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Mick Fleetwood seeking to end third marriage

Mick Fleetwood, the legendary drummer and eponymous founder member of Fleetwood Mac, has filed for separation from his wife of 17 years Lynn Frankel, according to the Washington Post. The documents were filed on 22nd March, but they did not become available to the public until 9th April.

The couple married in 1995 and they have twin daughters named Ruby and Tessa aged 11 years, for whom Fleetwood is seeking joint legal custody but not physical custody. He is also requesting sole control of music royalties and all other earnings incurred prior to the marriage.

Fleetwood’s marriage to Frankel was his third, but she was not his third wife. Fleetwood was previously married to Jenny Boyd in 1970: they later divorced, remarried and divorced again, making her both his first and second marriage.

Mick Fleetwood cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ on the legal documents, which were filed in Los Angeles. Since the separation and his estranged wife’s subsequent relocation, Fleetwood has moved his 95-year-old mother into his home, explaining: “I’m so lucky to still have my mother at my age that I get as much time with her as I possibly can.”

Charlotte Newman
Charlotte worked with Vardags from May 2013 to February 2016.

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Charlotte Newman is Vardags’ in-house journalist. She’s been in charge of Vardags’ onsite blog as well as working with lawyers to pen content for external publication and is now editing the new Vardags Family Law New Site. A graduate of Selwyn College, Cambridge with a Master’s in Modern and Contemporary Literature from Birkbeck, University of London, she’s a non-lawyer, providing the layperson’s perspective on legal happenings and their wider social reach. She will contribute content across the board, attempting to work as many as literary references as possible into proceedings. In the words of Erin Brockovich: “I’m not a lawyer, I just work for them.”

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