Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac has stated that 45 years after their breakup, his ex-girlfriend Stevie Nicks may not be fully over him.
Lindsey Buckingham, 71, of Fleetwood Mac, suggested that his ex-girlfriend and former bandmate Stevie Nicks, 73, might still have a warm spot for him.
The guitarist claimed he was removed from the band after Stevie issued the band an ultimatum when he asked the band to postpone a tour in order to promote his solo music. He now claims that his four-year ex-girlfriend isn’t “over” him.
“There were a few years when I didn’t think I was over her. It’s possible she’ll never be entirely over me, too,” he told The New York Times.
Lindsey continued, “The way we had to go through Rumours is part of the heritage and heroics of the whole thing,” referring to the band’s 1976 breakup during the promotion of their album Rumours. Four years after they began dating, they broke up, but not before the release of what would become one of the best-selling albums of all time.
“In the usual sense, we didn’t have time to heal or go on. I believe we both had to compartmentalize our feelings at the time, and she was the one who drifted away from me,” he explained. “That isn’t a good idea since those little compartments can stay locked for years until things start seeping out when you’re not looking.”
“I met the love of my life late, and it gave me a whole new perspective on the world,” Lindsey concluded. Stevie was a single mother with no children. She took a different path and prioritized her career life over her personal life. What happened in the last three, four, or five years…
It’s difficult for me to know how she feels about me, but I do know how I feel about her because I’ve been married for 21 years and have three children, and it’s the finest thing that’s ever happened to me.”
Stevie recently spoke out about her ex-media husband’s portrayal of her, reiterating that she never fired him. “His account of events is factually incorrect, and while I’ve never spoken publicly about it, I believe the time has come to expose the truth. To be crystal clear, I did not fire him, I did not request that he be dismissed, and I did not demand that he be fired.”
“Frankly, I fired myself,” she added. I took decisive steps to get out of the band and a circumstance that I thought to be harmful to my health. I was finished. So be it if the band went on without me. Fleetwood Mac, a band whose reputation is founded in development and change, discovered a new road ahead with two very gifted new members following many lengthy group discussions.”