Inside Stevie Nicks’ ‘Commune’ Living Situation in Arizona
Stevie Nicks is unmarried and has no children, but that doesn’t mean she lives alone. Nicks has had multiple roommates, ranging from friends to godchildren to family members. In the early 2000s, Nicks owned a home in Arizona that she shared with her brother and his family. Here’s a look inside the glamorous home, which Nicks described as a sort of commune.
Stevie Nicks has always loved Arizona, where she was born
Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona. While her family frequently moved, residing in New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and California, she feels a strong connection to Arizona. In a concert in the state, she spoke about her love for it before dedicating the show to her younger brother, Christopher.
“More than Oakland or San Jose, this actually is my home,” she said, per AZ Central. “I was born here in 1948. So I lived here and I loved it and I had a house here for a long, long time and my parents, and I wrote a lot of songs here … So I would like to dedicate this song to someone who no matter what our problems are or how much we fight or what comes between us, he always has my back, my brother, Christopher Nicks.”
She added that she was sorry she no longer lived in Phoenix.
“A lot of our songs were written here. It’s good to be home,” she said. “Phoenix, I’m so sorry I don’t live here anymore.”
Stevie Nicks had a very communal living arrangement
Nicks liked Arizona so much that she bought a house there in the 1980s. She shared the five-bedroom home with Christopher, his wife Lori, and their daughter Jessi. They split the house into two wings, one for her and one for her brother’s family.
“I kind of live in a commune,” she told In Style in 2002, per The Nicks Fix. “Several other people live here off and on. It’s always been that way — I have my own party wherever I go.”
The home, which she sold in 2007, had a spacious entryway with a stained glass window that lit the space in color.
“The moment I saw this room, I said, ‘Oh, I want this house,'” she explained.
The rest of the home fit Nicks’ tastes. A crimson-walled living room held a grand piano covered in roses, and a white piano was draped in shawls in a separate room. Her bedroom featured lace, velvet, and silk fabrics. She also had black drapes for when she wanted to darken the home and rely on the many candles and jewel-toned lamps for lighting.
“I have to live in dramatic places,” she said. “For me, atmosphere is everything.”
The Fleetwood Mac singer did not like her brother when she was growing up
Though she shared a home with him later in life, Nicks and her brother did not get along when they were young. She described herself as a “little diva” who resented no longer being the only child.
“I hated Chris,” she said, per the book Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams, and Rumours by Zoë Howe. “I would pull his hair and kick him … I’ll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life.”
Eventually, they grew close. Nicks’ brother worked for her and even married her backup singer.