Lindsey Buckingham and Estranged Wife Kristen Messner Are Working on Their Marriage Following Divorce Filing
Rock star Lindsey Buckingham and Kristen Messner are reassessing their marriage after filing for divorce three months ago, with the musician admitting that long-term relationships are tough.
Lindsey Buckingham and his spouse Kristen Messner shocked music fans when they announced they were getting a divorce in June after 21 years of marriage.
In a recent exclusive interview with People, Buckingham, 71, got candid about how the pandemic affected his marriage of two decades.
Musician Lindsey Buckingham and Kristen Messner attend the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Visionary Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 20, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images
WORKING THROUGH IT
The songwriter shared how he and 51-year-old Messner hope to mend their relationship as they are rethinking their divorce decision, saying:
“Relationships in the long term can be challenging, and they have their ups and downs. You’ve got to take that ride and be willing to take it.”
Lindsey Buckingham and wife Kristen Messner at The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! at Nokia Theatre on December 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Shutterstock
Buckingham added he believes many relationships were tested during the lockdown and his wife felt like she needed some time alone and he was completely supportive of her.
He noted that before they even considered a divorce, he was oblivious that many people filed for divorce but ended up not going through with it:
“Kristen and I agree that is the best course to follow, focusing instead on working on our relationship.”
According to court documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight at the time, Messner filed for divorce on June 2, 2021, in Los Angeles.
She cited irreconcilable differences in her filing, which listed her and her husband's date of separation as June 3, the documents stated.
Messner also requested joint legal and physical custody of their youngest daughter and asked that she receive spousal support.
The couple share three children, 23-year-old William, LeeLee, 21, and Stella, 17. Buckingham met Messner in 1996 when she worked as a photographer.
While he is a public figure, Messner is an interior designer, and her social media page features pictures of homes she has decorated and remodeled.
Her love for design came in handy for her and her spouse as they capitalized on big real estate deals. After they built a spec home for $5.8 million, she remodeled it, and they sold it for $19 million back in 2018, per Realtor.com.