Paul McCartney Rep Rips Wedding Rumors

A rep for Paul McCartney denied that the former Beatle is looking to tie the knot with gal-pal Nancy Shevell now that her divorce has become official

By Josh Grossberg Jan 26, 2009 8:01 PMTags
Paul McCartney, Nancy ShevellDave M. Benett/Getty Images

When it comes to Paul McCartney wedding rumors, the British tabs won't let it be.

A rep for the former Beatle is smacking down a pair of newspaper stories that he is looking to get hitched with ladylove Nancy Shevell now that her divorce has become official.

"[There's] no truth to it," says publicist Paul Freundlich.

Both the Sunday Mirror and Sunday Telegraph reported that McCartney sought and received the all-clear from his four adult children, including fashion designer Stella, to marry the New York native.

The newspapers claimed that the New York State Supreme Court had granted Shevell a divorce from Bruce Blakeman on Dec. 9, ending a 23-year union. However, neither publication cited any public legal documents, and and none have surfaced so far.

Shevell's attorney, Michael Stutman, declined to comment on the status of the divorce. He referred all questions to his client, who was not immediately available.

The 49-year-old Shevell, a board member of the Big Apple's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and her 52-year-old estranged husband, a Port Authority commissioner, lawyer and former Nassau County legislator, amicably split in 2007. They have a 17-year-old son.

According to the British tabs, Shevell and McCartney had known each other almost three decades before they were photographed smooching outside a Long Island sushi joint in November 2007. Both own residences in the Hamptons.

You'd think McCartney would be a bit gun-shy about rushing to the altar. His divorce from second wife Heather Mills, finalized last year, cost the former mop top nearly $50 million.

Betrothed or no, McCartney today became the latest star to sign on for a Grammy performance. He's up for two trophies at the Feb. 8 ceremony.