Kristen Messner: Inside The Life Of Lindsey Buckingham’s Wife

Kristen Messner

Kristen Messner is a photographer, interior designer, and the wife of American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and record producer Lindsey Buckingham. Kristen’s husband Lindsey is best known as the lead guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987 and 1997 to 2018. He was ranked 100th in Rolling Stone’s 2011 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

Kristen Messner: Bio Summary

NameKristen Messner
Age 54 years old as of 2024
Date of birth 28 February, 1970
Place of birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Famous aswife of Lindsey Buckingham
Nationality American
Spouse Lindsey Buckingham
Children Leelee Buckingham, William Buckingham, and Stella Buckingham
Parents Matthew W. Messner and Diane L. Schwartz

How Old Is Kristen Messner?

Kristen Messner was reportedly born on the 28th of February, 1970, in Los Angeles, California, United States, making her 54 years old as of 2024. She is the daughter of Matthew W. Messner and Diane L. Schwartz, according to Geneanet. She may have brothers and sisters but nothing is publicly known about them. She is an American by nationality. There isn’t a lot of information about her early life and relatives. Her educational details are unavailable.

Kristen Messner Is A Photographer And Interior Designer

Kristen Messner works as a photographer and interior designer. She has helped design several homes and her work has been admired by several people. Her work has been featured in publications such as ELLE DECOR, C Magazine, and Traditional Home. She was named to ELLE DECOR’s exclusive A-List. According to Kristen, living in Los Angeles influenced the way she decorates “by giving great attention to indoor/outdoor living spaces.”

“Also, the flow from inside to outdoors.” Kristen Messner shared that her favorite style eras are the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 70s, and the present day and that her “dream” projects would be to design a boutique hotel in New York City, a Paris apartment, or a Villa in Italy. She and her husband Lindsey Buckingham have developed homes in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. The couple have made big real estate deals.

Kristen Messner shares posts of her work on her Instagram handle. She also loves animals. She is the owner of several horses. Her husband Lindsey Buckingham was a member of the band Fleetwood Mac. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. He has enjoyed success as a solo artist. A skilled guitarist, he is known for his fingerpicking guitar style.

How Did Kristen Messner Meet Lindsey Buckingham?

Kristen Messner and musician and record producer Lindsey Adams Buckingham reportedly met on a shoot for one of Lindsey’s solo albums. Kristen photographed Lindsey for one of his albums. Per Lindsey, at the time he and Kristen “first met, it took Kristen a while to open up and feel safe with” him. Lindsey added that he “just had to wait and have faith.” Kristen and Lindsey have been married since February 15, 2000.

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As of 2024, it’s been 24 years since the couple walked down the aisle. Lindsey has made it known that he had to wait for a long time for his wife Kristen. “I had a lot of crazy girlfriends, and a lot of that was just an outgrowth of the lifestyle we were all leading,” Lindsey said. “I did see a lot of friends who were parents and spouses — back in previous decades — who weren’t really there and kind of screwed up their kids, and were not there for their family situations.”

“So I waited and I was lucky enough to meet someone relatively late” in life. “So it’s worked out really well. I got all that other garbage out of the way.” Kristen Messner and her husband Lindsey Buckingham have welcomed three children. The couple have a son and two daughters. Their first child is their son William Gregory Buckingham who was born on July 8, 1998, before they got married.

They have two daughters, Leelee Buckingham and Stella Buckingham. Leelee was born in the year 2000 and Stella was born in the year 2004. Kristen Messner filed for divorce from Lindsey on June 2, 2021, in Los Angeles, California, United States. However, the couple have placed their divorce on hold and have decided to work on their marriage. Lindsey told PEOPLE: “Relationships in the long term can be challenging, and they have their ups and downs.”

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“You’ve got to take that ride and be willing to take it. I think a lot of relationships were somewhat tested by the lockdown.” He added: “Over the last year Kristen felt she needed some time to herself, and I have been completely supportive of that. Before this all went down, I was not aware that many people file for divorce and then choose not to follow through.”

“Kristen and I agree that is the best course to follow, focusing instead on working on our relationship.” Meanwhile, before making Kristen Messner his wife, Lindsey Buckingham used to be involved in a romantic relationship with singer, songwriter, and producer Stevie Nicks. Lindsey and Stevie were in a relationship for several years before it ended sooner than expected.

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