To you, he’s Paul McCartney — but, to his five kids, he’s just dad. The Beatles icon has lived quite the life thanks to an endless string of No. 1 hits and touring around the world, but nothing compares to being a father.
The “Hey Jude” musician is a proud papa to four daughters — Heather, Mary, Stella and Beatrice — as well as son James. “I love being a dad,” Paul told The Telegraph in a January 2009 interview. “My typical morning these days would be to get up at 6:30 a.m., make breakfast, get Beatrice up, get her dressed and watch some TV.”
Since the rocker doesn’t have a nanny, he does everything himself, including taking his daughter to school and picking her up every day. “I love every second of it and I’m not exhausted at all,” the “Something” singer gushed. “People say, I’m up at 6:30 a.m., what is going on? But I genuinely love it. It’s a thrill bringing up a young kid. It’s such an education. I’m a different dad now, but it’s good.”
Other than Beatrice, who is still a teen, Paul’s kids have achieved a lot in their careers. Mary is a successful photographer and James has helped his father create some of his studio albums like Flaming Pie and Driving Rain.
“Music has been important to me my whole life,” James told the Daily Herald in April 2017. “I love performing live, and it’s great fun. It can be nerve-wracking sometimes, mostly because I get so pumped up for it! Ultimately, though, when you look out at the audience and see them connecting with the music you’ve written, it’s all worth it. An amazing and beautiful experience.”
While following in his father’s footsteps, James has released two EPs and studio albums of his own. Like most fans, we can’t wait for the day he collabs with his dad on a song.
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