The True Story Behind The Stevie Nicks – Mick Fleetwood Love Affair


Recently, the public were shocked to hear that soft rock band Fleetwood Mac was actually the epitome of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Both Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks have discussed their love affair from their days as rock gods.

Mick Fleetwood | Photo Credit Rolling Stone

Nicks opened up about her love for cocaine and the love affair that followed. Separately, Fleetwood also confirmed and added to the story. Despite the problems that followed, the two remained friends for years.

But, the love affair was still hot, foggy, and wild, to say the least.

The Stevie Nicks Love Affair

Stevie Nicks | Photo Credit Stevie Nicks Official

When Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, the band became more successful than ever before. But, this was also the same time there was the most controversy in the band.

The most commercially successful album Rumours (1977) happened around the time of the band’s civil war. There was constant fighting, crazy amounts of ego, and of course, cocaine and divorce.

Somehow, during the chaos, the duo found love. According to Fleetwood, this is because they had a good friendship before and after the affair. 

A Relationship Built On Passions

Fleetwood Mac | Photo Credit WROR

Ironically, when Nicks and Fleetwood got together, Mick Fleetwood was already dealing with another love affair from a different former band member. At the same time, Stevie Nicks was considering quitting music all together.

According to candid interviews, the love affair wasn’t on-and-off again. They said it was basically hot-and-heavy the entire time. Despite the passion, they were also good friends before and good friends after the affair.

Mick Fleetwood eventually told the public that it was true love, even though they decided to keep it secret. He even said it was similar to the love between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

But, as bandmates, they didn’t feel like they should share the news with anyone else, despite their feelings. But, on a more obvious note, Fleetwood was also still married to model Jenny Boyd during the love affair.

What do you think of this love affair story between Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood?