Many years ago, Steve Nicks made a pact with herself that she’d never let marriage or children get in the way of her true calling: music. So for the Fleetwood Mac star, being single at age 70 is no problem. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Stevie candidly opened up about why falling in love and having a family has never been a priority for her.
“I’m not in a relationship and haven’t been in one for a long time, because I have chosen to follow my musical muse all over the world,” the “Landslide” singer told the outlet. “When I was 20, 30, 40, I always had a boyfriend — always. But I have decided I’m just going to be free and follow my muse and do whatever I want because I’m 70 years old and I can.” You tell ’em, girl!
Stevie even said that the way people date nowadays frankly doesn’t interest her. “I don’t like what the Internet has done to people and I don’t like the fact that it’s nailed romance to the wall,” she explained. “I think it’s hard for people to find love these days.”
Stevie admitted that not only does technology create a hurdle in the dating world but it also affects her professional career. “That makes me sad as a songwriter because I want to write about love,” the Phoenix native said. So when she needs inspiration for love songs, Stevie said she often goes to her close friends. “People who call me up and say, ‘Oh my God, I met this gorgeous man and I totally fell in love with him,’ and I’m like, ‘Tell me more!’
However, Stevie said those conversations are “not happening near as much” as they used to and that’s exactly why she believes technology is to blame for modern dating struggles. “Girls, don’t take it personally. It’s not you — it’s the Internet,” the “Dreams” singer said. “There has to be romance before there can be love and it’s very hard to find romance in this hardcore high-tech world.”
Despite her views on dating today, Stevie was actually married once years ago but she’s since explained that the union wasn’t based on love. After the star’s best friend Robin Anderson passed away following a battle with leukemia, Stevie tied the knot with Robin’s widower, Kim Anderson, in 1983 to help him raise the couple’s young son, Matthew. “I wanted that baby. I convinced Kim, and three months after Robin died, we got married,” the Fleetwood Mac songstress once explained in a previous interview of her marriage.
Ultimately, things didn’t work out between Stevie and Kim and the two divorced just three months later. “It just blew up in our faces. It was so the wrong thing. To take Matthew and [Robin’s] husband was so beyond insane,” she added. Life is about living and learning!