As part of his monthly "You Gave Me The Answer" column on his official website (PaulMcCartney.com), Paul McCartney spoke frankly about his roles as both a father and a husband.
When asked, "What do you consider your 'role' as a father and a husband?," the former-Beatle answered, "I would say that being a father and being a husband are two completely different things. As far as being a dad is concerned, I’ve always just tried to give my kids a bit of guidance, if they seem to need it -- but that was mainly when they were younger. Now that they are older, they’re guiding me! They don’t need so much guidance these days but if there’s ever a problem, I’m very happy to be the guy they come to. So, that’s largely the thing of being a dad. You’re just there to help, and I suppose have fun with -- we do have a lot of fun. Now they’re older we can have a drink together, for instance!"
On what would have been John Lennon's 71st birthday -- October 9th, 2011 -- McCartney -- a father of five, walked down the isle for a third time with his then-girlfriend of four years, the New York socialite, Nancy Shevell.
Macca went on to explain, "When it comes to being a husband. . . I see it as just trying to be good to my wife Nancy and trying to be considerate and romantic. I completely overdo Valentine’s Day! I mean, there’s not just one card, there are cards hidden around the room, and sometimes things even spill into the next day -- it’s completely silly. If there’s an excuse to have some fun, I overdo it! At Christmas, I go crazy with the tree lights and fairy lights -- totally overdo it."