Paul McCartney is a dad again. Daughter Beatrice is the 61-year-old rocker's fourth child, the first by new wife Heather Mills

By Gary Susman
Updated October 30, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST
Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney: Tammie Arroyo/AP

Will he still feed her when he’s 64? At that time, Paul McCartney’s new daughter, Beatrice Milly McCartney, will be turning 3. The girl, the first child for the 61-year-old rocker and wife Heather Mills, was born Tuesday in a London hospital, weighing in at 7 pounds, the Associated Press reports. The couple called themselves ”ecstatic” in a statement, saying, ”She is a little beauty. We couldn’t be prouder.”

McCartney married model Mills, 35, last year in a lavish wedding at an Irish castle. He has three grown children (James, Mary, and fashion designer Stella) by first wife and Wings bandmate Linda McCartney, who died in 1998. He is also stepfather to a grown daughter, Heather, from Linda McCartney’s previous marriage.

Earlier this year, Mills said she feared health problems would forestall a pregnancy, but in May, the couple announced the impending stork visit. Beatrice was born three weeks early, delivered by Caesarian section. As of Thursday, Mills and the baby were still in the hospital, with a family spokesperson saying both were doing ”very well.”