Eddy Quintela: What Happened To Christine McVie’s Ex-husband?

Eddy Quintela was a Musician and the former husband of English musician and singer-songwriter Christine Anne Perfect also known as Christine McVie. Eddy’s ex-wife Christine is best known as the keyboardist and one of the vocalists and songwriters of the band Fleetwood Mac. She had been a member of bands including Chicken Shack and did solo projects as well. She was a two-time Grammy Awards winner.

Eddy Quintela: Bio Summary

NameEddy Quintela
Other name Eduardo Quintela De Mendonca
Famous asex-husband of Christine McVie
Born 1955
Place of birth Portugal
Died 16 October 2020
Parents N/A
Spouse Christine McVie
Children N/A

Who Was Christine McVie’s Ex-husband, Eddy Quintela?

Eddy Quintela also known as Eduardo “Eddy” Quintela or Eduardo Quintela De Mendonça was born in the year 1955, in Portugal. His father and mother’s identity and information are not available. If he has any siblings, they are not in the spotlight so their details are not known. He was a Portuguese. His educational background and qualifications have not been made public.

Eddy Quintela met and married musician Christine Anne McVie (née Perfect; 12 July 1943 – 30 November 2022). The two were married on the 18th of October 1986. They had no children together. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out between Eddy and Christine. They divorced in 2003. Christine was previously married to British bass guitarist John Graham McVie, a member of the band Fleetwood Mac.

Christine and John’s marriage lasted from August 1968 until they divorced in 1976. They had no children together but remained friends after the divorce. Christine said of her divorce: “We just reached a point where we couldn’t be in the same room together. We’d probably spent more time with one another than most couples who have lived together for twenty-five years. We had no individuality, no separation.”

Christine shared that if she had not joined the band Fleetwood Mac, she might still be married to John. “I dare say, if I hadn’t joined Fleetwood Mac, we might still be together. I just think it’s impossible to work in the band with your spouse.” Christine added, “Imagine the tension of living with someone 24 hours a day, on the road, in an already stressful situation, with the added negativity of too much alcohol.”

Speaking of not having children, Christine McVie said: “There were never any children [for me]. There was always a career in the way.” After Eddy Quintela and Christine got divorced, it is unknown if Eddy remarried or not. Eddy had no children from his marriage to Christine but it is not known if he has any children with any other woman. He kept his personal life away from the limelight.

Eddy Quintela Was A Musician And Composer

Eddy Quintela was a musician, composer, and keyboardist. He is known for his work as the co-writer of several hits of the band Fleetwood Mac including “Little Lies”. The track established their studio album, Tango In The Night, as one of their best-selling. Eddy worked alongside Christine McVie on her solo album. He was the composer of Rue McClanahan: The Cat Care Video Guide.

ALSO, READ: Julie Ann Reubens: Where Is John McVie’s Wife Now?

Eddy Quintela was also the composer of Rue McClanahan: The Dog Care Video Guide, Fleetwood Mac: Temporary One (Live), and Hilary Duff: Little Lies. He was known for Irresistible (2006), Atop the Fourth Wall (2008), and Time of Our Lives (2019). He reportedly collaborated with Adelaide Ferreira, at the time of “Baby Suicida” and Portuguese rock. His ex-wife Christine McVie is best known for her work with the band Fleetwood Mac.

Christine McVie was described as “the prime mover behind some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits”. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has released solo albums too. She is a recipient of the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. She was honored with the Trailblazer Award at the UK Americana Awards in 2021.

What Happened To Christine McVie’s Ex-husband?

Eddy Quintela died on 16 October 2020, in his 60s, in Estoril, Cascais Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal. He was cremated according to Findagrave. His ex-wife Christine McVie died on 30 November 2022, at age 79, in London, City of London, Greater London, England. She was killed by a stroke. She had been suffering from metastatic cancer of unknown primary origin. Her family confirmed the news of her death with a statement on her official Instagram handle.

The statement read: “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family. We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally. RIP Christine McVie.”

Fleetwood Mac also issued a statement about Christine’s death. According to Fleetwood Mac, there were “no words to describe our sadness” following her death. “She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her.”

ALSO, READ: Shawn Marie Love: What Happened To Dennis Wilson’s Wife?

“Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.” Christine’s bandmate Stevie Nicks said she had been her “best friend in the whole world”.

Fact Check

We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right and needs corrections, Kindly contact us!

Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at Dicytrends.com. She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email: Ruthbotch1912@gmail.com

Leave a Reply