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Buddy Holly's relationship with Maria Elena Holly ended when Buddy Holly died on February 3, 1959. They had been married for 5.6 months.

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Buddy Holly

Music - Singer

Why Famous: Lead Singer of Buddy Holly and The Crickets, band

Age: 22 (9/7/1936 - 2/3/1959)


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Maria Elena Holly

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: Widow of Buddy Holly

Age: 83 (b. 1935)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 6/1958 --
Engaged 6/1958 2.5 months
Married 8/15/1958 5.6 months
Deceased 2/3/1959 --
 Total8.1 months

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Where and/or how did Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Holly meet?

Buddy met Maria Elena while she was working as a receptionist for a New York music publisher.

Why did Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Holly break up?

They remained married until Buddy's death due to a plane crash on February 3, 1959.

Other Relationship Information about Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Holly:

Buddy proposed to Maria on their very first date. She initially thought he was kidding, but they were married in Lubbock, Texas on August 15, 1958, less than two months after they met. Maria traveled on some of the tours, doing everything from the laundry to equipment set-up to ensuring the group got paid.

Maria Elena became a widow after barely six months of marriage and miscarried soon after.

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Classic Quotes by Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Holly about their relationship:

"It's very interesting that this woman makes up all these stories. He never, never considered Peggy Sue a friend." Maria Elena Holly 1/19/2008
"Sadly, the moment we got there I became really sick, so we never celebrated our honeymoon." Maria Elena Holly 1/19/2008
"Buddy detested Peggy Sue." Maria Elena Holly 1/19/2008

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