"I dare say, if I hadn't joined Fleetwood Mac, we might still be together," Christine said of her ex husband John Graham.
Christine McVie, the English musician, singer, and songwriter who is best known for her keyboard skills once revealed that despite being married twice she "never found the right man to have kids with."
Fans have often wondered about her private life and the lack of information outside her stage left them curious. The woman who gave us amazing songs sadly, passed away last year on November 30, 2022, after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that followed an ischaemic stroke.
Christine McVie was earlier married to John Graham McVie whom she fell in love with during her music career.
John was born in Middlesex, England, on November 26, 1945. He trained for nine months to become a tax inspector but switched careers to make a career in music.
He made a name as a bass guitarist for Fleetwood Mac. Despite his successful career, John's life had its share of issues. The pair fell apart shortly after Christine joined their band, Fleetwood Mac, where John McVie was already playing. The couple faced numerous challenges during their marriage and needless to say, the bumpy run came to an end in 1976.
The couple's personal problems often got in way of their work causing problems in their band. Stevie Nicks who was a part of the same band also attested to the former couple's issue. As per Rolling Stones, Christine said that they would initially spend time together but eventually, they had reached a point where she and John could not be in the same room. She said, "I dare say, if I hadn't joined Fleetwood Mac, we might still be together." Stevie Nicks also highlighted that John had a drinking problem and at one point the band members had to intervene to help him quit drinking.
Both of them went their separate ways and both remarried. Christina admitted that she felt unfazed and happy for him that he tied the knot so quickly after the divorce. She eventually tied the knot with her second husband musician, Eddy Quintela, in 1986. The relationship was mostly kept pretty discreet and nothing much is known except for their professional collaborations. As per an ADN article, Quintela was a Portuguese-born composer and keyboardist who co-wrote, Little Lies. Unfortunately, Quintela reportedly passed away in 2020.
Christina got candid in an interview with The Guardian about the gender disparities in the rock industry. She talked about how she never could have children as her career always needed her full attention. She also talked about how the male counterparts in the industry were free to have children because it hardly affected their professional life.
"And I never found the right man. Not through want of trying," she said. She also said that co-parenting with somebody who is never home is very difficult and those were the reasons she could never really have children.
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