Connect with us

Celebrities

Paul McCartney’s Kids: Everything To Know About His 5 Children

Published

on

Paul McCartney, Stella, & Mary

Sir Paul McCartney is the father of five children — including iconic fashion designer Stella! Learn more about his brood here.

Sir Paul McCartney, 79, will forever be one of the biggest rockstars on the planet — but one title comes first for The Beatles’ star: dad. Paul is the father of five children, including four with his late wife Linda McCartney.

Paul McCartney is seen with two of his daughters, Mary, left, and Stella, right. He shares both with late wife Linda. (Richard Young/Shutterstock)

Paul married the American photographer and animal rights activist in 1969, and they went on to welcome daughters Mary McCartney, 52, Stella McCartney, 50, and son James McCartney, 44. Paul also adopted Linda’s daughter Heather McCartney, 58, from her relationship with ethnographer Joseph Melville See. The British-born singer and Tucson, Arizona native remained wed until her death in 1998 after a battle with breast cancer. She was 56 years old.

1634787235 549 Paul McCartneys Kids Everything To Know About His 5 Children
Paul McCartney and his late wife Linda. (Eugene Adebari/Shutterstock)

The GRAMMY winner later revealed he “cried for about a year, on and off” as he grieved Linda. “You expect to see them walk in, this person you love, because you are so used to them,” he said to the BBC in 2019 at the opening of an exhibit. “I cried a lot. It was almost embarrassing except it seemed the only thing to do,” he added, sharing his mother Mary McCartney also died of the same disease when he was just 14.

Paul re-married after meeting Heather Mills, 53, in 2002. The former model gave birth to their only child Beatrice McCartney, now 17, in Oct. 2003. Sadly, Paul and Heather split in 2008 after a six-year union.

Learn more about Paul’s five kids by scrolling below.

Heather McCartney

Heather was born on December 31, 1962 to Linda and her first husband Joseph Melville See in in Tucson, Arizona. Linda and Joseph separated when Heather was just 18 months old, and she was later adopted by Paul at the age of 6 (Paul and Joseph’s divorce was finalized in 1965).

As a youngster, Heather made a memorable appearance in The Beatles film Let It Be.

Like her parents, Heather has always had a creative flair for the arts: she studied printing at the Photographers’ Workshop in Covent Garden, later winning the Young Black and White Printer of the Year Award. After high school, she studied pottery and design — eventually working as a professional potter.

Her passion for creating home items lead to her own namesake Heather McCartney Houseware Collection in 1999, inspired by time she spent in Mexico and abroad. Around the same time, she also moved to Arizona to live with her biological father, who died in 1999.

“The first time I went down [to Mexico], I had $200 in my pocket. My mum and dad didn’t say, ‘You’re being taken care of here’. They allowed me to experience it for myself, and that was very important to me,” she explained.

“I spent time with people who weren’t interested in money. They didn’t want the latest washing machine or television. They had nothing, but they were happy. They just wanted to be left alone and allowed me to be – and I could relate to that.”

The experience likely inspired the later years of her life, in which she’s chosen to live as a private citizen on Paul’s Waterfall estate in Peasmarsh, East Sussex. Heather never married, and has no children. She also has no public social media profiles.

Mary McCartney

Mary McCartney entered the world on August 28, 1969. As Paul’s first-born child, she received plenty of attention when she came along — even appearing on the cover of her dads’ McCartney album under his coat (photographed by Linda, naturally).

Mary McCartney
Mary McCartney followed in her mother’s footsteps as a professional photographer. (Richard Young/Shutterstock)

Like her talented mother, Mary also pursued a career as a professional photographer.

The brunette married her first husband, television producer Alistair Donald, in 1998 after a three year courtship. The exes welcomed their son Arthur Donald on April 3, 1999, making Paul a grandfather for the very first time. She and Alistair had their second child, son Elliot Donald, on Aug. 1, 2002.

After a seven year marriage, Mary and Alistair confirmed they were separation — officially divorcing by 2007. She later reflected on the difficult period, which was plagued by her mother’s death. “I lost my mother, got married, had a baby. I think of it as a shame not to have stayed married … Relationships are the most intriguing thing to get right,” she said in 2019 to The Sunday Times.

Mary was pregnant with her third son the following year, this time with boyfriend Simon Aboud. She gave birth to Sam Aboud on Aug. 11, 2008. In 2010, Mary and Simon legally married — welcoming another son Sid on Sept. 3, 2011.

As a photographer, Mary has had a number of career highs — including being chosen to take portraits of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie in 2000 with their fourth child Leo. She also produced a documentary called Wingspan about her father’s career after The Beatles and band he created with Linda.

