McCartney publicist Stuart Bell confirmed recent media speculation over a proposal as true, but declined to give further details on when and how the former Beatle asked Shevell to marry him, saying only “we’re all thrilled for him.”
The bride-to-be was tightlipped but confirmed her engagement to The Associated Press.
“It’s true,” she said when contacted by telephone, but declined to comment further. “That’s all, but thank you, have a good weekend.”
Shevell was married for more than 20 years to attorney Bruce Blakeman, a close friend of former New York Gov. George Pataki, who appointed her to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
She also is the vice president for administration of New England Motor Freight Inc., a New Jersey-based trucking company owned by her father.
Jim Fitzgerald in New York contributed to this report.