Jenny Boyd forgave Stevie Nicks after her affair with ex-husband, and Fleetwood Mac drummer, Mick Fleetwood, Fox News reported. In an exclusive interview with the publication about her memoir, Boyd talks candidly about understanding why it happened, and how it’s water under the bridge.
The British model, who’s real name is Helen Mary “Jenny” Boyd, met Fleetwood when she was 15 while she was sitting for a photographer. She initially did not pursue the Fleetwood Mac drummer as a friend of hers had a crush on him, but the pair got together a year later. The couple famously married twice in their time together. They were first married in 1970 for four years and then remarried in 1977 for one year.
“I really, really wanted us to be together. Always. I never wanted to get divorced. I wanted to be together for our children. And it was so hard, you know. It was like hitting my head against the wall, but I’d come back for me,” she said.
Boyd holds no animosity toward Nicks after learning about the affair. She said she understood why there was an attraction between Nicks and her husband. She further explained that it was bound to happen when they were constantly filled with the euphoria of being on stage and being on the road together.
“She did apologize years later. I remember she looked at me and said, ‘I’m really sorry. I don’t know why I haven’t said it before. But it was one of those things that happened’. I said, ‘I forgave you years ago, but I appreciate you saying this,’ There were no bad vibes or anything.”
Boyd had an affair with the band’s guitarist, Bob Weston, who was then kicked out of the band when Fleetwood discovered the relationship, The Guardian reported.
Boyd shared that recording often went on longer than expected, which meant her husband was not coming home at night and she felt she was raising their two daughters, Amy and Lucy, alone. No one else they knew had children, so she had no one else to turn to at the time.
According to Boyd, there is still a lot of love between her and her ex-husband, and that they are still great friends. She believes it will remain that way because of the extraordinary times they shared together.
The now 72-year-old’s latest memoir, Jennifer Juniper: A Journey Beyond the Muse, was released earlier this year.