Romance in the air for ex-Beatle McCartney
Published 01/04/2008 | 11:45
Newly divorced Sir Paul McCartney showed holidaymakers in the Caribbean that all you need is love as he stepped out with the new woman in his life.
The billionaire ex-Beatle celebrated the end of his bitter £24.3m divorce from Heather Mills by frolicking in the sea with 47-year-old American girlfriend Nancy Shevell.
The couple, who were first linked last November when they were spotted kissing in a car in New York, are enjoying a holiday in the exclusive resort of Jumby Bay, a private island two miles from Antigua.
There were no attempts to keep their romance under wraps as the pair kissed and openly caressed each other in full view of other guests at the resort.
One eyewitness told the Mirror newspaper: "They were kissing each other passionately, giggling and smooching just like any other couple in the throes of a new relationship.
"They were so wrapped up in each other they seemed oblivious to everyone else.
"Paul certainly wasn't behaving like a world-famous rock star who has been battling a bitter divorce.
"He seemed like your average middle-aged man trying to impress his girlfriend."
The couple also spent time sailing in a dinghy, strolling on the sand and relaxing on sun loungers.
Macca, 65, and Nancy flew into Antigua on a private plane days after his divorce last month.
Their £6,000 a night villa boasts a plunge pool, four-poster bed and complimentary champagne.
Heiress Nancy is separated from her wealthy husband Bruce Blakeman. It is understood the pair had been friends with Sir Paul and his first wife Linda.
According to the Mirror, the romantic trip has annoyed Heather Mills, who is currently in New York with Macca's daughter Bea.
But Heather's lawyer Gloria Allred said the outspoken former model wished her ex-husband all the best in his new relationship.