By August 2008, Paul and Nancy were ready to become a public item. They took a very public , leisurely stroll around Paul’s St John’s Wood neighborhood, and allowed the paps to get these lovely photos.
The McCartneys and the Blakemans knew each other as neighbors as they summered in the Hamptons.
Nancy was friendly with Linda, and Linda’s kids referred to Nancy as Jackie O because she always looked so glamorous to them.
Apparently, when Paul was dating Heather, he introduced her to Nancy. Heather was rude to Nancy, and Nancy advised Paul against marrying her- which caused a rift in the friendship between Paul and Nancy.
However, they ran into each other again at a party as Paul was going through his divorce with Heather, and started to quietly spend time with each other.
Nancy Shevell met her husband Bruce Blakeman while attending Arizona State College. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Transportation. Bruce Blakeman studied law, and became a partner in his family’s law firm, later going into politics and becoming head of the Naussau County Legislature in 1995.
They married in 1984, 6 months after becoming engaged, and remained married for 23 years. They had one son, Arlen, who was born in 1992.
They owned a townhouse in Woodmere, L.I., an apartment on the upper East Side and the house in East Hampton.
Nancy developed breast cancer in 1996- since then she has supported Hewlett House, a breast cancer support center.
Nancy and Bruce separated amicably in 2007. Arlen lived with his dad.
oh yeah, and Nancy is Barbara Walters 2nd cousin!
”When contacted about Ms. Shevell’s wedding plans, he ( former husband Bruce Blakeman) was gracious. “I wish Nancy and Paul well, and that’s it. Nancy’s a great mother, and Paul treats my son very nicely.”
Nancy Shevell is vice president, Administration, of New England Motor Freight, Inc. (NEMF) and the Shevell Group of Companies. She is responsible for accounts receivable, corporate communications, benefits administration, purchasing of supplies and equipment, and overall office management.
Ms. Shevell joined NEMF in 1983 as manager of Administration and advanced to the post of director of Administration before being named to her present position in 1986.
She is co-chairperson of the Arlene Walters Shevell Endowment Scholarship Fund, a family foundation that provides support for self-help groups for parents of addicted children and financial support for individuals in accredited rehabilitation programs, and is active in numerous other charities and public interest organizations.
Ms. Shevell holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University, where she majored in transportation and was the recipient of the Fred Hurley Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Transportation.
(above from her official company bio)
She is a member of the Board of the MTA, a position to which she was named by Gov. Pataki, who also named her husband as Commissioner of the Port Authority at the same time, in 2001. Her term expires in June 2011.