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The Many Loves Of Linda Ronstadt

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She’s known for being a beloved rock star, so it’s no surprise that there have been many Linda Ronstadt boyfriends. Read on to find out all about the men Linda Ronstadt dated. 

Is Linda Ronstadt single? Yes, despite the extensive Linda Ronstadt dating history, the singer has never been married. So who has Linda Ronstadt dated? One of the famous Linda Ronstadt exes is George Lucas of Star Wars fame. The director was said to be head over heels for Ronstadt, though she didn’t want to settle down. 

There is no Linda Ronstadt husband, and she has never been a wife. However, she was engaged to Lucas for a short time. Linda Ronstadt discussed the possibility of getting married to famous ex (and former Governor) Jerry Brown, though she thought he’d find her life too chaotic. 

Were you surprised by the Linda Ronstadt relationships? She’s dated big names such as Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, and Bill Murray. Below you’ll find the full list of people Linda Ronstadt dated. 

  • Aaron Neville
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    Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville recorded four duets for her solo album Cry Like a Rainstorm - Howl Like the Wind in 1989. They were dubbed "the First Couple of pop music."

    "I think our singing together was meant to be. We have the same type of heart," Neville said.

    The musicians reportedly dated from 1989 to 1992.

    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • George Lucas
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    Linda Ronstadt started dating famed director George Lucas in 1983 after the two met backstage at one of her concerts. However, they were both very private, and made sure to never be photographed together. It was rumored, however, that Ronstadt would carry an Empire Strikes Back lunchbox around Los Angeles as a playful nod to her boyfriend at the time. 

    Ronstadt even used the recording studios at Skywalker Ranch for her 1987 album, Canciones de Mi Padre. They got engaged at one point, though it was not to last. In 1988, the pair ended their romance after five years.

    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Modesto, California, USA

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  • Jim Carrey
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    Linda Ronstadt dated a young Jim Carrey in 1983, after meeting him at one of his performances at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. She was looking for someone to open for her on tour - which Carrey did not want to do - though he did say he would go out with her if she wanted. And she did.

    The two dated for about eight months, with Carrey later saying, "She was an absolutely incredible human being. She is an incredible human being."

    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada

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  • Bill Murray
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    Bill Murray and Linda Ronstadt were rumored to have dated in the early '80s.

    William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, filmmaker, and writer. He first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live, a series of performances that earned him his first Emmy Award, and later starred in comedy films—including Meatballs (1979), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), Ghostbusters (1984), Scrooged (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), What About Bob? (1991), and Groundhog Day (1993). He also co-directed Quick Change (1990). Murray garnered additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation (2003), which earned him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, as well as an Oscar nomination for... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States of America