As the girlfriend of the American singer-songwriter Don McLean, Paris Dylan has made headlines for making him fall in love again. After two failed marriages in the 1900s, the “Tapestry” singer has found love with someone 48 years younger than him.
Although most people are quite happy with their relationship, some can’t help but give a mixed reaction, considering Paris was only twenty-four years old when they started dating. This huge age gap caused many of Don McLean’s fans to become more interested in the young model.
So, if you want to know more about Paris Dylan, from how they met to where they are now as a couple, scroll down as we have everything covered for you!
Who Is Paris Dylan?
Born in 1994, Paris Dylan is an American model born and raised in Riverside, California. Before she made headlines for being McLean’s girlfriend, Paris gained popularity after appearing on Catfish 2017, a known TV series proving strangers had been stealing the contestant’s pictures to use as dupes online.
Paris Was Involved in A Messy Scandal
It was reported that the main reason why she joined the catfish show was because she wanted to clear out her name after it was involved in such a messy online scandal.
In 2011, a series of reports popped out, stating that Paris had been sending nude photos of her to basketball player “Birdman” Anderson when she was only 17 years old in exchange for money. However, after a thorough investigation, it was revealed that Anderson wasn’t chatting with Paris at all.
The nude photos actually came from a Canadian woman named Shelly Chartier. She was trying to rob some money from the basketball player, and it just happened that Shelly used Paris’s photo as her profile picture.
Thankfully, Paris’s name has been cleared, and the authorities have made sure to charge Chartier with seven counts of fraud and have been officially sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2015.
Her Relationship with McLean
According to some reports, McLean and Paris first met after the former Playboy model was hired as the personal social media manager of Don McLean’s social media accounts in 2016.
Although, at first, they thought they would just have a friendly boss-employee relationship, things got a lot deeper when they finally got to know each other better.
As their personalities clicked, the two finally announced that they were dating each other, and it was also during the same year Paris was hired. The fans were shocked and excited about what was coming to the new couple.
Although some were extremely happy for the two, some thought their 48-year age gap was too much. Many knew that McLean was already married twice, first to Carol Sauvion from 1969 to 1976 and secondly to Patrisha Shnier McLean from 1987 to 2016.
Both his marriages ended after his then-wives filed for divorce for the allegations, stating that McLean had been physically abusing them. So, it was a surprise to many that months after McLean’s second marriage divorce was finalized, he was immediately seen dating Paris Dylan.
She Is a Fur Mom
Paris has frequently shared cute snaps of her pet dog, a Chihuahua named Tiki, on her Instagram account. However, something unexpected happened in 2022 that broke Paris down.
In April of that year, Tiki suddenly passed away, causing Paris to mourn for months. In a post the model shared online, she stated that she honestly doesn’t know how she has lasted without her little munchkin.
Despite all that she has gone through, she is still thankful for McLean and her family for helping her cope with the pain.
A few months later, when the pain finally subsided, Paris decided to get another dog, which she named Custer. Like Tiki, Paris never missed updating her followers with Custer’s cute pictures.
A 60s Music Lover
Before she and McLean even started dating, Paris revealed in an interview that she had always been into 60s music. So, it feels like a dream to be able to date a music icon herself.
In a post she shared on Instagram, she stated that dating McLean has further caused her to appreciate ’60s music more. Since McLean frequently listens to many of them, she also started understanding the real beauty behind each song.
Some of her favorite artists are Nick Reynolds and Kingston Trio. For sure, McLean is also part of the list!
She Loves the Beach
Looking at her Instagram account, it is obvious that Paris is so much into the beach and the sun. Her most recent beach trip was on a tropical trip to Waikiki, Hawaii, on July 13, 2023.
She Doesn’t Have Any Say On McLean’s Domestic Violence Charge
It is not new information for most of McLean’s fans that he was once arrested in 2016 back in his Maine home after his former wife, Patrisha Shnier, filed for domestic violence charges after their divorce that same year.
After a long investigation, it was revealed that McLean was guilty of the said charges, leading to his arrest for misdemeanor counts of domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, criminal mischief, and criminal restraint.
However, a few months later, everyone was shocked after hearing that these charges were dismissed as part of a deferred disposition.
With all these scandals, people thought McLean and Paris wouldn’t last that long. However, it seems like Paris doesn’t have any say in her boyfriend’s past domestic violence issue at all. As of 2023, the couple is now on their way to five years of being together.
She Is Such a Supportive Girlfriend
Since they confirmed their relationship, Paris has never missed on attending every big event in McLean’s career. In 2021, when McLean received his Hollywood Walk of Fame, Paris was always seen standing beside him.
She also went on Instagram, stating that McLean deserves everything he has now and that she will forever support him in his further endeavors in life.
Just by the looks of it, it seems like Don McLean and his girlfriend, Paris Dylan, will have a long-lasting relationship ahead of them. So, if you want to keep updated on their day-to-day life, you can follow them on Instagram @parisdylan550 and @thedonmclean.