Stevie Nicks’ Ideal Life Doesn’t Necessarily Include a ‘Mr. Stevie Nicks’

While Stevie Nicks has had several fulfilling romantic relationships, she says she’s always put her career first. Though she’s happy with this decision, Nicks says that she’d still be open to some kind of romantic relationship. Still, she knows she doesn’t need a husband to be happy. She shared her idea of an ideal life. 

Stevie Nicks wears a black shirt and black fingerless gloves and looks over her sunglasses.
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Stevie Nicks’ father didn’t think she’d get married

In 1981, Nicks released her first solo album, Bella Donna. She’d spent over a decade working as a musician and had enjoyed massive success in her time with Fleetwood Mac. Her father once told her that because of this, she’d never get married.

“Just out of nowhere, my dad goes: ‘Stevie, you’ll never get married,’” Nicks told The Guardian.

Nicks and bandmate Christine McVie both decided to put their careers ahead of having children or a husband. 

“If Christine was in this room with me right now, she’d tell you that we both made the decision not to have kids and instead follow our musical muse around the world,” she said. “It’s not my job, it’s who I am.”

Though she was briefly married in 1983, she doesn’t believe it counts, as it was born of grief and not love.

She’d be happy with a life without a husband

These days, Nicks is single, and happily so. 

“I’m single, I don’t have children, and I’ve never been married except for three months a long time ago. And that doesn’t matter; It wasn’t a marriage of reality,” she told The New York Times. “I live a single woman’s life and yes, I spend a lot of time by myself. I have a few very close friends, most of them I’ve known forever, and I kind of like it.”

Nicks thinks that, given her lifestyle, it would not be easy to date her. She also has always valued her independence.

“It would be fun if I could find a boyfriend who understood my life and didn’t get his feelings hurt because I’m always a phone call away from having to leave in two hours for New York or a phone call away from having to do interviews all day long,” she explained. “It’s not very much fun to be Mr. Stevie Nicks. In the last 10 years I’ve just said I’m going to follow my muse. If I want to go somewhere I don’t have to worry about anyone being mad at me. I don’t have to make up excuses on the phone about why I’m not coming home.”

Though she wouldn’t turn down a relationship, Nicks’ idea of a fulfilled life doesn’t necessarily include a man.

“If it were to happen to me I’d be thrilled,” she said. “But when I’m 90 years old and sitting in a gloriously beautiful beach house somewhere on this planet with five or six Chinese Crested Yorkies, surrounded by all my goddaughters who will at that point be middle-aged, I’ll be just as happy.”

Stevie Nicks knows the kind of person she could end up with

Though she doesn’t need a “Mr. Stevie Nicks” to be happy, Nicks has an idea of what a potential romantic partner would look like.

“People would say to me: ‘It would be very hard to be Mr. Stevie Nicks.’ And I’m going: well, yeah, probably, unless you were just a really nice guy that was really confident in himself, not jealous of me, liked my friends, enjoyed my crazy life and had fun with it,” she said. “And, of course, there are very few men like that. I’m an independent woman and am able to take care of myself, and that is not attractive to men.”

If she can find someone who is supportive of her successes and accepting of her independence, Nicks might be happy to enter into a new romance.

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