October 27, 1983
(issue 407/ pg. 13)
Anderson, a born-again Christian, had been married to Nicks" best friend, Robin Anderson (to whom Nicks" latest LP, The Wild Heart, is dedicated). Robin contracted terminal leukemia in 1982 and died, but a week before her death, she gave birth to a healthy daughter. Nicks is the girl"s godmother, and friends of the singer believe that she married Anderson to create a stable home for the child, noting that she and Kim Anderson had never been romantically linked in the past. Nicks has not made any references to the split on her tour.
(Article accompanied by color photo of Stevie and Tom Petty onstage, caption reads, "Nicks onstage with Tom Petty.")
(With thanks to Dark Angel who sent me this article)