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Who Has Stevie Nicks Dated? The Men That Marked the Life of the Fleetwood Mac Singer

Titi Dokubo
May 26, 2022
02:15 P.M.
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Superstar singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks turned 74 on May 26, 2022. The Fleetwood Mac vocalist, who embodied the wild rock and roll stereotype, has also had many heartbreaks. Here are details on some of her relationships.

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Born Stephanie Lynn Nicks, the singer started playing the guitar with her grandfather at local gin mills when she was five. In Arcadia High School, she joined a local band, Changing Times, before moving to California with her parents.

In California, she met Lindsey Buckingham — a songwriter and guitarist — and they joined Fritz. The band opened for acts like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin before disbanding in 1971.

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year event on January 26, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

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Nicks dropped out of college to pursue her musical dreams, resulting in her parents cutting her off financially. So she had to wait tables to support herself and Buckingham, whom she had started dating.

The iconic duo started making music together, and she said Buckingham was her great musical love. In 1975, they joined Fleetwood Mac and became one of the best-selling music acts.

Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow, Lindsey Buckingham, and John McVie of Fleetwood Mac at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year event on January 26, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

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THE MEN IN THE LIFE OF STEVIE NICKS — FROM LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM TO KIM ANDERSON

One year after Nicks and Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac, they had a nasty fight while working on "Rumors," and she ended their relationship.

After their breakup, she had a brief affair in 1977 with Mick Fleetwood during his second marriage before moving on to date Eagles founding member Don Henley.

Stevie Nicks and Don Henley at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 29, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

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Henley and Nicks would have married, but she decided not to settle down and have children due to her demanding career. Years after their breakup, they released a duet that peaked at number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks.

In 1983, Nicks went back on her words when she married her late best friend's husband, Kim Anderson, three months after her friend died. Her best friend Robin Snyder had just had a baby two days before she died of leukemia.

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Nick revealed that she married him because she thought Snyder would have wanted her to take care of the baby. The marriage only lasted three months as she said that she received a sign from her late friend to end things.

In 1983 she dated Eagle's frontrunner, Joe Walsh, for three years, and Nicks called him the "great, great love" of her life. Even though she said there was nothing more important than him, he ended their relationship and asked her never to contact him again.

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WHY STEVIE DECIDED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN

Nicks was deliberate about not having children because she knew that her focus would change with kids, and she believed that she would not be the artist she is today. She said:

"My mission maybe wasn't to be a mom and a wife; maybe my particular mission was to write songs to make moms and wives feel better."

In 2020, she revealed that she had a chance at motherhood while with Henley. The superstar, who has fans like Adam Levine dancing to her beats, confessed that Fleetwood Mac might not have been as successful if she had become a mom.

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