Who is Paul McCartney’s wife Nancy Shevell? Wiki Bio
Nancy Shevell was born in New York City, USA, on 20 November 1959, so her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds American nationality. She is an entrepreneur and a businesswoman, but perhaps best known to the public for being the wife of famous English singer, songwriter and ex-Beatle Paul McCartney.
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Childhood and education
Nancy was raised as a single child in New York City by her mother Arlene who was a housewife, and her father Myron who founded the New England Motor Freight as part of his and his brother’s Shevell Group of Companies, LLC in 1977, which turned out to become one of biggest truckload carriers in the USA.
Nancy’s parents were Jewish; her mother died in 1991 due to breast cancer.
Myron used to bring Nancy boy toys such as trucks – many of her fans believe this was because Myron actually wanted a son rather than a daughter. Nancy grew up liking boyish things, and she played with the toys which her father brought her, and as most of these were trucks, she soon became interested in her father’s business. She was physically active while attending a public high school, and was playing soccer for the school’s team. Upon matriculation in 1977, she enrolled at Arizona State University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in transportation in 1981, which was at the time considered a strange major for a girl.
Upon graduation, Nancy started working full-time at her father’s company, steadily learning everything there is to know about the trucking business, and in 1983 when her father believed she was ready, Nancy took over the New England Motor Freight company.
Myron and his brother were still working at the company, however, after the federal government conducted several investigations, it was revealed that the brothers and their company was working with the Mafia, and they were accused of racketeering and of having a business relationship with Tony Provenzano, a Mafia boss who was later convicted of murder and racketeering.
After the company filed for bankruptcy on 11 February 2019, Myron’s brother committed suicide. Nancy is currently running the Apex Logistics, Inc. which is part of the Shevell Group Companies, LLC.
Nancy became the board member of The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 2001, when she was invited by the former governor George Pataki.
Love life and relationships
While she was attending college, Nancy met the politician Bruce Blakeman, and after graduation, the two married in a small ceremony attended by only their closest friends and family. In the early 2000s, Nancy gave birth to their son Arlen, but they divorced in December 2008 citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.
Nancy met Paul McCartney, member of the famous music band The Beatles, in the Hamptons on Long Island and they started dating just days after meeting one another. Although they were planning on keeping their relationship hidden, the paparazzi was following Paul and he was seen spending time with Nancy on several occasions. They became engaged not long after – Paul gave Nancy a ring reputedly valued at $650,000. Their wedding was held in 2011 at Old Marylebone Town Hall in London, England – Nancy signed a prenuptial agreement, stating that she won’t be requesting any alimony if the two’s marriage happens to end in divorce.
Paul was married twice before meeting Nancy. He married Linda Eastman, an American photographer and musician in 1969 – the marriage ended with Linda’s death in 1998. In 2002, Paul married Heather Mills who is a former model and a businesswoman, but they divorced in 2008. Paul has five children.
Hobbies and other interests
Nancy was physically very active during her 20s and 30s, as she was going to the gym two to four times a week, while she was also playing a variety of sports with her friends and family, such as tennis and golf among others. She likes to read in her spare time, and some of her favorite writers are Charles Bukowski and Miguel de Cervantes, while two of her favorite books are “The Postman” and “Don Quixote”.
Her main hobby is travelling, and Nancy has been all around the US for both work and pleasure, while she has also been to many European countries including but not limited to England, France and Portugal.
She is also keen on watching movies, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are the late Robin Williams, Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman, while some of her favorite movies are “Patch Adams”, “Catch Me If You Can”, and “Good Will Hunting”.
In 1996, Nancy learned that she had cancer, and fought it for a year before tests showed that the cancer was gone.
Appearance and net worth
Nancy is 60 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 139lbs (63kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $200 million, while Paul’s net worth is reputedly over $1.2 billion.
Who is Paul McCartney? Wiki Bio
James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England on 18 June 1942, so his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds British nationality. He is a singer, musician, composer and businessman among other things, best known for being a founding member of the band The Beatles.
Paul was raised alongside his younger brother, Michael in Liverpool by their father James ‘Jim’ McCartney, who served as a firefighter during the Second World War, and who was a jazz pianist and a trumpet player, and their mother Mary Patricia who was a nurse – she died from breast cancer when Paul was 14. He attended Stockton Wood Road Primary School before switching to Joseph Williams Junior School, and was one of three children who passed the exam for enrollment at the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys. He met George Harrison in 1954 on a bus, and they would later found the band The Beatles together.
When he was 15, Paul was invited by John Lennon to join as the rhythm guitarist for his band The Quarrymen, while George became the lead guitarist. The band went on to change many names such as Johnny and the Moondogs and The Silver Beetles before becoming The Beatles in the summer of 1960.
Their debut single “Love Me Do” released in 1963 became a huge hit, while many other hits followed such as “I Saw Her Standing There” and “She Loves You” among others. They released their single “Yesterday” in August 1965, and the song has to this day been one of the most covered songs of all times. Paul also started working on his solo career, and he wrote the soundtrack “The Family Way” specifically for the eponymous movie in 1966. The Beatles released 12 albums, and are still popular, while Paul has been working on his solo career since “The Family Way”.
Paul began taking marihuana in 1964 when Bob Dylan introduced him and the rest of the band to it, and smoked it on a daily basis.
It is widely known that Paul was smoking most of the time while he was shooting for the musical comedy adventure film “Help!” in 1965, which led to him often forgetting his lines. Some of his female friends later tried to convince him to try heroin but he refused, but then tried cocaine, and used it for a year and a half. He tried lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) two times in 1967, and has stated during an interview how the drug opened his eyes and helped him become a better member of the society. He has been charged on many occasions in various countries for the possession of marijuana, and since the ‘70s, he has been fighting for its legalization.
"Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony…" 🎹
Come together for this month's 'Sticking Out Of My Back Pocket' playlist, featuring Paul's collaborations over the years. Listen on @Spotify: https://t.co/OodcKQXF1j
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) May 16, 2020
Paul is also an animal activist, and has been a vegetarian since 1975 when he saw lambs eating lamb meat, and he is a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). He has made cameo appearances in numerous movies, with some of the most notables among these being the black comedy “Eat the Rich” in 1987, the mockumentary “Brüno” which starred the famous Sacha Baron Cohen in 2009, and the swashbuckler fantasy “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in 2017. He has also guest starred in many TV series, such as the animated sitcom “The Simpsons” in 1995, the satirical sitcom “30 Rock” in 2012, and the adult animated comedy “BoJack Horseman” in 2015.