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Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham splits with wife of 21 YEARS Kristen Messner


Go Their Own Way! Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham splits with wife of 21 YEARS Kristen Messner… after she files to dissolve their marriage

  • Fleetwood Mac singer Lindsey Buckingham has split from his wife of 21 years, Kristen Messner 
  • Messner filed documents to dissolve her marriage with the singer-songwriter, 71, in Los Angeles County, TMZ reports
  • The couple married in 2000 and share three children together: daughters Leelee, 21, Stella, 17, and son William, 22
  • The pair met when Kristen photographed him in the late 90s for the cover of his solo album 

Fleetwood Mac singer Lindsey Buckingham has separated from his wife of 21 years, Kristen Messner.  

Messner filed documents recently to dissolve her marriage with the singer-songwriter, 71, in Los Angeles County, according to TMZ.

The couple married in 2000 and share daughters Leelee, 21, Stella, 17, and son William, 22.

Go Their Own Way! Fleetwood Mac singer Lindsey Buckingham and his wife of 21 years Kristen Messner are splitting up

Go Their Own Way! Fleetwood Mac singer Lindsey Buckingham and his wife of 21 years Kristen Messner are splitting up

The couple met when Kristen photographed him in the late 90s for the cover of his solo album, according to TMZ. 

Buckingham, who was 51 when he tied the knot with Messner, says he was ‘lucky’ to find someone a little later in life after waiting to settle down. 

‘I had a lot of crazy girlfriends, and a lot of that was just an outgrowth of the lifestyle we were all leading,’ he previously told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

‘I did see a lot of friends who were parents and spouses — back in previous decades — who weren’t really there and kind of screwed up their kids and were not there for their family situations. So I waited and I was lucky enough to meet someone relatively late… it’s worked out really well. I got all that other garbage out of the way.’

Music icons: Lindsey was a member of the legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac

Music icons: Lindsey was a member of the legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac 

Buckingham was a member of the legendary rock group Fleetwood Mac for years, but in 2018 was ousted from the pop culture icons. He later filed a lawsuit alleging breach of fiduciary duty and breach of oral contract, but they later settled the lawsuit.

However, in a 2021 interview Mick Fleetwood said he and Lindsey have reconciled.

Fleetwood told Rolling Stone: ‘I’ve really enjoyed being re-connected with Lindsey, which has been gracious and open. And both of us have been beautifully honest about who we are and how we got to where we were.’

Despite previously ruling out a reunion with Lindsey Mick has admitted he would love to see him play with the band again for a reunion tour, but admitted it’s a ‘far-reaching’ ambition.

Love at last: Lindsey, who was 51 when he tied the knot with Kristen, previously said he had 'waited' to settle down with a wife

Love at last: Lindsey, who was 51 when he tied the knot with Kristen, previously said he had ‘waited’ to settle down with a wife

He said: ‘Strange things can happen. I look at Fleetwood Mac as a huge family. Everyone plays an important role in our history, even someone like [early ’70s] guitarist Bob Welch, who was huge and sometimes gets forgotten.

‘Lindsey’s position in Fleetwood Mac will, for obvious reasons, never been forgotten, as it should never be forgotten.’

He continued: ‘My vision of things happening in the future is really far-reaching. Would I love to think that [reunion] could happen? Yeah. I’d love to think that all of us could be healed, and also respect the people who are in the band, Neil Finn and Michael Campbell.’ 

Happier times: Buckingham with Kristen at the 2012 American Country Awards

Happier times: Buckingham with Kristen at the 2012 American Country Awards 



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