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Who are Sir Paul McCartney's children?

The Beatles star has five children

Sir Paul McCartney in suit © Getty
Rachel Avery
Homes Editor
Updated: August 24, 2023
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Paul McCartney, 81, is showing no signs of slowing down, even taking to the Glastonbury stage as the festival's oldest headliner in 2022. Away from the limelight, he has a busy family life, too, with five children, four with late wife Linda McCartney and one with ex-wife Heather Mills.

Paul is now married to Nancy Shevell and they do not have any kids together. Earlier this year, the singer opened up about fatherhood, writing in a blog post: "As far as being a dad is concerned, I've always just tried to give my kids a bit of guidance if they seem to need it – but that was mainly when they were younger."

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"Now that they are older, they're guiding me! They don't need so much guidance these days but if there's ever a problem, I'm very happy to be the guy they come to."

Here's everything you need to know about Paul McCartney's five children…

What does Mary McCartney do for a living?

Mary is Paul's eldest child at 53 years old. She's made a career as a photographer and she also is a keen chef and has published cookbooks. Mary now has four children of her own, Arthur, Elliot, Sam and Sid. 

Paul McCartney with eldest child Mary © Getty
Mary is Paul's eldest child

Who is Paul McCartney's daughter Stella? 

Two years after Mary was born, along came Stella who is probably one of Paul's most famous children as Stella has become a very successful fashion designer. Stella herself has four children, two daughters, Bailey and Reiley, and two sons Miller and Beckett.

Fashion designer Stella McCartney© Getty
Stella has gone into the fashion industry

What happened to Paul McCartney's son James? 

Born in 1977, James is Paul's only son, and he has followed in his father's footsteps becoming a musician. The star has even collaborated with his hitmaker father on some of his many albums. It's reported that James is not married and he has no children.

james McCartney attending event with his date © Getty
Paul's only son James is also a musician

Who is Paul McCartney's adopted daughter Heather? 

Paul's daughter Heather was brought into the world by Linda and her then husband Joseph Melville See, Jr. but she considers Paul as her father as he adopted her when she was just six years old. Following in the family's creative footsteps, Heather is an artist by trade but she stays away from the public eye.

Paul McCartney's daughter Beatrice

The Beatles star's youngest daughter is Beatrice, 19, who he shares with ex-wife Heather Mills. While it's unknown which direction Beatrice's life will take yet, she has taken up saxophone lessons, demonstrating her natural musical ability.

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Following their split in 2006, Beatrice has resided with her mother in Robertsbridge, East Sussex. Beatrice has very rarely made public appearances, however, in October 2011, the then seven-year-old acted as a flower girl at her father's wedding to Nancy Shevell. 

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