She is also an activist and proud vegetarian, co-founding organization Meat Free Monday. She has published two cookbooks, Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking and At My Table: Vegetarian Feasts for Family and Friends.

Stella McCartney 

Stella is perhaps the most famous in the brood thanks to her successful design career. She was born on September 13, 1971, and named for her maternal great-grandmothers who were both named Stella. Her birth was not an easy one, as Linda had to undergo an emergency C-section to bring her third child safely into the world (Paul has previously said he prayed that she be born “on the wings of an angel” — later inspiring the name of his band Wings).

Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney has gone on to become a famous fashion designer. (Zed Jameson/SIPA/Shutterstock)

Like her siblings, she attended local schools in East Sussex — including Bexhill Collage. As a young teen, Stella developed an early interest in garments and clothing — designing her first-ever jacket at 13.

While still in high school, she cut her teeth with an internship at Christian LaCroix, as well as working with her father’s Savile Row tailor. Stella then studied fashion at the Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, as well as at the Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins.

At her graduation show in 1995, several of her dad’s famous pals appeared in a runway show modeling her collection — including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. She proved herself to the industry after taking the helms of Chloe as creative director, reviving the brand until she left the post in 2001 to launch her own namesake label.

“There have definitely been moments when I’ve been ridiculed or not taken seriously,” she shared in an interview with MailOnline, reflecting on the challenges of her last name and association with her father. “I’ve even had people on my payroll who have doubted whether or not I can succeed. That does make you think: ‘Hang on a moment, I’m employing you, yet you don’t believe in the longevity of my business?’” she confessed.

The brand continues today with several retail locations, and has expanded to include collaborations with Adidas and artists like Taylor Swift. In 2013, she was also appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) her her contributions to British fashion.

In her personal life, Stella is married to publisher Alasdhair Willis, who she wed in Aug. 2003. The couple have four kids, including: son Miller Alasdhair James Willis, born 2005, daughter Bailey Linda Olwyn Willis, born in 2006, son Beckett Robert Lee Willis, born 2008, and daughter Reiley Dilys Stella Willis, born 2010.

Like her family members, Stella is an activist for animal rights and uses no animal products (including leather and fur) in her collections. She also oversees her own foundation Stella McCartney Cares, which is dedicated to those with breast cancer.

The charity is close to her heart given her mothers’ cause of death. “Losing my mum. That was a punch-me moment,’” she said when she launched the organization, reflecting on her own path as a mother. “I feel like a different person since my mum passed away, like I’m driving a ship with my husband alongside me and we’re leading these four children into unknown waters,” she said.

James McCartney

James Louis McCartney was born on September 12, 1977. He was named after his paternal grandfather Jim McCartney (Paul’s full name is actually James Paul McCartney, so it is also a tribute to the Beatles star).

James McCartney
James McCartney is the only son of Beatles singer Paul McCartney. (Mediapunch/Shutterstock)

Like his dad, James has pursued a career in the music industry — getting a taste of life on the road when his parents toured as band Wings. While studying at the Thomas Peacocke Community College, he became curious about guitars.

James has collaborated with his father, appearing on Paul’s solo albums Flaming Pie and Driving Rain where he co-wrote tracks, as well as played both guitar and drums. He has also leant his skills to mom Linda, playing lead guitar on her posthumously released Wide Prairie.

“Music has been important to me my whole life,” James said to the Daily Herald in April 2017. “I love performing live, and it’s great fun. It can be nerve-wracking sometimes, mostly because I get so pumped up for it! Ultimately, though, when you look out at the audience and see them connecting with the music you’ve written, it’s all worth it. An amazing and beautiful experience.”

In the early 2000s, James pursued his post secondary education in Brighton and supported himself by working at a restaurant — later hitting the road with his dad for a 2005 tour. By 2008. James was making his own solo music, releasing album Available Light in 2010.

“The music was inspired by The Beatles, Nirvana, The Cure, PJ Harvey, Radiohead—and all good music. It is basically rock n’ roll, clean sounding and vocal. The words on the album refer to spirituality, love, family, trying to sort out one’s life, and many other things,” he said of the personal project. He followed the LP up with 2013’s Me and 2016’s The Blackberry Train.

James is not married, and does not have any children. Like his sisters and father, he is also vegetarian and an animal rights activist.

Beatrice McCartney

Paul and second wife Heather Mills have just one daughter: teenager Beatrice, who was born on October 28, 2003, after Heather experienced miscarriages and fertility struggles.

