Will Lindsey Buckingham get back with Stevie Nicks? Fans ship couple after Kristen Messner files for divorce
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.
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.
"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.
Lindsey Buckingham is getting a divorce which means I live in a world where Stevie Nicke and Lindsey Buckingham are both single— Amy Rae Dadamo (@AmyRaeDadamo) June 9, 2021
2021 gave us single Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks i need a moment— schrödinger’s brat☀️ (@_chaoticleo) June 9, 2021
stevie nicks screaming “silver springs” at lindsey buckingham and never breaking eye contact. that’s it that’s the tweet.— tay (@jfctayls) June 9, 2021
God I can’t believe this. Lindsey and Kristen DIVORCED. LINDSEY IS A FREE MAN. STEVIE. LINDSEY. BUCKINGHAM NICKS. I’m not OKAY— 🖤 stevie’s nightbird 🖤 (@steviesnightbrd) June 8, 2021
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."
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.
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.”
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.