Just three months after his wife, Kristen Messner, filed for divorce former Fleetwood Mac rocker, Lindsey Buckingham, has gone public stating that he is “working on” his marriage.
“Relationships in the long term can be challenging, and they have their ups and downs,” Lindsey Buckingham said of his marriage. “You’ve got to take that ride and be willing to take it.”
The longtime musician added that he believes his, and many other, relationships were tested over the recent COVID-19 related lockdowns.
“A lot of relationships were somewhat tested by the lockdown,” the seventy-one-year-old singer says.
“Over the last year Kristen felt she needed some time to herself,” Buckingham continued. “And I have been completely supportive of that.”
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Lindsey Buckingham added that before Messner filed for divorce, he wasn’t aware that some couples actually reconcile before the filing is official.
“Before this all went down, I was not aware that many people file for divorce and then choose not to follow through,” the former Fleetwood Mac rocker said.
“Kristen and I agree that is the best course to follow,” the singer continued. “Focusing instead on working on our relationship.”
Lindsey Buckingham and Kristen Messner met in the 1990s; when Messner worked as a photographer with the iconic musician for one of his solo albums.
Together, Buckingham and Messner have three children; twenty-three-year-old William, twenty-one-year-old LeeLee, and seventeen-year-old Stella.
According to recent reports from TMZ, it was Messner who filed for the divorce. Messner officially filed for the divorce in June.
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The musician adds that he believes that taking care of a long-term relationship takes a lot of focus and concentration.
“I think part of having a long-term relationship is accepting that you’re never going to really know everything about another person,” Lindsey Buckingham said.
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“You’ve got to concentrate on the things that bring you together and that define you as a single entity,” he continued of his efforts to make his marriage work. “And try to let go of some of the other things.”
Lindsey Buckingham added that, over the course of their relationship, he and Messner have dealt with other issues.
“We came out the other end with some stuff to sort out,” the musician said. “I think that did make the material speak a little louder and more specifically.”
Buckingham was fired as a member of the legendary band, Fleetwood Mac in 2018; and is set to release a self-titled solo album later this month.
Buckingham recorded a new album two years ago ahead of the pandemic. The release will include multiple romantic tracks; each of which the singer admits he now views differently as he is facing his own relationship issues.