1634787236 659 Paul McCartneys Kids Everything To Know About His 5 Children
Paul McCartney and his second wife Heather Mills. (Paul Gillis/Shutterstock)

The singer was 61 when Beatrice came along, and made him fall in love with being a parent even more. “I love being a dad,” he told the The Telegraph in Jan. 2009. “My typical morning these days would be to get up at 6:30 a.m., make breakfast, get Beatrice up, get her dressed and watch some TV,” he explained.

Beatrice McCartney
Beatrice McCartney is the only child of Paul and his ex-wife Heather Mills. Here she’s seen as a youngster. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP/Shutterstock)

“I love every second of it and I’m not exhausted at all,” he went on. “People say, I’m up at 6:30 a.m., what is going on? But I genuinely love it. It’s a thrill bringing up a young kid. It’s such an education. I’m a different dad now, but it’s good.”

Notably, Paul married for the third time in 2011 when he tied the knot with Nancy Shevell, 61 — but the couple share no children.

google news [give_form id="136891"]

Celebrities

Kelly Rowland Admits She’d Love To See A 4th ‘Merry Liddle’ Movie: ‘Everyone Loves This Family’

Published

on

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland is back for ‘Merry Liddle Christmas Baby’ on Lifetime. She spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about Jacquie and Tyler’s next chapter, a fourth movie, and more.

There’s a Liddle baby on the way! Kelly Rowland and Thomas Cadrot return as Jacquie and Tyler in Lifetime’s Merry Liddle Christmas Baby, which premieres on November 27 at 8 p.m. ET. This holiday season, the beloved couple is gearing up for parenthood! HollywoodLife got EXCLUSIVE scoop from Kelly about how Jacquie is handling pregnancy, a fourth movie, and why this Christmas is extra special for her.

“She’s honestly trying to figure out everything in the least stressful way possible because she is OCD,” Kelly told HollywoodLife. “She loves to make sure that everything is the way she would think it should go. She’s a bit of a control freak. She’s trying to plan it out to perfection and things with her family and with pregnancy, which she’ll realize it’s really out of her control.”

Kelly Rowland’s character Jacquie is pregnant in ‘Merry Liddle Christmas Baby.’ (Lifetime)

Merry Liddle Christmas Baby marks the third Merry Liddle movie. Kelly would love to explore more stories with the Liddle family in a potential fourth movie. “I think that everyone loves this family. I think they’re very relatable,” she said. “I think that there’s someone in your family that you feel relates to someone from the Liddle family or a dynamic that relates to the Liddle family. If we can keep sharing these stories with people, why not? I would love to, and I love being around my family cast. They’re so much fun and we have a great time. There are so many stories that we can tell.”

Over the course of the past two movies, fans have watched Jacquie and Tyler’s love story blossom. Kelly revealed that she loves how Tyler has made Jacquie “relax” more. “He definitely made her relax because she was always moving and busy and uptight and this and that, you know what I mean? He was just like, you gotta chill. He’s a center for her, and I think that it’s so sweet. I think that as far as who she is with him, I think that he’s just always inspired by her. It’s a really sweet relationship that I think that everybody really gravitates towards,” she told HollywoodLife.

This holiday season is going to be extra special for Kelly and her family. It will be her first with her second child, Noah. Kelly gushed she “cannot wait” for Noah’s first Christmas with his family.

Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland and Thomas Cadrot as Jacquie and Tyler. (Lifetime)

“Noah’s growing at such a rapid rate because of his brother [Titan],” Kelly said. “He’s trying to keep up with Titan and the rest of his cousins. We’re always around family, and Noah’s trying to keep up with all the big kids. I’m actually wishing that he would slow down a little bit, but he already feels like a one-year-old. It’s the strangest thing. He’s trying to walk and he’s only 10 months. He’s trying to walk, and he’s just doing so much. I just want him to slow down just a little bit. But shopping for presents and stuff for him is going to be fun and just showing him what we do and tasting different things. It’s going to be fun. I’m just excited that we just get to have a beautiful Christmas all together just settled as a family. We’ve been doing a lot of traveling and moving around this year, so we’re just going to be still.”

The singer/actress also stressed that her oldest son, Titan, is the “best big brother you’ve ever seen. He really is. He’s so proud. He has his moments where he can be a little rough with his brother because he’s thinking that he’s actually older sometimes. But for the most part, he’s just so grateful that his brother’s here. He’s really is and it’s the sweetest thing. He wanted a sibling so bad and has the nerve to actually be asking me for one more. I’m really happy with my two for now.”

google news [give_form id="136891"]
Continue Reading

Celebrities

90 Day Fiance’s Brittany Banks Shows Off 22 Lbs Weight Loss

Published

on

VIDEO: 90 Day Fiance's Brittany Banks Shows Off 22 Lbs Weight Loss, Shares Diet and Workout Routine After Stunning Transformation

Credit: Instagram/BrittanyBanks

90 Day Fiance’s Brittany Banks is single and ready to mingle. But we have a feeling she won’t be single for long as her recent body transformation has her looking hot, hot, hot.

