Stevie Nicks is known for her work as part of the band Fleetwood Mac with whom she released eight studio albums. She is an exceptional musical artist, which is renowned for her distinctive style, characterized by her nasal voice, vibrato, and signature twirls.
Throughout her career, she was in various relationships and they all have resulted in many fascinating love stories. Her relationships in the late 1970s were just the start of a string of romantic adventures. Aside from her great job, Nicks has also experienced passion and tragedy on a storybook scale.
Nicks has a history of having open relationships, such as those with Joe Walsh, Don Henley, and Lindsey Buckingham. She has maintained a tight relationship with her family, especially her father Jess, throughout her career. Nicks has also reportedly had romantic relationships with several other well-known musicians, such as Mick Fleetwood, Dennis Wilson, and Jimmy Iovine. All these have given many fascinating stories and here are some stories from Stevie Nick’s Love Life.
‘Sara’ Was About An Unborn Child
Back in the late 70s, Stevie Nicks and Don Henley had a relationship that led to an unwanted pregnancy. This resulted in a terminated pregnancy. Back then, Nicks was addicted to alcohol and cocaine which resulted in lots of bad decisions.
While talking with Billboard in 2014, Nicks said, “Had I married Don and had that baby, and had she been a girl, I would have named her Sara.” Henley had also spoken about their relationship way before. Nicks also confirmed that “Sara” was about their unborn child but “not the entirety of it”.
Nicks and Mick Used to Go On Long Drives Through The Hollywood Hills
Everyone knows about Stevie’s and Mick’s love affair. Even Fleetwood claimed that Buckingham predicted their relationship after joining Fleetwood Mac. Mick also explained their love affair in his autobiography, Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography.
Mac has revealed that he never wanted to become romantic with his new friend’s former girlfriend, which is why they were spending time and keeping it a secret. According to him, they were exhausted from touring and were unhappy with themselves. They found comfort in one another, and to get away from the chaos, they frequently took long drives through the Hollywood Hills.
Nicks Wrote ‘Dreams’ About Buckingham
The song was released in 1977 and was written about Buckingham. Back then, Nicks and Buckingham were in a very unusual place as they had separated. They decided that it would hamper their professional life which is why they decided to keep their, “personal feelings in one corner of the room while trying to be professional in the other.”
However, it would not work. Nicks also wrote the song in 10 minutes. According to the rest of the band, the song was not that great and it failed to impress them. But Buckingham saw the potential of the song and it was a huge success. Also, he had missed the lyrics totally as the song was totally directed at him.
Her Confusion Led Her To Marry Her Best Friend’s Widowed Husband
Nicks’s best friend RObin Snyder Anderson was diagnosed with leukemia and also found out she was pregnant. This became Stevie’s most confusing period of her life which led to a poor decision and married her husband Kim Anderson to take care of the surviving family. The couple split after three months and about it Nicks said,
“Everybody was furious. It was a completely ridiculous thing. And it was just because I had this thought that Robin would want me to take care of Matthew. But the fact is, Robin would not have wanted me to be married to a guy I didn’t love. And therefore accidentally break that guy’s heart, too.”
Nicks Once Dated A 30-Years-Old Waiter When She Was 50
Nicks took her chance and dated a guy who was not famous and not in a band. It was a different experience for her and described her ex as “a very nice man” with two little boys.
She said that he, “really cared about [her],” Nicks was embarrassed to go out with him in public. When he brought her tickets to see Bill Maher, she refused to attend the show because “I’m famous! I’m Stevie Nicks! Everybody’s gonna spend the whole time taking pictures of us.”
Sadly, the relationship couldn’t work out and she realized that they couldn’t go anywhere together. That’s why she broke it off after their relationship, she explained, Since older men would probably die before her, men her age tend to chase younger women, and she couldn’t sufficiently maintain a meaningful relationship with a younger man, she had practically ruled out dating.
Stevie’s Affair With Mick Was Because of Brandy And Coke
Stevie Nicks has been candid in discussing her battles with addiction, particularly her use of cocaine in the 1970s and 1980s. Nicks has a cocaine addiction that started when she was a member of Fleetwood Mac and lasted for a number of years.
Nicks has claimed that she and Fleetwood, “would have never had an affair had we not had a party and all been completely drunk and messed up… and ended up being the last two people at the party.”
Buckingham Wrote ‘Go Your Own Way’ About Nicks
Nicks and Buckingham’s relationship was very tumultuous. When they were separating from their relationship, Buckingham wrote ‘Go Your Own Way’ to hurt Nicks and it managed to do the job.
The whole atmosphere in the recording studio was odd due to them. It also had a great angry expression toward Nicks. She was especially hurt by the lyrics, “packing up, shacking up is all you want to do” as she insisted that he knew she didn’t do so and it was just an angry thing that he said.
The song has a hard-rocking electric guitar solo and is mostly driven by Buckingham’s acoustic guitar. Fleetwood Mac’s catalog’s lasting classic, the song was a successful single that peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.