|Real Name:||Arlen Blakeman|
|Birthday:||December 3, 1991|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
|Occupation:||Stepson of Paul McCartney, Son of Nancy Shevell|
The world of Hollywood is a curious one. In Hollywood, everyone is a celebrity. And even those who are not can easily become one. It doesn’t take a lot. Sometimes, a date with a celebrity makes you a celebrity. Arlen Blakeman is famous for being the stepson of British musician Paul McCartney.
Arlen’s mother and Paul started dating in the 2000s, and they soon married. That is how Arlen quickly rose up in the ranks of popularity in Hollywood.
Who Is His Stepfather?
Sir James Paul McCartney is one of the most famous musicians in the world. Born in June 1942, he is an English musician, singer, and songwriter who gained worldwide fame as part of the Beatles. McCartney alongside John Lennon were two of the most important parts of The Beatles.
There, he played bass guitar and shared primary songwriting and lead vocal duties. The Beatles remain one of the most successful bands of all time. And McCartney, one of the most successful composers and performers of all time.
He is widely applauded for his melodic approach to bass-playing and versatile and wide tenor vocal range. Over the years, Paul has explored styles ranging from pre-rock and roll pop to classical and even electronica.
Born in Liverpool, McCartney taught himself piano, guitar, and songwriting as a teenager. He was influenced by his father, a jazz player himself. The famous English musician was also inspired by Little Richard and Buddy Holly.
McCartney first joined Lennon’s skiffle group, The Quarrymen in 1957. That group evolved into The Beatles in 1960.
After the group disbanded, he debuted as a solo artist with his self-named album, McCartney in 1970 and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda. Fun fact: that band was one of the most successful in the 1970s and had many number-one hits like Listen to What the Man Said, Silly Love Songs, My Love, Band On The Run, and more.
Over the years, McCartney has written or co-written a record of 32 songs that have topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times, once as part of the Beatles in 1988, and then as a solo artist in 1999.
He has also won an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Grammy Award 18 times.
Who is Arlen Blakeman?
Arlen Blakeman is the stepson of Sir Paul McCartney. His mother, Nancy Shevell got married to Sir Paul. Arlen is her son from a previous marriage.
Arlen was born in December 1991 in the United States. He is now in his 30s and is of mixed ethnic heritage.
His mother works as a businesswoman and vice president of the Shevell Group of Companies. His biological father is Bruce Blakeman, a politician. He is the only son of the marriage between his mother and Bruce.
Just like his father Bruce Blakeman, Arlen works as an attorney. He obtained his J.D. from Yeshiva University in 2019. Born in New York, he formerly worked at Universal Music Group as a legal intern and at Sullivan Papain Block as a summer law clerk.
The young and handsome man has an athletic body. He is a well-educated man. Before getting his Doctor of Law in 2019, he enrolled in Rollins College where he received a BA degree in Communications in 2015.
Following his graduation, he began his attorney career working as a legal intern at Universal Music Group.
But he soon started working in his own office.
Paul McCartney’s Many Relationships and Children
Paul McCartney has had several relationships and wives over the course of his lifetime. He also has several children and loves them all dearly. That applies to his stepson Arlen Blakeman.
But let’s take a look at Paul’s relationship history.
One of his first serious relationships is with Dot Rhone. They had a three-year relationship during their time in Liverpool. After she became pregnant in 1960, Paul bought her a gold ring. But she miscarried and they did not marry but stayed together until 1962.
After that, he met actress Jane Asher in London in 1963 and lived in her parent’s house in London for three years. He wrote several songs at that house, including Yesterday. Jane Asher inspired Paul to write songs like And I Love Her, You Won’t See Me, and more. They announced their engagement in December 1967 but got separated in the summer of 1968.
That same year, Paul met American photographer Linda Eastman in a club in London. He was still with Asher at the time. They met several more times in London and New York and eventually got married in March 1969. Together, they have three children and remained married until her death caused by breast cancer in 1998.
Speaking about Linda, Paul said, “She was the woman who gave me the strength and courage to work again after the break-up of the Beatles”. He adopted her daughter from her first marriage, Heather McCartney. They had three children together, Mary McCartney, Stella McCartney, and James McCartney.
In 2000, he appeared publicly with Heather Mills, his next girlfriend and future wife. The two got married in June 2002 in Ireland. Four years later, he petitioned for divorce from his second wife. According to the settlement, he had to pay for their daughter Beatrice McCartney’s nanny, school fees, and annual fees until she is 17. Beatrice was four years at the time.
His last relationship is with his third wife Nancy Shevell. That is the mother of Arlen Blakeman, a son Paul happily calls his stepson and hangs out with.
Who is Nancy Shevell?
Nancy Shevel is the vice president of the Shevell Group of Companies, a conglomerate of her family’s transportation business. She is also the third wife of musician Paul McCartney.
She was previously married to Bruce Blakeman. Born in November 1959 in New York, she was born to Myron, the owner of the New England Motor Freight.
She was raised in a Jewish family in New Jersey and lost her mother to breast cancer in 1991. Nancy was always interested in boyish things and never liked playing with dolls.
She has a degree in transportation from Arizona State University. Fun fact: Nancy is among the few females to major in such a masculine subject.
The wife of Paul took over her family business in 1983 and runs the male-dominating business since. During her university days, she met lawyer-turned-politician Bruce Blakeman.
They got married and welcomed their son Arlen. But they got a divorce in December 2008. She found a new love in the famous Beatles artist, Paul McCartney.
Nancy and Paul’s Relationship
The two met for the first time in the Hamptons. At the time, Paul was just out of a bad marriage, the one with Heather Mills.
In the beginning, they tried hard to keep their relationship under wraps. Yet, they could not escape the paparazzi. The couple was spotted spending quality time together.
Nancy started dating Paul before she divorced Bruce but revealed the relationship only after she finalized and confirmed her divorce.
After they started dating in public, they went on a vacation in the Caribbean in March 2008. Paul was finalizing his divorce from Mills at the time.
In October 2008, he took her to his daughter’s Stella McCartney fashion show. In 2011, he began shopping for an engagement ring and selected a rare, 5-plus carat diamond in a platinum style featuring black onyx strips. The two confirmed their engagement in May 2011.
Nancy signed a prenuptial agreement stating she would not claim any alimony if their marriage fails in the future.
They finally walked the aisle on October 9, 2011. They held their ceremony in London. Stella designed Nancy’s wedding outfit, while Beatrice McCartney was the flower girl of the day. Arlen gave his mother to Paul.
Both Nancy and Paul have accepted each other’s children from previous marriages. And now they live like one big happy family.
Paul And Arlen’s Relationship
Speaking of Paul and his relationship with his stepson Arlen Blakeman, the two have a great relationship. They even go shopping together.
Back on the wedding day, it was Arlen who gave away his mother to Paul, after walking her down the aisle.
Paul and Arlen can often be spotted shopping out in the Hamptons or hanging out together. They are all smiles.
Is He On Social Media?
Arlen prefers to keep a low profile, despite being a celebrity child. He does not have a social media presence on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any other platform.
Arlen Blakeman’s net worth is around $1 million. But he should not worry at all. He can afford luxurious thanks to his mother and her trucking company New England Motor Freight. It has a revenue of $400 million per year.
And his mother has a net worth of more than $200 million. Arlen makes a decent amount of money from his professional career as an attorney. And if he is ever in need, his mother can help him. Not to mention, his step-father, who has a net worth of close to $1 billion.
Yes, Paul and Nancy signed a prenuptial agreement, but that is if the marriage fails. There is nothing about Paul helping his stepson while they are married.