announced their engagement, but separated in early 1968. McCartney met American photographer Linda Eastman in a club in London while still with Asher. They met again at the launch party for the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album. In May 1968, McCartney met Eastman again in New York, and they were married on 12 March 1969. They had three children together, and remained married until her death from breast cancer in 1998.
McCartney appeared publicly beside Heather Mills at a party in January 2000, to celebrate her 32nd birthday. On 11 June 2002, they were married at Castle Leslie in Glaslough, Ireland. They had one child, Beatrice, in 2003, but were living apart by May 2006. In July 2006, British newspapers announced that McCartney had petitioned for divorce. On 17 March 2008, the financial terms of the divorce were finalised, which awarded Mills £24.3 million ($38.5 million). In November 2007 McCartney started dating Nancy Shevell, who is a member of the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as well as vice president of a family owned New England Motor Freight. It was announced on 6 May 2011 that the two had become engaged, and they married in London on 9 October 2011.
Marriage to Nancy Shevell
McCartney started dating Shevell in November 2007. She is a member of the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority as well as vice president of a family-owned transportation conglomerate that includes New England Motor Freight. It was announced on 6 May 2011 that the two had become engaged. On 9 October 2011 McCartney and Shevell were married at Old Marylebone Town Hall where his first wedding took place in 1969. The couple attended Yom Kippur synagogue services prior to the wedding, out of respect for Shevell’s Jewish faith, but did not seek a religious blessing for their union. Upon their marriage, Shevell became Lady McCartney. McCartney wrote the song “My Valentine”, from his 2012 album Kisses on the Bottom, about Shevell. She is second cousin to broadcast journalist Barbara Walters.