It can be tough for anyone to find their ideal partner, and it can be even more of a challenge for celebrities. Therefore, many famous individuals have decided to commit to waiting until marriage before engaging in a romantic relationship. Some of these people have openly talked about their decision to remain pure until marriage, while others have recently revealed the truth. This article will explore some of the most unexpected celebrities who chose to wait until marriage and determine who was successful in achieving their goal.
Julianne Hough, one of the judges of Dancing With the Stars, revealed a lot about her relationship with her current spouse, Brooks Laich. According to her, they had a unique way of being intimate with each other.
Nevertheless, she stated that they refrained from physical intimacy because Hough believed in waiting until they tied the knot. During an interview, she clarified, “I am not advocating for any consequences, but I believe that when you choose to say no, it will inevitably lead to a better outcome in the future.”
During the early stages of her career, Mariah Carey kept her intimate relationships private since she tied the knot with her first spouse, Tommy Mottola, in 1993. Nevertheless, she disclosed that she and Nick Cannon decided to wait until marriage before participating in the most intimate activity, many years after their separation.
In 2008, Carey clarified that although she had been previously married, their decision to wait until after marriage for physical intimacy was based on their faith and she believed it would make it even more meaningful.
Kevin, who is the oldest of the Jonas Brothers, gained attention for publicly displaying his promise ring during the peak of his popularity. He expressed that his ring symbolizes a commitment he has made to both himself and God to maintain purity until marriage.
By marrying his wife Danielle Deleasa at the age of 22 in 2009, Kevin made it less challenging to honor his commitment. Although he fulfilled his promise, he didn’t have to wait too long as they now have two kids together.
In the early 2000s, Jessica Simpson built her career around her image as a clean-cut pop star. Unlike her peers, she opted for more conservative attire and musical style, omitting any theatrical elements. Additionally, Simpson openly shared her choice to abstain from sexual activities until marriage.
She stated before tying the knot with Nick Lachey that she believed waiting for the perfect partner could be a positive thing. However, after her initial marriage ended, Simpson chose to forgo waiting altogether.
Jordin Sparks, the winner of American Idol, openly embraced the religious principles she grew up with and even acknowledged wearing a purity ring.
During an interview, Sparks expressed her desire to give her entire self to the right man on the perfect night, rather than giving away pieces of her soul to multiple men. She mentioned that the right night for this kind of commitment would be her wedding night. Although it is unknown whether or not her thoughts on this matter changed before she got married, she is now happily married with a child.
Ali Landry remained tight-lipped about her brief union with Mario Lopez, but it was apparent that it influenced her thoughts on love and physical relationships prior to tying the knot.
Landry chose to go back to a state of innocence prior to getting hitched to Alejandro Monteverde in 2006. She was being cautious and did not wish to make any mistakes in her relationship with him, as she told Wendy Williams. As a result, Landry postponed her wedding until after her second one.
Hilary Duff’s wholesome reputation was not fake. Since she successfully navigated the switch from being a child celebrity to an adult one without any controversies, it’s no wonder she strongly advocated for celibacy until marriage.
Given that she had dated much older men during her teenage years, her choice probably carried a greater significance. However, she refrained from rushing into anything and eventually wed Mike Comrie in 2010. Although Duff has now given birth to her second child, she has not remarried.
Throughout his brief athletic career, Tim Tebow has consistently garnered attention for his staunch devotion to his Christian faith. He places great importance on maintaining his personal purity until he ties the knot.
The 31-year-old athlete has not yet gotten married, but it appears that he is still waiting for the right time. However, after announcing his engagement to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, it appears that he may finally be getting closer to fulfilling his promise.
Upon her victory in American Idol, Carrie Underwood expressed her dedication to her faith and affirmed that she would remain committed to waiting until marriage before engaging in any intimate relationships, regardless of her growing fame.
After committing to purity, she came across her present husband, Mike Fisher, within a year. They continued to date for three years and eventually got married in 2010. At present, they have two kids.
Sarah Drew gained popularity starring in the WB series Everwood during the early 2000s. Despite being already married when she became famous for her role in Grey’s Anatomy, she disclosed a similarity with her character, as both of them waited until marriage to engage in a sexual relationship with a partner.
