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Paul McCartney's Daughter Is Now A Teenager, And She's The Spitting Image Of Him

Beatles legend Paul McCartney is one of the most famous artists in the world, yet there are many aspects of his life that many of us tend to forget about, like the fact that he has a teenage daughter.

Beatrice Milly, was born to Paul and his second wife, former model Heather Mills, in 2003. The couple had longed for a child since their lavish 2002 nuptials, but Mills was suffering from complications that slowed down the process.

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"...I showed him the test and he just went 'Oh'. We both started crying and it was just a miracle," Heather told Larry King about finding out they were expecting.

Since Paul and his first wife, Linda, raised their children, Mary, Stella, James, and Heather, on the road, he was determined to give Beatrice a much more normal childhood.

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Having seen what early exposure to fame can do to a person, both him and his ex-wife decided to shield their daughter from the spotlight as much possible.

“I rarely talk about my daughter," Heather told Oprah Winfrey a few years ago. "I’m really proud of the fact that I have kept her image protected."

The divorced couple have done such a good job at keeping their child hidden that for a while no one really knew what she looked like.

Eventually, she started appearing in paparazzi shots alongside her mom or dad, who have shared custody of her.

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Paul found love again with New York businesswoman Nancy Shevell, and the pair got hitched in 2011. The small affair was one of those rare opportunities for the public to get a glimpse of a growing Beatrice.

The then-seven-year-old was picked to be the flower girl. She looked angelic with a flower crown and pink coat over a flowly off-white dress.

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She has been photographed a few more times over the years, and people started noticing just how much she looked like her iconic father.

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Finally, after years of not seeing the young girl, she was finally photographed in 2017 alongside her father and the resemblance is uncanny.

Paul took his 13-year-old daughter to see the show Carousel in London's West End, and at the end of the night, they slipped backstage to meet the cast and strike a few poses for the camera.

One of the actresses, Katherine Jenkins, posted a snap from the night on her Instagram page with the caption, “Macca at the matinee! Eek! #carousel #HeyJules @englishnationalopera.”

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Beatrice looked drastically different from her last public appearance, but one thing that caught everyone's eye is just how much the teen looks like her 74-year-old dad.

While we could clearly see the likeness before, the shorter hair just reminded many people of a young Paul during his Beatles days.

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Turns out, Beatrice and her dad also share something else in common:a love for music.

According to Heather, Paul "can't read music," so she has been in charge of teaching her daughter how to play instruments.

"I think she’s got the best of both of us, we’re both very musical," she told The Guardian. "I taught her the saxophone, because her father can’t read music so I do all the music teaching, and I’m good with languages. She’s a brilliant poet so obviously gets that from him."

Not much else is known about the teen, but according to her mother, it seems like she has no desire to follow in her parents' footsteps.

"She’s not mixing in celebrity lifestyles," Heather told Oprah. "She’s not out in public places."

It's really nice to see a child of two celebrities leading a normal life. Being a public persona comes with a lot of pressure and it can be too much for a child.

Do you think Beatrice looks like Paul? Let us know!

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.