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Tina Knowles-Lawson Initiates Divorce Proceedings at Age 69

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After eight years of marriage, Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson is splitting from her second husband, actor, Richard Lawson citing irreconcilable differences when she filed for divorce on Wednesday, TMZ reported.


According to the documents seen by the publications, Tina reportedly asked the court to terminate the ability to award spousal support to her or Richard. Although the estranged couple do not have any children together, Tina has two daughters, Beyoncé,41, and Solange.37, with her ex-husband, Mathew Knowles. And, Richard also has his own children.

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In her plea with the court, Tina, who changed her name to Lawson after she married the actor is now seeking to restore her name to Knowles, her ex-husband’s surname which she adopted when she married him in 1980, Hello reported. Tina and Richard had a white-themed wedding ceremony on 12 April 2015 in Newport Beach, California, E! News reported. The news of their breakup comes shortly after their eighth wedding anniversary.

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Tina Knowles-Lawson has reportedly filed for divorce. Image via Instagram @mstinalawson


According to People, in 2015, several guests including, Beyoncé and Jay Z, as well as former Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and Richard’s two children Bianca and Richard II had attended the wedding. Tina is said to have worn a Romona Keveza dress as she walked down the aisle to a song titled Ready for Love by India.Arie.

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“To walk down the aisle and see all my friends and family and to see my handsome man standin’ there, and to know that at 61 you can still find love and have a magical day like that, it was really beautiful,” Tina was quoted saying at the time.

She has not been reached for comment regarding her separation.

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