Is Stevie Nicks Related to John Lennon and Miley Cyrus?

Many consider Stevie Nicks as the most influential female rockstar of the 90s. She shaped Fleetwood Mac to what it was in their time, writing hit songs after hit songs such as Dreams, Gold Dust Woman, and The Chain.

On top of that, she is also the only woman to have been inducted in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame twice – once while she was in Fleetwood Mac and the second time as a solo artist.

How Stevie Nicks is Related to John Lennon and Miley Cyrus
Stevie Nicks by Khiltscher licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Given her fame, Stevie has found herself in the center of many controversies and showbiz gossip throughout her career. But perhaps the most interesting of all is her connection to Miley Cyrus and John Lennon.

Two years ago, Stevie Nicks and Miley Cyrus collaborated in a project that involved mashing up two of their popular songs: Midnight Sky and Edge of Seventeen, the latter being a song written by Stevie following the tragic death of John Lennon.

Oddly enough, this has led some to speculate that perhaps Stevie is related to either of them – or both. If so, that would explain Stevie’s emotional connection to Lennon and Miley’s strong resemblance to Stevie’s mystical and grunge character. 

But unless we investigate their ancestral background, we can never really know for sure. So, buckle up, because we’re going to find out whether Stevie Nicks is related to Miley Cyrus

and John Lennon.

Very few people know about this, but Stevie Nicks does have British blood thanks to a distant relative from her father’s side.

What's the relation between John Lennon and Stevie Nicks? Are they related?
John Lennon by Joost Evers / Anefo licensed under CC0 1.0

That somehow raises the possibility of her being related to John Lennon, who’s 12.5% English. Shocking, right? Lennon is actually more Irish and Welsh than English. Your whole life was a lie!

What doesn’t lie, though, is science. And based on current available data on both the musician’s family ancestry, they don’t seem to share any common ancestor. Stevie Nicks was born and raised in America, and so were her parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.

Although, she does have some faint Irish and German blood in her. Meanwhile, John Lennon is a direct descendant of Irish and Welsh families. That means that while his nationality is English, his ethnicity is Irish. 

Hence, with all things considered, Stevie Nicks and John Lennon are most likely not related to each other. Although, we can’t say this with 100% certainty, since much of Stevie Nicks’ family background is not known. 

Are Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks Related?

Just like most young rock artists, Miley Cyrus considers

Stevie Nicks as her godmother. According to Stevie, it’s a role she’s happy to take in compensation to her childless and husbandless life. But some people have taken her godmother role literally.

Miley’s Irish blood definitely makes her a strong contender for being Stevie Nicks’ celebrity relative. Plus, her paternal family also moved to the United States sometime in the 1800s – the same period Stevie Nicks’ paternal family emigrated to the country.

How Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks are Related?
Miley Cyrus by calmdownlove licensed under CC BY 2.0

However, present data shows that she shares no common ancestor with Stevie Nicks as well. Plus, did you know that Miley has over seven different ethnicities? Here’s a list of that:

  • Irish
  • English
  • Scottish
  • Welsh
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Cherokee (Native American)

So, no. Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks are not related at all. They do enjoy a good work relationship in the form of godchild-and-godmother, though. 

And as for Miley Cyrus and John Lennon, they too are not related. These three musicians have simply crossed paths through their profession as artists – a great example of how music unites all of us, no matter the generation.

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