There's clearly something about English musicians that American women just can't resist. First Liv married Royston and Gwyneth bagged Chris, now Kate Hudson is engaged to Brit rocker Matt Bellamy of Muse, and one of the world's most famous British rock stars, albeit a former one, Sir Paul McCartney has popped the question to New Yorker Nancy Shevell.

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Kate, 32, broke the news on The Today Show after the presenter remarked on the rather large diamond she was wearing on her ring finger. The pair who are already expecting a baby together, met at A-list Californian music festival Coachella a year ago but they haven't always partied in the same circles. Matt, 32, was raised by his grandmother in Devon while Kate, daughter of Goldie Hawn and step daughter of Kurt Russell, grew up as Hollywood royalty. It just goes to show you can't beat the British boy charm.

The New Yorker set to become the third Mrs (now Lady) McCartney is 51-year-old socialite Nancy. The 68-year-old former Beatle is said to have proposed to Nancy at his apartment in New York following a meal of pumpkin ravioli, as the bride-to-be has sacrificed her love of steak for a vegan lifestyle. It must be love.