Lindsey Buckingham and Kristen Messner are quitting. The former singer and guitarist of Fleetwood Mac, who has been the wife of more than twenty years for more than twenty years, filed for divorce on June 2 in Los Angeles, ET can confirm.
The couple married in 2000. Buckingham, 71, and Messner, 50, share three children, William, 22, Leelee, 21, and Stella, 17.
In a 2011 interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, Buckingham discussed how he waited “long” to meet Messner.
“I had a lot of crazy girlfriends, and a lot of them were just a result of the lifestyle we all led,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of friends who were parents and spouses — over the decades — who weren’t really there and kind of screwed up their kids, and weren’t there for their family situations. So I waited and I was lucky enough to have someone relatively late.” to meet in life.
Buckingham’s divorce news followed the announcement from his upcoming solo album, due out September 17. The musician plans to embark on a solo tour this fall and winter to promote the self-titled album.