Will Lindsey Buckingham get back with Stevie Nicks? Fans ship couple after Kristen Messner files for divorce

Kristen Messner, 51, filed for divorce from Lindsey Buckingham in Los Angeles County. The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist-songwriter is now technically free to pursue ex-lover Stevie Nicks


                            Will Lindsey Buckingham get back with Stevie Nicks? Fans ship couple after Kristen Messner files for divorce
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac perform at the NBC's Today Show on October 9, 2014, in New York, New York (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Lindsey Buckingham and Kristen Messner are reportedly going their separate ways after 21 years of marriage. Now, fans of the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist-songwriter want him to get back with his former lover and bandmate Stevie Nicks.

Messner, 51, filed for divorce from Buckingham in Los Angeles County to end their marriage of more than two decades. It's unclear whether the former couple, who shares three children together, has discussed any terms of the split, TMZ reported on Tuesday, June 8.

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The news of the split made waves across the Internet as many mourned the family breaking up, but Fleetwood Mac's loyal fan following chose to look at the brighter side. They couldn't help but gush at the prospect of Buckingham and Nicks getting back together.

Singer Stevie Nicks (L) and musician Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac perform at The Staples Center on July 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

"Whaaa Lindsey Buckingham is getting a divorce?! The Stevie-Lindsey fangirl in me is freaking," podcaster Lauren Modery tweeted.

"Lindsey Buckingham is getting a divorce which means I live in a world where Stevie Nicke and Lindsey Buckingham are both single," one fan added.

"2021 gave us single Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks i need a moment," another quipped.

"Stevie Nicks screaming “silver springs” at Lindsey Buckingham and never breaking eye contact. that’s it that’s the tweet," a third chimed in.

"God I can’t believe this. Lindsey and Kristen DIVORCED. LINDSEY IS A FREE MAN. STEVIE. LINDSEY. BUCKINGHAM NICKS. I’m not OKAY," another reacted.



 



 



 



 

Messner and the Buckingham tied the knot in 2000 after meeting in the late '90s. She had reportedly photographed him for the cover of one of his solo albums.

News of the divorce came on the same day the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, 71, announced his first solo album since 2011’s "Seeds We Sow." Buckingham's new album "Lindsey Buckingham" is slated to release on September 17, Fox News reported.

According to Pitchfork, the album's first single "I Don't Mind" is "about the challenges couples face in long-term relationships."

"Over time, two people inevitably find the need to augment their initial dynamic with one of flexibility, an acceptance of each other’s flaws and a willingness to continually work on issues; it is the essence of a good long term relationship," Buckingham said in a news release, as quoted by Pitchfork. "This song celebrates that spirit and discipline."

Recording artist Lindsay Buckingham and his wife Kristen arrive at the debut party for GQ's new editor-in-chief Jim Nelson at Hudson Studios September 4, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)

Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks

Fans of Fleetwood Mac understand that Buckingham and Nicks have had a long and complicated relationship in the past. The two musicians joined Fleetwood Mac on New Year’s Eve 1974 as part of a “package deal." According to Ultimate Classic Rock, they were music collaborators and lovers much before that.

But while the two talented musicians enjoyed the heights of success professionally, their personal relationship took a considerable toll.

 Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham (R) and singer Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac perform as part of the 2003 "Today" Summer Concert Series at the NBC Studios April 18, 2003 in Rockefeller Center in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Buckingham first met Nicks in high school in California in the 1960s and reportedly often crossed paths owing to their shared love for music. According to Heavy, they reunited a few years later for the band Fritz, and that's when the duo sparked a real romantic relationship while pursuing their rockstar dreams.

"I loved him before he was a millionaire,” Nicks once said of Buckingham, according to Far Out Magazine. “We were two kids out of Menlo-Atherton High School. I loved him for all the right reasons. We did have a great relationship at first. I loved taking care of him and the house.”

Honorees Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham perform onstage during MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Fleetwood Mac at Radio City Music Hall on January 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The doting couple had already recorded an album together before joining Fleetwood Mac in 1975. However, their relationship had broken down by 1977. The breakdown of their relationship was chronicled in a series of songs written by the two, including "Silver Springs" and "Dreams" by Nicks and "Go Your Own Way" and "Second Hand News" by Buckingham.

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