Lindsey Buckingham has claimed that Stevie Nicks is still in love with him.
The 71-year-old guitarist has previously suggested he was fired from Fleetwood Mac in 2018 after Nicks, 73, issued an ultimatum to the rest of the band when he asked to postpone an upcoming tour to promote his solo music – allegations which she has always denied.
And now he’s convinced she never really got over him after their relationship came to an end as they promoted their 1976 album Rumors after four years of dating.
He thinks she still likes him: Lindsey Buckingham has claimed that Stevie Nicks is still in love with him. He can be seen in 2018 on the left, and she in 2019, on the right
Best album: Buckingham told The Times newspaper, “There were a number of years when I wasn’t over her. It’s possible she’s never been all over me either. “The way we had to get through rumors is part of the legacy and the heroism of the whole thing,” he said.
Buckingham told The Times newspaper: ‘There were a number of years when I wasn’t over her. It’s possible she’s never been all over me either.
“The way we got through rumors is part of the legacy and the heroism of the whole thing,” he said.
Rumors was recorded in Sausalito, California in 1976 and became one of the best-selling albums of all time.
“We didn’t have time to heal or move on in the traditional sense. I think – and she was the one who left me then – that we both had to compartmentalize our feelings.’
As they were: Fleetwood Mac bandmates Stevie (left) and Lindsey as they posed as boyfriend and girlfriend for an album cover in 1970
The Friends: (From L) Mike Campbell, John McVie, Nicks, Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac pose in the press room during the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction
He added: “That’s not a healthy thing to do, because those little compartments can stay closed for years until things seep out if you don’t realize it.
‘I met the love of my life late and that gave me a completely different view of the world. Stevie had no children. She has moved in a different direction and has given more importance to her professional life,” he said.
‘How that has gone over the past three, four, five years. . . It’s hard for me to know what her mentality is to me, but I know what mine is to her because I’ve been married for 21 years and I have three kids and it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Better Days: LR: Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie in 1975
She said he doesn’t remember it all: Nicks recently denied firing Buckingham, claiming his version of events wasn’t true. She said: ‘His version of events is factually inaccurate and while I’ve never spoken about it publicly, it certainly feels the time has come to shine a light on the truth’
Nicks recently denied getting Buckingham fired, claiming his version of events was untrue.
She said: “His version of events is factually inaccurate and while I’ve never spoken publicly about the matter, it certainly feels the time has come to shine a light on the truth.” To be clear, I did not have him fired, I did not ask to be fired, I did not demand that he be fired.
“Honestly, I fired myself. I proactively removed myself from the band and a situation I considered toxic to my well-being. I was ready.;
She added: “If the band goes on without me, so be it. And after many lengthy group discussions, Fleetwood Mac, a band whose legacy is rooted in evolution and change, found a new way forward with two hugely talented new members.”
His wife: He is married to Kristen Messner and they are working on their relationship after she filed for divorce; at the 2012 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in 2012
Also this week, Buckingham said he is “working” on his marriage to Kristen Messner, three months after she filed for divorce from the Fleetwood Mac rocker.
“Long-term relationships can be challenging, and they have their ups and downs,” Buckingham told People on Wednesday. “You have to take that ride and be willing to take it.”
The veteran rocker said he thinks “a lot of relationships have been somewhat tested by the lockdown” and that “over the past year Kristen felt like she needed some time to herself, and I fully supported that.”