According to her, she chose to wait until marriage, which helped her comprehend April’s reasons. The authors believed that narrating such a unique and fascinating story would be a great idea.
Even though Tina Fey may not have deliberately abstained from sex until marriage, she did share that she did not have any dating or romantic involvement until she encountered her now-spouse at the age of 24.
It is likely that Fey did not wait until her wedding ceremony to become physically intimate with her partner, considering they were in a relationship for over seven years beforehand. Nevertheless, she noted that her decision to wait until she was 24 years old was not influenced by her upbringing in the Greek Orthodox religion but rather her desire to feel confident in her appearance.
Famous people are frequently recognized for their rapid and intense love affairs, a substantial number of which come to an end within two years or so, yet can produce children. Nevertheless, there are a few famous individuals who have vowed to save themselves for marriage, and one such instance is Adriana Lima.
The Brazilian model was honest about her decision to wait for the right person before becoming physically intimate. She believed that she had found that person when she tied the knot with Marko Jaric in 2009. Sadly, the couple separated in 2016 after Lima had given birth to their two children.
Ciara And Russell Wilson
Ciara’s revelation of her relationship with football star Russell Wilson left fans surprised as the couple also made a public commitment to abstain from sex.
The celebrity singer stated, “In my opinion, developing a friendship can establish a solid basis for a romantic relationship. When two individuals are ‘equally yoked’ and share common values and perspectives on life, it creates a common understanding.”
Lisa Kudrow, known for her role in Friends, kept it a secret from most of her fans that she chose to wait until she married her long-time partner, Michael Stern, before being physically intimate. Kudrow clarified that this choice wasn’t driven by any religious belief.
In a recent interview, she explained that her reason for waiting was not the same as expected. She disclosed that she is saving herself because she wants to be deserving of the type of man she envisions.
Lolo Jones, the Olympic track star, shared that although it has been challenging, she is devoted to remaining chaste until she finds the ideal partner to wed. As she is now 36 years old, this objective is becoming progressively more arduous.
Nevertheless, as per Jones’ statement, informing the unmarried individuals that restraining from any sexual activity until marriage has been the most challenging experience of his life. It was more challenging than his preparation for the Olympics and completing his college degree.
Although Colton Dixon has established himself as a prominent figure in Christian music, his unwavering belief in his faith influenced his decision to abstain from physical intimacy with a partner until after marriage.
Dixon went beyond the norm by stating during an interview that he and his wife refrained from sharing a bed prior to their honeymoon. It is also noteworthy that they had never stayed in the same hotel room before, possibly as a means to avoid any temptations.
Tamera Mowry had chosen to abstain from sexual activities before getting married to Adam Housley in 2011. Mowry shared that she had been involved in a physical relationship once when she was young, but felt uneasy about it.
As a result, she opted to refrain from any intimate relationships until after exchanging vows. Her decision was largely influenced by her religious beliefs which she often relied on during difficult periods prior to getting married.
Bethany Hamilton gained notoriety for an unusual reason – surviving a brutal shark attack that resulted in the loss of her right arm at the age of 13, which made national headlines.
In her book “Body and Soul”, Hamilton shared her views on intimacy. She stated that her upbringing with parents who remained together blessed her with an ideal perception of a husband and wife- someone who would love and stand by her until her last breath. She also mentioned that she had only ever kissed her spouse.
Andy Grammer openly talks about his wife Aijia and during a conversation on The Talk, he revealed that he waited until after marrying Aijia to do something important.
Even though he was successful in avoiding physical intimacy with other people, he admitted to using a different method, that he too finds concerning. It is uncertain whether Grammar’s decision was motivated by religious beliefs, however, recent studies show that his peers also experience similar struggles.
Evan Spiegel And Miranda Kerr
Despite Miranda Kerr’s previous marriage to Orlando Bloom, she chose to honour Evan Spiegel’s wishes and abstain from physical intimacy until they were wed, when they began their relationship.
Although Spiegel, who is the founder and CEO of Snap Inc, is seen as a technological prodigy, he hasn’t ditched his religious beliefs despite his financial success. He was in a relationship with the model for two years before they got married, and since then they have been very busy.
