Sir Paul's Having a Baby

Wife Heather expecting later this year


Paul McCartney and wife Heather are expecting their first child later this year. "We are delighted with this happy news," the couple said in a statement.

The sixty-year-old former Beatle and the thirty-four-year-old ex-model (formerly Heather Mills) were married last June at a castle in Ireland, the second marriage for both. They met four years ago at an anti-landmine charity event. The baby will be Heather's first, while McCartney has three children -- Stella, James and Mary -- from his first wife, Linda McCartney, who died of breast cancer in 1998. He also has a stepdaughter from that marriage.

Paul will have plenty of time to spend at home with the new child. On Sunday, he will wrap up a world tour that had him traversing the globe for more than a year in support of his last album, 2001's Driving Rain.