Today's Daily Mail reports that Sir Paul's 30-year-old daughter Stella became engaged to be married to 31-year-old Alsdhair Willis over the weekend. The couple have been dating since June of last year when they met at a fashion party. They have been inseparable ever since. The charming Mr. Willis, who recently left his post as publisher of the trendy magazine, Wallpaper, is described by a friend as "clearly very taken with Stella. He talks about little else at the moment. He can be incredibly charismatic. He knows how to get what he wants from people and comes across as the quintessential gentleman."
The couple were present at Sir Paul's wedding to Heather Mills last month in Ireland which was a difficult event for Stella. According to a family friend, "Stella still hasn't got over her mother's death. She finds it difficult to even talk about, and the idea of someone replacing her is almost impossible for her to handle."
In spite of this, Stella appears to have found happiness. Both today's Express and Evening Standard report that Stella recently declared:"I have never felt like this in a relationship before. We are having the best time just doing ordinary things, you know things that couples do. And it's just fantastic. I never thought I would be capable of having this sort of relationship. It's an absolute dream. It just feels really peculiar for me to be with someone who treats me so good and that I actually love being around. He looks after me. I've got a good person. We are both so busy which doesn't help but I do want to make a real go of this."The British press quotes friends as saying that the proposal came as a complete surprise to Stella, and that Stella accepted Mr. Willis's offer of marriage "gleefully". They say that Stella is thrilled. However, when asked about the engagement this morning, Stella declined to comment. Furthermore, her spokesman will neither confirm nor deny yesterday's reports of the engagement saying, "We don't comment on her personal life. The only person who could comment is Stella."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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