Despite portraying a character in the entertainment industry that involves intimate scenes, Yvonne Orji’s personal choice to wait until marriage remains unaffected by her on-screen role.
She shared with People the process of her thinking, explaining that before fame came her way, she took the time to sit down with both herself and God to figure out how she would represent Him when she eventually became famous. She acknowledged that her purpose is to make God proud.
Shields may not have any strong religious convictions, but in her younger years, she was determined to wait to find that special person. She may have been one of the most beautiful women on Earth, but as a young adult, even Shields didn’t feel comfortable with her looks.
Though Shields thought she would wait, she ultimately got intimate with a longtime boyfriend she thought she would marry, but ultimately, she and Dean Cain never made it down the aisle.
When Sean Lowe joined the cast of the Bachelor, most of the attention focused on him had to do with the fact that he had decided he would hold off on physical intimacy until after he was married.
However, for Lowe, it was a recommitment to celibacy that he had felt guilty about breaking. “At the age of 24 I finally became a man. I said, ‘Okay, Jesus, let’s do it again.’” which helped him decide to stay celibate until he marries his girlfriend.
Gomez was already in the public eye when she first decided to commit herself until purity. In fact, she made a show of asking her father for a promise ring at 13, which many of her young fans found admirable.
However, once she began her on-again-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, Selena ditched the ring, causing an outrage among her fans. She told The Sunday Times, “I got it was I was 13 and I respect so much what it represented, but it isn’t for everyone.”
For some child stars, waiting until marriage proved to be a decision that showed they were maturing gracefully in the public eye. For Gary Coleman, however, it left him over 40 without ever being intimate with a woman.
When he married Shannon Price in 2007, who was 20 years his junior, Coleman was finally able to break his celibacy, but not without some controversy. However, it was Price who was said to have pursued her late husband, despite not knowing what he was famous for.
The music of the ’70s wouldn’t have been as memorable if it hadn’t been for a few key bands. Bands like Heart, Kansas, and Fleetwood Mac made the rock and roll of that decade last for decades to come. When it comes to Fleetwood Mac, the band was composed of very talented musicians, but the one that truly cemented the icon status of this band was the unique sound of Stevie Nicks. This rock and roll legend has had quite a career. From her humble beginnings to finding love and fame with Fleetwood Mac to a solo career, there are many memorable moments. Let us take a walk down memory lane and look at these vintage photos of Stevie Nicks through the years.
The Song Remembers
Stevie Nicks has written her music from the heart and from everyday inspirations. That’s part of the reason why, if you asked someone where they were when they first heard “Rhiannon” or “Landslide,” they would be able to tell you exactly where they were.
Her unique outlook on life and love translates not only to her music but also to her relationships. This, in turn, has given her even more material to use to craft iconic imagery and music that has defined many people’s lives for decades.
In the Beginning…
On May 26th, 1948, Stephanie Lynn Nicks was born in Phoenix. Young Stephanie was very close to her grandfather, who taught her how to sing and play the pedal steel. AJ, Stevie’s granddad, wanted to be a country singer, so the duo would spend a lot of time singing together.
Stevie loved the steel pedal, but as time passed, she began to focus more on the vocals. This was a good move, as she crafted a unique style and a voice that is instantaneously recognizable. She did end up buying her own steel pedal when she was a teenager, though.
Though she was close to her grandpa, she was also pretty close to her dad, Jess Nicks. He worked in the food industry, and his position let the family live in and travel to many different cities across the US. This constant moving, according to Nicks and her mom, only served to make the family closer.
All the moving and Stevie’s dad’s job helped cultivate in young Stevie a love for food and the culture that comes with it. You can say she was kind of an original foodie before that was even a word or concept.
Creativity Runs in the Family
She is the oldest of two siblings. Chris Nicks is Stevie’s younger brother, and he is a creative individual, as well. His passion was to design, and he would go on to help design merchandise for her.
He grew up with her and knew that she had a certain spirit, and wanted to translate that into her clothes and her merchandise. Therefore, he used his sister as inspiration for his pieces and ultimately delivered some of the most stunning products that fans have collected over the years.
