What Stevie Nicks Learned From Her Relationship With Mick Fleetwood

Musical icon Stevie Nicks has a lot of fond memories to look back on and continues to pave new ones to enjoy. Her life has been one of fame, adventure, and exhilaration as her talents soared to the top of music charts and inspired millions (via Billboard)

Nicks is no stranger to the details of fame. Between the constant photographs, autographs, and outlandish rumors, the idea that Nicks would be able to live a normal life seems preposterous. However, even with the one-in-a-million life she's led, there are still plenty of lessons to be learned.

At times, life on the road is hard to imagine for those who have never lived that sort of life, and the events that occur can be difficult to understand. For Nicks, life on the road led her to a multitude of different experiences. At one point, while still a part of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks had a complicated relationship with her bandmate Mick Fleetwood that would leave her with both regret and hard lessons learned, according to "Oprah's Master Class" (posted on YouTube).

Stevie Nicks learned not to come in the middle of a marriage

While touring with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks had an affair with fellow band member Mick Fleetwood. At the time, Fleetwood was still married. His love affair with Nicks carried on for quite a while. "Never shoulda happened," she said, according to Vulture.

Nicks expressed her regrets and complicated feelings regarding her relationship with Fleetwood when she sat down for "Oprah's Master Class" (posted on YouTube). The affair, she says, "caused a lot of pain for everybody," and while she and Fleetwood still care deeply for one another, Nicks remembers the negative side of the affair all too well.

In the Vulture report, Nicks reflects on the personal lesson she learned from that time "...If there's anything I learned from that relationship, it was, 'Don't go after other women's husbands,' because it never works out," she said. "You are never gonna be the woman if you break up a marriage. You're just the home-wrecker." Of course, in a band as on top of the world as Fleetwood Mac, there's sure to be countless tales and long days and nights, and Nicks didn't take any of them or their lessons for granted.