Beyonce's mom pulls the plug on her marriage

Tina Knowles is filing for a divorce from her actor husband Richard Lawson

Beyonce's mom Tina Lawson with her enstranged huband Richard Lawson
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Beyoncé's mom, Tina Knowles, is officially filing for divorce from her actor husband, Richard Lawson, after 8 years of marriage.

The 69-year-old fashion designer/entrepreneur filed the legal paperwork on Wednesday, July 26, according to documents obtained by TMZ just one day after their listed day of separation which was Tuesday.

According to the documents Tina cited the usual Hollywood line 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason for their split.


Tina and the 76-year-old actor tied the knot back in April 2015 in Newport, California in an intimate star-studded ceremony.

The twosome exchanged their vows onboard a 140-foot yacht in a flashy ceremony alongside Tina Knowles’ two famous daughters Beyoncé and Solange.


Interestingly, the documents Tina is asking the court to terminate its ability to award spousal support to her or Richard.

Apart from the divorce Tina also filed to have her name changed. Turns out she changed her name to Celestine Lawson when she got married to Richard and now she wants to have her named restored back to Celestine Knowles.

Beyonce's mom Tina Lawson with her enstranged husband Richard Lawson
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At the time of their wedding, Lawson shared a post via Instagram that detailed the duo’s love story, claiming it began 39 years prior when they first met.

“I thought you were one of the most beautiful women I had ever met. Breathtaking.!!” Richard gleefully wrote.

He went on to add;

“The thing that was so striking was that your beauty continued to be enhanced by your incredible heart, compassion, empathy, generosity, and philanthropy. You were pregnant with Beyonce at the time, and married, so my incredible attraction for you then, could only live in my fantasy.

As we remained friends throughout the years, I took great pleasure in observing you become the ultimate mother, especially for your own daughters, but also for the way you care for and nurture women all over the world,” his heart-pouring post read.

Tina was previously married to Beyoncé and Solange’s father, Mathew Knowles, from 1980 to 2011. The two lovebirds were together for over three decades before calling it quits for good in August 2011.  

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