It’s All About the First
The very first song that Stevie wrote was about lessons learned from love. The song was titled “I’ve Loved and I’ve Lost and I’m Sad but Not Blue.” This song talks about the way that lessons are often only learned in retrospect.
That is after the intense emotions have subsided. The song has one of the most iconic lines Stevie’s ever written — “crystalline knowledge of you.” Stevie has said that this lyric talks about what she learned from her past love, no matter what the lesson was.
Stevie started joining bands in high school. While living in Arcadia, California, the young musician played with a band called Changing Times. This band really dug into the folk-rock scene. When Stevie was a senior in high school, though, she and her family moved to Atherton, California.
There, she would meet a young guitarist at a church function, and this young man — Lindsey Buckingham — would set her life on course for some big things in both her personal life and her career. To think it all started with a little harmonizing to “California’ Dreamin!”
Time To Get a Little Psychedelic
In the late ’60s, both Nicks and Buckingham found themselves in a new band called The Fritz. This group was all into the new style of rock known as psychedelic. This genre focused on unique sounds that could enhance mental and emotional explorations via certain substances.
The duo did well with the band, who happened to be pretty good, and stayed together for several years while making quite the name for themselves. Despite the genre, the music itself was very insightful and experimental. It must have been something considering the amazing opportunities they ended up getting.
The Fritz, as we have said, had a pretty good run, even finding themselves opening for names like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. For the rest of the ’60s and into the ’70s, the band delivered their progressive sound to thousands of people.
Of course, this music genre wouldn’t be the last stop for Nicks as eventually, she and Lindsey would move on. That specific genre would dissipate and meld into other genres, essentially disappearing over time. However, it left the world with some classic jams and iconic performers.
College & Breakups
While Stevie was making a name for herself with the band, she also found love with Lindsey and began attending San Jose College. She eventually dropped out to focus more on her musical career, though. Unfortunately, her time with The Fritz would end in 1972 when the band parted ways.
During this time, Stevie started writing a lot, using her own quiet reflections and life lessons to craft some amazing lyrics. She preferred to do her creative endeavors away from crowds, but sometimes she found her way down on the Venice boardwalk.
Once the band had broken up, Stevie and Lindsey moved on and began working as a duo. The two soon got some attention and ended up with a record deal. In 1973, “Buckingham Nicks” was released. It didn’t get much love, though.
This lost the two their contract and meant that they had to get day jobs to pay the bills. Stevie began working as a waitress, as well as a house cleaner. While doing this, she realized just how important her music was to her, and it pushed her to work even harder.
Going Their Own Way… Sorta
After the failure of her and Lindsey’s album, Lindsey continued working as a guitarist and eventually ended up with a gig touring with the Everly Brothers. Stevie didn’t want to tour, so she stayed home, which was now in Aspen, Colorado.
While surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains and lush greenery, Stevie was very inspired. In fact, it was here that she wrote one of her seminal songs, “Landslide.” The snowy atmosphere was unusual for Nicks, as she had never lived someplace with a climate this cold. Thus, her imagination was sparked.
At this time, Fleetwood Mac was working on trying to get their lineup solidified and looking for the right studio. Eventually, they found their way to a studio in LA. To ensure that the studio was the right fit and had a good sound, Mick Fleetwood played a track from Stevie and Lindsey’s album.
The minute the song started to play, he heard Stevie and knew she would be a perfect fit for the band and its sound. All they had to do now was meet the singer and see if she would be interested in joining up with them.
The Other Guy Isn’t So Bad Either
As Mick listened to the track, not only did he like Stevie’s sound but he also thought the guitar player was pretty good. He decided that both would be an excellent addition to his band. Mick then reached out through friends and made the offer to Lindsey.
Of course, Lindsey was invited but would only say yes if Stevie was included in the deal. This was fine with Mick, as he had already decided he wanted the vocalist, as well. The rest, as they say, is history.
New & Improved
In 1975, after months in the studio, Stevie and the band were ready to release their first album. Thanks to the talents of everyone and the band’s new unique vocalist, this album ended up being quite successful.
It would hit the billboard charts and stay there (in the top 200) for almost a year after the initial release. The band had found the magic equation for success and would ride this for years — or decades — to come.
Greatest Song of All Time?
