Some very happy news for the clan!
Long and winding road to baby No 3
As Sir Paul McCartney steels himself for a return to the High Court on Monday where he will learn how many of his millions must go to Heather Mills, he can at least console himself with some happier news from his daughter Mary.
She is, I can reveal, expecting a baby by the new man in her life.
As I disclosed last year, pretty brunette Mary, 38, has fallen in love with film-maker Simon Aboud, 43. He is divorced from his wife and Mary is also believed to have quietly divorced her estranged husband, TV producer Alistair Donald.
Mary, who has two children by Donald - Arthur, eight, and Elliot, five - will be adding to her brood at the end of July.
"They don't know whether it's a boy or a girl and they don't want to," says a friend. "Everyone is delighted and they are very happy."
Like her late mother Linda, Mary is an acclaimed photographer and famously took the official portrait of Tony and Cherie Blair with baby Leo.
She met Donald when she was still at school, but their marriage fell apart after seven years.
Aboud, who describes himself as a director, writer and photographer, went to Birmingham University before going into advertising, where he became creative director of Magic Hat and McCann Erickson.
"Like Mary, Simon loves photography," I am told. "They don't like a lot of fuss and they often go out separately so as not to draw attention to themselves."