Is the 3rd Time a Charm for Paul McCartney?

Paul McCartney is hoping the 3rd time is a charm next month, when he plans to exchange wedding rings with his fiancée, Nancy Shevell. 

Shevell, Vice President of a family-owned transportation conglomerate, first began dating the former Beatle in 2007, shortly before his well-publicized divorce from Heather Mills was finalized in 2008.

Although McCartney is set to wed a confirmed New Yorker, the couple, who first announced their engagement this past May, the musician recently posted bans at the Westminster Register Office in London, which means they could marry as soon as next month.

Posting the bans is an old law that requires all couples to give at least a 16 day notice before they marry, at which they have up to a year before they must re-post.

The Marylebone Register Office, as it is commonly known, is the same venue where McCartney tied the knot with his first wife, Linda McCartney, in 1969.  The couple remained happily married until she passed away from breast cancer in 1998.

In 2002, McCartney took a second chance on love, and married former model, Heather Mills in a lavish million-dollar ceremony.  The couple had a daughter, Beatrice, in 2003, but the two soon separated in 2006, amid a public and contentious divorce.

But it seems McCartney is ready to take the plunge again and since May of 2011, Shevell has been seen sporting an enormous Round diamond engagement ring, reportedly worth around $650,000.  And although the couple has not announced an exact date, the ceremony is expected to be small family affair.

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