Nancy Shevell met her husband Bruce Blakeman while attending Arizona State College. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Transportation. Bruce Blakeman studied law, and became a partner in his family’s law firm, later going into politics and becoming head of the Naussau County Legislature in 1995.
They married in 1984, 6 months after becoming engaged, and remained married for 23 years. They had one son, Arlen, who was born in 1992.
They owned a townhouse in Woodmere, L.I., an apartment on the upper East Side and the house in East Hampton.
Nancy developed breast cancer in 1996- since then she has supported Hewlett House, a breast cancer support center.
Nancy and Bruce separated amicably in 2007. Arlen lived with his dad.
oh yeah, and Nancy is Barbara Walters 2nd cousin!