Arlen was born in 1992 to Bruce and Nancy Shevell Blakeman in New York. He was named after
his maternal grandmother, Arlene, who passed away in 1998. Arlen has a history of a heart problem. In 1996, Nancy
battled breast cancer and survived. His parents separated and later divorced in December 2008. Nancy started to date Paul
McCartney in November 2007 and they got engaged and married in 2011; Nancy regularly divides her time in New York for her
son and her trucking business and England. His father Bruce remarried Segal Magori in May of 2015 and Arlen graduated
from college that same year with both his parents and stepparents in attendance. Arlen is now in another college in New
York City for a lawyer and has an internship at a law company.