There’s a reason why so many of ABBA’s songs were about romances gone bad — in reality, the group had two unhappy couples. Besides Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus, ABBA featured the musical talents of singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Benny Andersson, whose marriage was as stormy as that of their fellow band mates.
Andersson and Lyngstad married at the height of the group’s popularity in 1978. Like their fellow band members, they also divorced in 1981. Andersson remarried that year, all while remaining in the group and making globally popular music. However, in both couples’ cases, the situation became too much to bear, and after releasing the 1981 album “The Visitors,” the group broke up.