If you ask Stevie, the album’s success was due to the hard push of touring that the band did after the album’s release. However, others would say it was the songs including the classic “Rhiannon.” The song was written by Stevie and had an instant appeal to many.
This song has found its way through the decades and is one of the most recognizable songs out there. The moniker of “one of the greatest of all time” definitely seems fitting. That’s why it wasn’t a surprise when the song was voted by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 best songs of all time.
Stevie has always felt that the voice is important, but so is the image. Understanding this, she wanted to create a very personalized look. When Fleetwood Mac and her career began to take off, she partnered with Marg Kent, a fashion designer, to craft her own style.
She had always liked the gypsy style and wanted this to be the foundation of her look. With a haircut, a few lacy shawls, and some long skirts, the bohemian look was born. Some even say that we should all thank Stevie for the boho-chic and Venice beach vibe!
It’s All in the Details
From her performance to her look, everything Stevie does is carefully planned out. That goes for her footwear, as well. The iconic high-heeled boots she is so known for were also a deliberate choice. Stevie knew she was a great deal shorter than everyone else, so to prevent things from looking off, she chose to go with a little bit of a height equalizer.
All of these steps, along with the production value of the shows that she and Fleetwood Mac put on, were amazing. In fact, Stevie has been quoted as saying that she thinks this is part of the success of both her solo career, as well as Fleetwood Mac’s popularity.
Not long after the first album was released, the band began to feel some tension, which caused a bit of upheaval. Most of these were creative differences, but there was also the question of who should be the bandleader. Some felt it should be Lindsey and Stevie.
This tension, though, didn’t break the band up. On the contrary, many feel that Stevie’s lyrics got better due to all of the tension, and this made all the difference in the success of the band. After all, what’s better for an artist than turmoil?
It’s All Just Rumours
Wading through all the issues, the band was able to release their next album, Rumours. This album was released in 1977, and much like the first one, it took off. It ended up on the charts at the #1 spot for more than three months. It also earned the band their first Grammy.
Having tasted a certain level of success, Stevie and the band decided it was time to take their music on the road and do an international tour. Thanks to the showmanship of Stevie and the band’s exceptional music, the group soon found success on a global stage.
Solo Career Calling
As the band began to work on their third studio album in 1978, Stevie noticed that her stack of songs was way too large to fit on one album. This thought made her think of maybe stepping out and doing a solo project.
This would allow her to stretch her creative legs and relieve some of the tension among the band. The good thing for Stevie was that, when she did release her solo album, her loyal Fleetwood fans jumped over with her.
Do It Yourself
Once she decided that she wanted to do a solo album, she partnered with a few friends and founded a record label. Modern Records then began releasing Stevie’s own music, starting with the 1981 album Bella Donna. Now, all that was left was to see if it was going to do well.
Stevie’s first solo foray was a smashing success. The album made its way to the Billboard Charts and opened up Stevie for plenty more opportunities. With this part of her career, she could do what she wanted without any scrutiny.
Topping the Charts & Movie Soundtracks
The album would cement Stevie as a future rock-n-roll Hall of Famer. The album had hits like “Edge of Seventeen,” as well as some collaborations with rock idols such as Tom Petty. This album earned Stevie the name “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll.”
Many of Stevie’s songs have also been used in films, and she has even penned a few songs specifically for movies, as well. Her memorable imagery and vocals have allowed her songs to span decades and creative mediums, too! She is truly a legendary talent!
I Can Do Both
Once Stevie saw that she could be both a solo artist and stick with Fleetwood Mac, that is what she did. For the next two decades, the talented songstress continued releasing her own albums, as well as several with the band.
With all this work and touring, Stevie insisted on making sure her people were well fed and taken care of. Like many stars, she needed certain things to be available at the venue. Things like ingredients for drinks and snacks were all there whenever Stevie’s people needed something.
Perils Of Fame
The success was constant, and the on-the-go lifestyle eventually caught up to Stevie. For years, she had been struggling with health concerns and other demons. In 1993, she had had enough and took control of her life. That means getting rid of those demons!
Through a lot of hard work, Stevie found her way to a much healthier life. In order to get to that place, Stevie attributes the success of her battle with the addition of yoga and deep meditation. She is also very open and honest about the problems she had and what causes them.
