Paul McCartney Engaged to Nancy Shevell

Paul McCartney and girlfriend Nancy Shevell arrive at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

Paul McCartney is engaged to his New York girlfriend of four years, Nancy Shevell, the former Beatle's spokesman confirmed on Friday.

McCartney's London based spokesman confirmed a report on that the singer will wed Shevell, a New York-based businesswoman, in what will be his third marriage.

"It's true!", spokesman Stuart Bell said. quoted an unidentified source close to Shevell as saying McCartney had proposed.

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"Nancy and Paul are getting married. Ring and all -- very exciting," the source told People. "They have the right chemistry. They're both cool, chilled out and optimistic," the source added.

Shevell, 51, a board member of New York's transportation authority, and McCartney, 68, have been dating for about four years.

The pair posed for photos at a gala event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday.

McCartney was married for 29 years to American photographer Linda Eastman until her death of cancer in 1998. He then married British former model Heather Mills in 2002 but the union ended in a messy and high-profile divorce in 2008.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; editing by Dan Whitcomb)

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