Mick Fleetwood has filed for legal separation from his wife of 17 years, Lynn Frankel Fleetwood.
The couple has been married since July 1995 and have twin 11-year-old daughters together. Fleetwood is seeking joint legal custody of the girls, but he wants his estranged wife to have physical custody.
Court documents show that the Fleetwood Mac drummer filed for separation on March 22, but the documents were not made publicly available until April 9. Fleetwood doesn't list a date for the separation, but he does want a judge to award him sole control of any music royalties and other earnings from before the two were married.
The 65-year-old cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the separation.
Lynn Frankel Fleetwood is Mick Fleetwood's third wife. He was previously married to Jenny Boyd, the younger sister of English model and photographer Pattie Boyd. The two were first married in 1970, but they divorced, got remarried, and then divorced for good. Fleetwood and Boyd have two daughters together, Amy and Lucy.
From 1988 to 1992, Fleetwood was married to Sara Recor, a model. It is believed that Fleetwood Mac's song "Sara," which was written by Stevie Nicks, was about Recor, who was one of Nicks' closest friends at the time.
Much to the delight of Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere, co-lead singer and guitarist Lindsay Buckingham revealed in February that the band has written new material that will be due out this year. Some of those songs would be played during the band's North American reunion tour, which kicked off on April 4 in Columbus, Ohio and will run until July.
The band also celebrated the 35th anniversary of their seminal album Rumours earlier this year. While the album was released in 1977, it didn't achieve chart success in a number of countries until the following year. The album was reissued as deluxe and expanded packages on January 29.
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