updated 05/06/2011 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/09/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
After a four-year romance, Paul McCartney is set to marry his new fiancée, Nancy Shevell.
Naturally, interest in the former Beatle’s future wife – whom he met in 2007 – is ramping up. Here, five things to know about the pretty brunette:
She’s Related to Barbara Walters
When Shevell, 51, and McCartney, 68, first stepped out publicly, Walters announced on The View her feelings about the musician’s new lady pal. “I love her very much. She’s my cousin,” said Walters. “She’s my second cousin. Her mother, who died, was my first cousin. And I have been very close to this young woman.”