Stevie Nicks’ Relationship With a Young Musician Ended Because of Jealousy

Stevie Nicks has dated multiple people within the music industry. Over the years in her field, she met artists, producers, and managers who she dated. On one occasion, two decades into her career, Nicks began dating a younger musician. While the relationship started well, it ended because of jealousy. 

A black and white photo of Stevie Nicks wearing a lace top and standing in front of a microphone.
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Stevie Nicks had her most famous relationship with Lindsey Buckingham

Nicks’ best-known relationship is her tumultuous one with Fleetwood Mac bandmate Lindsey Buckingham. The two met as high schoolers when they played a song together at a party. The moment impacted Buckingham, who asked Nicks to join his band two years later. After breaking off from their band and struggling to make it as a duo, Nicks and Buckingham found massive success when they joined Fleetwood Mac.

Their relationship wasn’t faring as well as their career, however, and the couple broke up while writing and recording their second album with Fleetwood Mac. Still, Nicks once said she believed that the connection between them would never fade away.

“That electric crazy attraction between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks never dies, never will die, never will go away,” she told MTV  in 2009. “He’s married, he’s happy, he has three beautiful children that I love. You know, he’s found a good, happy, calm, safe place — but who Lindsey and I are to each other will never change.”

She dated a younger musician 

In the late 1990s, Nicks began dating a younger musician. At this stage of her career, Nicks had released more than one multiplatinum album with Fleetwood Mac and her solo career. She had worked with some of the top names in music. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though her career had slowed a bit, she was one of the biggest musicians alive.

The musician she was dating was younger than her, and his career had stalled. At first, Nicks helped advise him and offered love and support. After they began dating, however, Nicks received a significant cash advance in a publishing deal, and she didn’t feel that her boyfriend was happy for her.

“I was tickled and thrilled and I made the mistake of telling someone who was struggling in this business,” Nicks said, per the book Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis. As the words came out of my mouth, I could see that he didn’t think it was funny. So I knew our relationship was never going to happen, because I can’t be a person who is not going to share that moment.”

Stevie Nicks is now single

Though Nicks was married for three months in 1983, she has not gotten married again. These days, she’s open to a relationship, but she’s happy on her own.

“I live a single woman’s life and yes, I spend a lot of time by myself,” she told The New York Times. “I have a few very close friends, most of them I’ve known forever, and I kind of like it. Would I be willing to have a boyfriend? 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. It’s not very much fun to be Mr. Stevie Nicks.”

Nicks’ vision for the future does not 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.”

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