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Stevie Nicks has received almost as much attention for her romantic relationships as she has for being part of Fleetwood Mac. Nicks once revealed what she sees as the “saddest” part of her love life.

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

Stevie Nicks sings alongside Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood onstage.
Stevie Nicks with Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS

The relationship that seems to get the most attention is the one Nicks had with Lindsey Buckingham. The former couple ended their relationship not long after the release of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours in 1977.

During an interview with Los Angeles Times, Nicks says she “felt like a dying flower” when she was with Buckingham. She found it difficult to let go of him. Nicks says it was tough on her when he was fired from Fleetwood Mac in 2018.

“I just felt like a dying flower all the time,” says Nicks. “I stayed with him from 1968 until that night. It’s a long time. And I really could hear my parents — I could hear my mom saying, ‘Are you really gonna do this for the rest of your life?’ And I could hear my dad saying in his very pragmatic way — because my dad really liked Lindsey —‘I think it’s time for you and Lindsey to get a divorce.’ It’s a very unfortunate thing. It makes me very, very sad.”

‘The saddest part’ of romantic relationships for Stevie Nicks

During a 1990 interview with Us magazine, Nicks talks about her relationships and how many of them have suffered because of her tour schedule. She says she’s usually on the go because of the nature of her job, so it’s difficult to sustain a relationship.

“I mean, everybody that I’ve ever gone with in my life—rich rock & roll stars, poor guys that didn’t have a penny, guys in completely other businesses—they finally just look at me and say, ‘I really love you, and if you were ever around, that would continue. But I don’t ever get to see you, and I can’t dig the way that you live. I can’t deal with the jealousy, I can’t deal with the fact that the whole world seems to be more important to you than I am,’” says Nicks (via

Losing relationships is what Nicks finds “the saddest.” She says it’s one part of her job she must deal with. “I’ve had many really wonderful relationships, but they always seem to end up in that bag,” Nicks continues. “That’s the saddest part for me, I think.”

Steve Nicks explains why men don’t ask her on a date

Nicks once spoke about her love life and why she thinks men don’t ask her on dates. She believes the main reason she doesn’t receive date invitations is that men are intimidated. During an interview with Rolling Stone, the interviewer said men must feel like they’re “asking out Cinderella,” so they don’t bother. Nicks agrees that men don’t seem to have the courage.

“I would think it would be very intimidating for people,” says Nicks. “That’s probably why most people don’t, you know, because they’re scared.”

However, Nicks hasn’t lost hope. She is focusing on her career for now but says she knows if there is someone meant for her, a relationship will happen. “I figure if there’s a soul mate for me out there somewhere, I’ll find him,” she says. “He’ll find me.”

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