Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and wife Kristen Messner ‘SPLIT’ after 21 years

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Kristen Messner has reportedly filed for divorce from husband Lindsey Buckingham, 71, after the pair tied the knot back in 2000. The couple are parents to three children, Leelee, 21, Stella, 17, and son William, 22.

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

They met when she photographed him for one of his solo albums and Lindsey previously revealed he waited “a long time” for Kristen after dating a lot of “crazy” girlfriends.

He revealed: “I had a lot of crazy girlfriends, and a lot of that was just an outgrowth of the lifestyle we were all leading.

“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.

“So it’s worked out really well. I got all that other garbage out of the way.”

The star also famously dated his Fleetwood Mac bandmate Stevie Nicks and the pair wrote some of their most famous songs following their split, including Go Your Own Way.

Lindsey left the band in 1987 before rejoining the band in 1997, but left again in 2018 amid reported disagreements over a forthcoming tour.

Speaking of his split from the band, Kristen told Rolling Stone in 2018 the situation made her “sad”.

“I was thinking, ‘How did they get here?’” she said.

The Buckinghams considered the band, which consisted of members Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey’s ex Stevie, and Christine and John McVie, family, and their children even called the musicians their aunts and uncles.

While Mick admitted the “acrimonious” exit of Lindsey could have spelled the end of the band for good.

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He told The Sun: “Lindsey’s departure was traumatic and a major change for the band, but we decided we wanted to carry on. 

“We made the decision together. Of course, we could have just stopped and it probably would have been an easy point to stop, but we definitely didn’t want to.

“Lindsay left fairly acrimoniously and we weren’t getting on well anymore, and yes, it is a happier ship to be on. 

“We have two new people in the band who have been hugely accepted and welcomed, but in many ways, it does amaze me that we are still here all these years later, after all of the ups and downs.”

The musician also addressed Lindsey and lead singer Stevie’s complex relationship while talking to Rolling Stone. 

Mick shared: “I can’t speak for the dynamic with Stevie and him. I don’t even need to protect it. 

“It’s so known that they’re chalk and cheese in so many ways, and yet not.”

In October, Stevie revealed she had sent a letter to Lindsey after he underwent open-heart surgery in February 2019.

Express.co.uk has contacted a spokesperson for  Lindsey Buckingham asking for comment.

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