Musician Jimmy Buffet, best known for his hit song “Margaritaville,” was married to his second wife for almost half a century before he died at the age of 76.
Jimmy Buffett tied the knot with Jane Slagsvol almost 50 years ago, in 1977.
Jane, a college student, was visiting Key West, Florida, for spring break, where Jimmy had moved after divorcing his first wife, Margie Washichek.
Jimmy was married to Margie, a former beauty queen from Alabama, from 1969 to 1972.
Jane doesn’t like the limelight but has always been by her husband’s side as he grows his music following.
According to the biography Jimmy Buffet: A Good Life All The Way, Jimmy praises his wife for doing away with his band’s “grunge look” and for getting them to wear more professional attire.
The Coral Reefer Band has replaced their ripped Levi jeans and collarless shirts with clothes that made them look “important”.
Accordingly, Jimmy and Jane separated for a short time in the early 1980s TIME.
Jane reportedly dumped the musician after five years of marriage over the crazy party lifestyle.
She said: “I’ve been with Jimmy since I was a kid, through the craziest of times, and I had no idea who I was so I left. I got sober.”
The two reconciled in 1991 and were together until Jimmy died on Friday.
Jimmy and Jane had two daughters, Savannah Jane, born in 1979, and Sarah Delaney, born in 1992, and their adopted son, Cameron Marley, born in 1994.
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