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January 28, 2009

Nancy Shevell

So Nancy Shevell is to marry Sir Paul McCartney, is she? That's the story today at least. Well, actually, the story seems to be made up out of rather less than whole cloth. What has in fact happened is that Nancy Shevell has won her divorce from her previous husband. Whether that means that she's going to get married again is rather another matter.

On the other hand, someone as famously uxorious as Sir Paul might well in fact pop the question to hte newly single Nancy Shevell.

Here's today's stories (or at least some of them) on Ms. Shevell:

BEATLE NOT CRAWLING DOWN AISLE JUST YET
New York Post - New York,NY,USA
THAT ballyhooed hoo-ha about Paul McCartney marrying New Yorker Nancy Shevell? I don't think so. I somehow severely do not think so. ...

Macca: Divorce has been so dark
The Sun - London,UK
He also said he is “a man who needs love” — as he is tipped to wed US heiress Nancy Shevell, 49. The BEATLES legend said his emotions over the break-up came ...

Paul McCartney denies Nancy Shevell wedding rumors
Paul McCartney's publicist has denied rumors that McCartney is preparing to get married to his latest love interest Nancy Shevell. Reports over the weekend claimed that McCartney had sought and received the all-clear from his four adult ...
The Inquisitr - http://www.inquisitr.com/
Nancy Shevell ‘not marrying Macca’
New York, Jan 27 (ANI): Nancy Shevell has dismissed reports that she and Sir Paul McCartney are planning to get married. The reports, which first surfaced in the British press, cited unnamed sources saying the former Beatle has told ...
Hollywood Bytes - http://hamaraphotos.com/hollywood/
Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney Photos
Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney Photos - frolicking on the beach above. My least favorite Beetle Sir Paul McCartney is back in the news and this time.
Masti-Movies.com - http://masti-movies.com/
Using My Right Hand: Nancy Shevell Photos
By itot54joni
Nancy Shevell Photos Reports of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney's engagement are greatly exaggerated, the New York Times has reported. News of Sir Paul's engagement to New Yorker Nancy Shevell was first reported in London's Sunday ...
Using My Right Hand - http://www.petkoto.com/

 For more background on Nancy Shevell here's what we wrote about her when she was first tipped to be dating Sir Paul:

Nancy Shevell is Sir Paul McCartney's new squeeze. Shevell is married and separated and from a wealthy North East family....which is where things get interesting.

First, about Nancy Shevell herself:

Married American millionaireness, Nancy Shevell, who was seen kissing Sir Paul McCartney, does not wear a wedding ring and has confirmed that she is legally separated from her husband of 23 years.


Nancy, 47, confirmed the separation from her wealthy lawyer husband Bruce Blakeman, 52, following the emergence of reports of her dates with the former Beatle including one liaison at a London hotel on the day of his High Court divorce hearing.

Previously known as Nancy Shevell Blakeman, she recently dropped her husband's name and both have been seen without wedding rings.

Something that I didn't already know is that Sir Paul and Nancy Shevell have known each other for many years: she was a friend of his first wife, Linda:

According to a source close to Ms Shevell and her husband, she and Sir Paul have known each other for more than 10 years and she was a friend of his first wife, Linda, who died of breast cancer in 1998.


Ms Shevell was diagnosed with breast cancer the year after Linda and the two women fought the disease together.

The source said: "Nancy was in her late thirties and no one apart from her closest friends and family knew she had cancer."

Then her lawyer husband, Bruce, made an emotional announcement during a political meeting on Long Island, where he was a local councillor.


"Bruce was involved in this campaign to set up a centre of excellence for breast cancer, a clinic called Hewlett House, and he suddenly said: 'My wife has been fighting it for 18 months.'

Most people were shocked because Nancy is a really dynamic person and no one suspected she was seriously ill."

Shevell is also a prominent Republican in New York State and has been appointed to some official positions:

Nancy         Shevell is vice president, Administration, of New England Motor       Freight, Inc. (NEMF) and the Shevell Group of Companies. She is responsible       for accounts receivable,         corporate communications, benefits administration, purchasing of supplies         and equipment, and overall office management.

 

Ms.       Shevell joined NEMF in 1983 as manager of Administration and advanced       to the post of director of Administration before being named to her present       position in 1986.

 

She       is co-chairperson of the Arlene Walters Shevell Endowment Scholarship Fund,       a family foundation that provides support for self-help groups for parents       of addicted children and financial support for individuals in accredited       rehabilitation programs, and is active in numerous other       charities and public interest organizations.

 

Ms.       Shevell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Arizona       State University, where she majored in transportation and was the recipient       of the Fred Hurley Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Transportation.

That she's a Republican might explain some of the ire that the Huffington Post seems to show towards her:

Paul McCartney's new love was once accused of having ties to the MAFIA through her family.

American beauty Nancy Shevell - seen kissing Macca on a string of intimate dates - has made millions as vice-president of her family's trucking company.

But the firm, New England Motor Freight, was accused by the US government of making Mob pay-offs and linked to one of America's most feared Mafia bosses.

But then trucking in the US has traditionally had such links: no one really knows which bridge Jimmy Hoffa, the ex-leader of the Teamsters Union, is holding up at present, for example.

And just for fun, here's some video of Sir Paul's current wife, Heather Mills, defending his dating Nancy Shevell.

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