Getting the Band Back Together
In 1997, after years on pause, Stevie rejoined her Fleetwood Mac family and picked up right where they had left off. The tour that came from this earned quite a bit of money, but that wasn’t the only thing to celebrate that year.
That same year, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The recipe of heartfelt lyrics and Stevie’s gypsy-style performances seemed to still have all the same magic it had always had.
After the band got back together Stevie began to release big albums with them and her own at the same time again. They even still toured most of the time with the classic line up. The only time this wasn’t the case was in 2018 when Stevie toured with the gang sans Lindsey.
While doing these tours, the band began to work with Yamaha. They created a product line and began using Yamaha products on all their stages. That’s not too bad for a group of classic rockers! Then again, who wouldn’t want to work with Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac?
She Does More Than Sing
Stevie doesn’t only make music. She is also a very charitable person. One of these charities is her own foundation, which is called Stevie Nicks’ Band of Soldiers. One of the things this charity does is give wounded military personnel visits from Stevie herself, as well as donations of MP3 players.
She also is very involved with PETA, as she is a huge animal lover. Her affinity for pets is well-known. In fact, she brings some of them on tour with her. Stevie tries to support causes she really cares about, as do many artists.
Her Mother Supported Her All the Way
Barbara Nicks and her daughter, Stevie, were incredibly close. Stevie describes her mom as “a financial wizard” who took a backseat to her husband, Stevie’s father, during their marriage. She was a serious feminist, though. Her passing in 2012 was very difficult for the artist.
Stevie has shared that her mother always said to her — “You will never stand in a room full of men and feel like you can’t keep up with them. And you will never depend upon a man to support you. She drummed that into me, and I’m so glad she did.”
In a recent interview, Stevie opened up about her decades of friendship with Fleetwood Mac’s only other woman, Christine McVie. Stevie shared that although the two were polar opposites when it came to personality and style, they met in the middle and clicked instantly.
The two made a pact to protect and support each other in the incredibly male-dominated world of music. “If we ever feel like we’re being treated like that, we would just get up and walk out — and we did.”
While the release of Bella Donna was a massive critical and commercial success, it was also a difficult time in Stevie’s personal life. The day that the album reached number one on the Billboard 200, the musician was told that her best friend was diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Stevie’s friend, Robin Anderson, was pregnant at the time and managed to give birth to a baby boy before she passed from her illness. She appointed Stevie as the baby’s godmother. In an interview in 2012, she shared, “I never got to enjoy Bella Donna at all because my friend was dying. Something went out that day; something left.”
Stevie has had several serious romantic relationships over the years. Surprisingly, though, the one time she did get married, it wasn’t for romantic reasons at all. After her best friend passed, Stevie married Robin’s widower, Kim. “It was a terrible, terrible mistake,” she explained.
“We didn’t get married because we were in love, we got married because we were grieving and it was the only way that we could feel like we were doing anything.” They divorced three months later. Still, she did end up helping her stepson through college and is still in contact with him.
Stevie’s style has certainly become completely iconic. But, her choice of witchy black wasn’t always well-received. In the late ‘70s, the musician actually received threatening mail that accused her of participating in witchcraft. These accusations had quite an impact on her.
For a little while, she was so scared of these rumors that Nicks actually tried wearing light colors, like green and peach. Still, she felt so uncomfortable and frumpy that she returned to her signature black by 1983.
Struggles With Unwarranted Criticism
In the early ‘90s, Stevie experienced a few difficult side effects due to her reliance on medication that was meant to help her battle her substance abuse issues. One of those side effects that impacted her especially hard was weight gain.
The criticism over her weight during her 1994 tour disgusted her to the point that she refused to perform on a stage again before she slimmed back down. She finally returned to the stage in 1997 once she lost the extra weight.
Return to Solo Career
After a busy and difficult decade, Stevie finally released a new solo album on May 1st, 2001. Trouble in Shangri-La was a commercial and critical success. In fact, “Planets of the Universe” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
Nicks worked on the album for several years, with much of the writing being done in ‘94 and ‘95. She has acknowledged her close friend, Tom Petty, as the one who convinced her to write music again.
