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What We Know About Jimmy Buffett’s Wife, Jane Slagsvol
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Jimmy Buffet's loving wife, Jane Slagsvol, was there with her husband until the final day of his long life and career. Here's everything we know about her.
Buffett met Slagsvol in 1976 while he was living in Key West. Slagsvol, a University of South Carolina student at the time, came to the island paradise for her spring break.
It was love at first sight for Slagsvol and Buffet, and they married a year later. The pair eventually divorced, but remarried in 1991 and stayed together until Buffet's death.
In 1998, Slagsvol told Time that she was with Buffet "through the craziest time, and I didn't have a clue who I was. So I left. I got sober."
Buffet missed Slagsvol while he was away on tour and wrote "Come Monday" for her. She even made a playful appearance in the song's thrifty music video.
Listeners can feel the longing in the lovesick lyrics dedicated to the love of Buffett's life: "I spent four lonely days in a brown L.A. haze / And I just want you back by my side."
Buffett also said that Slagsvol encouraged his band to "look important" before they returned to the stage, and she helped them create a more put-together style in 1977.