In 1970, Linda would become wife of another popular '60s musician, Donovan. The two had met 4 years earlier (when Don became friends with Brian) and he would continue to randomly meet Linda occasionaly through out the decade while she modeled in London. During those years, Donovan had tried repeatedly to court Linda, but she was reluctant as she still felt some attachment to Brian for Julian's sake, even though the feelings were mutual. During a short time the late '60s, Linda and Julian would live in California, where for a period they shared an apartment with fellow rock girlfriend Catherine James and her son. It wasn't until a year after Brian's death that Linda gave into to her attraction to Donovan and create a marriage that has lasted to this day.
After marrying Linda, Donovan officially adopted Julian as his son (and took his surname Leitch), and the couple also have two daughters, Astrella Celeste and Oriole Nebula. Linda has been Donovan's muse for over 40 years and songs such as ‘Catch the Wind’, ‘Sunshine Superman’, ‘Hampstead Incident,’ ‘Young Girl Blues’ , ‘Legend of a Girl Child Linda’ and ‘Lalena’ were written for her.