Whether you know Stevie Nicks for her role as the lead singer of Fleetwood Mac or her gothic fashion style that inspired the annual Night of a Thousand Stevies event in New York City, you cannot deny that she is one of the most influential female artists in the history of music.
If you’re still new to the Stevie Nicks fanbase (more specifically, if you’re one of the many people who just discovered the song Dreams), you might want to dig deeper into her mysterious and interesting life.
Stevie is more than her sexual orientation, past relationships, and connection to witchcraft. So, in this article, we’ll be talking about her age, height, real name, kids, parents, and siblings – things that are not quite known by the public about Stevie Nicks.
How Old is Stevie Nicks?
Stevie Nicks was born on May 26, 1948, which makes her 73 years of age. With that said, many consider her as the Fairy Godmother of Rock, with new generation artists such as Miley Cyrus and Harry Styles looking up to her as their musical inspiration.
You’d think that, with her age, Stevie Nicks is happily retired and done with music. However, the 73-year-old American rockstar is still very much active and doing live performances. In fact, she’s got an upcoming tour for her newly released album 24 Karat Gold.
Indeed, her passion and talent for music is something that only a handful of artists have. And that is exactly the reason why Stevie Nicks has won so many awards and made so many accomplishments throughout her entire career. Just take a look at the timeline below:
- At 30 years old, Stevie, along with the rest of the Fleetwood Mac, won her first ever Grammy award for Best Album.
- At 50 years old, Stevie was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame together with her band Fleetwood Mac
- At 71 years old, Stevie was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, making her the only woman to have been inducted twice.
What is Stevie Nicks’ Height?
Stevie Nicks is one short queen, towering at only 1.56 meters or 5ft and 1in. She may be physically small, but her success as a female rockstar is definitely huge!
In group photos of Fleetwood Mac, one can see that Stevie is obviously the shortest member. Her height is especially emphasized when standing side-by-side tall men such as Harry Styles.
She would have to raise her chin just to look him in the eyes – and she’s already wearing six inches tall boots!
What is Stevie Nicks’ Real Name?
Stevie Nicks’ birth name is actually Stephanie Lynn Nicks. Now, you may be asking yourself “Where’s the ‘Stevie’ there?” Well, according to the artist, it’s a nickname she gave to herself when she was younger due to her inability to pronounce her name right.
“I could not pronounce the word ‘Stephanie’ when I was little. My pronunciation of it came out as ‘TeeDee’, which was turned into Stevie. My mother still calls me TeeDee.”
In the world of entertainment, it’s not unusual for celebrities to adopt a screen name. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, for instance, goes by the name Lady Gaga. While other pop stars change names for a cooler effect, the story behind Stevie’s nickname is rather cute.
Does Stevie Nicks Have Children?
Stevie Nicks doesn’t have any children as of yet, but it might stay that way for good since she’s already way past her reproductive years. This is due to the promise she made to herself during the early days of her career:
“My mission maybe wasn’t to be a mom and a wife; maybe my particular mission was to write songs to make moms and wives feel better.”
However, there was one time when Stevie technically became both a mom and a wife by marrying the widower of her best friend’s husband, Kim Anderson, to help take care of his newborn. They divorced after three months, though, due to it being “a terrible, terrible mistake.”
And that’s not the only time Stevie came close to motherhood. While she was in a relationship with Eagles founder Don Henley, she became pregnant. However, Stevie decided not to continue the pregnancy and later had an abortion.
“If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac. There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly. And there were a lot of drugs.”
In another interview, though, Stevie revealed that if she had decided to keep the baby, she would have named her Sara.
While she may not have any kids, that doesn’t mean Stevie isn’t a mother. She has definitely taken on a mother figure for all female artists in the industry.
Who Are Stevie Nicks’ Parents and Siblings?
Stevie Nicks was born to American parents Jess and Barbara Nicks in Phoenix, Arizona. She was their first child together. Five years later, they added a new member to the family: Christopher Nicks, the younger brother of Stevie Nicks.
According to Stevie, she absolutely hated her brother when they were younger. She would pull his hair and kick him unprovoked. Stevie described herself as a little diva who was out of control back then.
Today, however, Stevie has maintained a wonderful and loving relationship with her brother. She even dedicated an entire concert just to him.
So, now you know Stevie Nicks a little bit better. If you’re interested, check out how much Stevie Nicks’ reported net worth is. That’ll make you realize just how successful the Fleetwood Mac singer really is!