Restructuring Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac went through quite a few changes in their lineup through the years. After three decades with the band, Christine McVie quit the band in 2001, leaving Stevie as the only woman in the group for the first time.
The album that followed, Say You Will, and the accompanying tour had mixed reviews — which Stevie blamed on disputes with Lindsey Buckingham. In 2018, the band fired Lindsey after reported disagreements with Stevie and Mick. He was replaced by Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.
It seems like a rising tide really does lift all boats. Stevie Nicks has been acknowledged by countless artists as an inspiration. Some of those went on to do covers of her songs that helped them find success too. The Dixie Chicks’ cover of “Landslide” earned them a top-10 hit.
Destiny’s Child sampled “Edge of Seventeen” in their 2001 single “Bootylicious” (and Stevie even appeared in its music video). In 2010, Taylor Swift performed at the Grammys with Nicks, telling the crowd that “it’s a fairy tale and an honor to share the stage with Stevie Nicks.”
Stevie has been vocal about her choice not to have any children or be a mother. She chose to focus her energy on her demanding career, and follow her artistic passion to whatever end.
“My mission maybe wasn’t to be a mom and a wife,” she shared. “Maybe my particular mission was to write songs to make moms and wives feel better.” She has certainly managed to achieve this goal, according to her many fans.
While she chose to not have kids of her own, she does have a close relationship with her family. “I have lots of kids,” she has said in an interview, referring to her godchildren, niece, and extended family. “It’s much more fun to be the crazy auntie than it is to be the mom, anyway.”
“I like to tell all my fairy goddaughters and my niece that when I’m gone, they can sit on the floor and go through all these journals,” she shared as she talked of her extensive diaries. “They can walk through my life, and they can smell the gardenia perfume on the pages. They can have it in their hands, who I was.”
Hall of Famer
Fleetwood Mac’s entrance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 was a huge achievement. What some may not know, though, is that Stevie Nicks surpassed this by actually getting inducted twice!
In 2019, Stevie became the first woman to be inducted twice into the Hall of Fame, this time for her solo career. With these two great honors, her title as the “Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” has absolutely been cemented.
Stevie’s Favorite Movie
In an interview that was published in 2022, as she was talking about ways to cope with moments of anxiety and difficulty, Stevie shared that her favorite movie is surprisingly the 2016 animated film, Storks.
The movie, detailing the adventures of storks once they stop delivering babies and start delivering packages, was described by Nicks as “the sweetest movie […] It’s a cartoon, but it’s a massive movie of life and love and sadness and tragedy. That’s my answer to depression — Storks.”
Stevie Nicks’s fame is far from diminished. It seems that every generation manages to discover and fall in love with Stevie’s music, both through her solo career and her work with Fleetwood Mac.
Recently, many young people were exposed to these amazing songs through a TikTok trend, and Stevie is well aware of it! She loved the trend and even created an account to post a homage to it.
Just a Kind Person
For years, Stevie lived with her brother’s family in Arizona so she could focus on charitable endeavors. She is known to help friends and families and even exes when they need it. Stevie seems to be a very good person with a genuine soul and a loving heart.
Unlike other stars, she is even kind to her fans, stopping when she’s approached for pictures or autographs. This is even the case when she is in a hurry. She just really cares about people, especially her loyal fans.
Close to Her Extended Family
This big heart and an open mind have given Stevie a tight relationship with her extended family, as well. This includes a niece, godchildren, and several others. Stevie has even gone on record saying that she wants her personal journals to be passed on to certain extended family members when she’s no longer around.
Over the years, she has collected a very select tribe, and they all say the same thing. Stevie is one of the most generous and loving people they have known their whole lives. This is a nice thing to hear about someone who’s so idolized.
Cameos & Ministries
Over the years, Stevie has accrued other accolades, as well. She has even become an ordained minister. Reverend Nicks has married over 100 couples including a fellow woman of rock, Vanessa Carlton. How cool would it be to be married by Stevie Nicks!?
Other than that, she has also made some film and television appearances, most notably in the very popular FX series American Horror Story. On the show, she was actually featured in a couple of seasons, but the one that’s most memorable is Coven.