Stevie Nicks Confirms She Was Once Pregnant With Don Henley’s Baby
She would've named the most '70s MOR-rock baby ever "Sara"
The ’70s nearly had their own Blue Ivy Carter, Stevie Nicks has confirmed. The Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter recently talked with Billboard about her upcoming 24 Karat Gold LP, and was asked about a comment made by her ex-paramour (and fellow ’70s megastar) Don Henley of the Eagles. Henley had said that Nicks had gotten pregnant with his baby, and that Sara (later the name of a Mac top-ten hit) was the name she had given the unborn child. Nicks corroborated the important part of that story:
Had I married Don and had that baby, and had she been a girl, I would have named her Sara. But there was another woman in my life named Sara, who shortly after that became Mick’s wife, Sara Fleetwood.
The idea of Nicks and Henley — maybe the two most famous members of the two most famous American rock bands of the late ’70s — having a child is kind of a crazy one. It would’ve been a tumultuous upbringing to say the least, but just imagine the smooth, California-inflected and overwhelmingly bitter songwriting DNA that kid would’ve had. John Mayer would kneel in worship, certainly.