Brittany reveals the final number on the scale after her dramatic transformation, is 130 lbs, which means her final weight loss is 70 pounds!

Brittany showed off her brand new body in an Instagram post of her sporting a flashy new bikini. The caption revealed hints at how she achieved her weight loss success.

Brittany revealed that she had added walking to her fitness routine and made some “focused tweaks” to her diet regimen.

She went on to say that if she ever wanted to go back up in weight and be a little curvier, she would just add proteins and carbs back into her diet.

Thanks for the tips, Brittany!

While Brittany’s health has never been better, her love life has taken some serious hits over the past few years.

During 90 Day Fiance, Brittany had flown to Jordan to be with her ex-boyfriend Yazan Abu Harira but almost as soon as she stepped off the plane, the two began having problems and fans wondered if their relationship would make it.

Yazan came from a strict Muslim background and felt Brittany should mold to fit that lifestyle, starting with her clothes. Yazan had asked Brittany to dress more conservatively and she did not take it well. But her reaction to that paled in comparison to the one at Yazan’s request that Brittany converts to Islam within three days of her arrival. Ultimately Brittany felt the rules and regulations of Yazan’s lifestyle were too controlling for her taste.

Brittany’s bombshell that she was still legally married to her ex,  did not help matters between the tense couple and his family. Finally, the couple decided to part ways after months of a tumultuous relationship and Brittany flew back to the United States.

Brittany appeared on the 90 Day Fiance spin-off  90 Day: The Single Life and dated two men on that series, but ultimately neither panned out and Brittany remained single.

So now Brittany is focusing fully on her health and new fitness-toned body. But knowing Brittany, a new love interest can’t be far behind.

google news [give_form id="136891"]
Continue Reading

Celebrities

Brooke Shields, 56, Rocks A Strapless Red Swimsuit As She Goes For A Dip On Thanksgiving — Photos

Published

on

Brooke Shields, 56, Rocks A Strapless Red Swimsuit As She Goes For A Dip On Thanksgiving — Photos

Brooke Shields braved a cold plunge pool on Thanksgiving, but looked amazing while doing it!

Brooke Shields, 56, looked absolutely amazing in a strapless red swimsuit on Thanksgiving! The actress donned the one piece on Thursday, Nov. 25 as she bravely stepped into a cold plunge pool, which are believed to reduce muscle pain and inflammation by instantly numbing the nerves surrounding joints. She appropriately set the video to Bill Withers “Lovely Day” — although, we aren’t sure that cold water was that lovely!

“New Thanksgiving tradition,” The Blue Lagoon star quipped in her caption, including a turkey and snowflake emoji. While the weather looked sunny, it was more like a spring day in Los Angeles with temperatures falling around 70 degrees. Brooke hilariously reacted to the cold water as she dipped a toe in, opting to keep her long brunette locks up in a bun to avoid getting wet. She slowly backed into the water, rigidly putting her arms in before fully lowering her body and shoulders.

Swimsuits For All/MEGA

Several of her famous pals got a kick out of the pic, including Christie Brinkley, 67. “Body-ody-ody‼️” the super model commented with three fire emojis, seemingly referencing “Body” by Megan Thee Stallion. Ali Wentworth quipped, “You’re supposed to cook the Turkey not yourself…” while Sophia Bush reacted, “Cold plunge!? LOVE.” Canadian television host Kuljeet Kaila hilariously added, “In Cali? That’s like Canadian summer weather.”

It’s no surprise to see Brooke looking so good: the actress recently opened up about feeling more “confident” as she hit her mid-50s. “I feel stronger, I feel sexier, I feel less burdened by: ‘Oh, what do they think of me?’” she said in an interview to Irish Times while promoting her new Netflix movie A Castle For Christmas.

“I’m not encumbered in the same way that I spent a great deal of my youth in. I still care about people, but I don’t put myself in this position to feel ‘less than’. And all of a sudden, I was like: ‘Why am I not represented?’ Why am I told: ‘You’re over because you’re not in your 20s’? I’m 56 and I feel more empowered now than I ever did,’” she added.

google news [give_form id="136891"]
Continue Reading

Trending