December 21st, 2009
02:16 PM ET

Beyonce's parents file for divorce

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After nearly 30 years of marriage, the parents of Grammy award-winning singer Beyonce have filed for divorce.

In a statement released last week the couple, Mathew and Tina Knowles, said the decision to end their marriage will not effect their joint business endeavors.

“The decision to end our marriage is an amicable one. We remain friends, parents, and business partners,” the couple stated. “If anyone is expecting an ugly messy fight they will be sorely disappointed. We ask for your respect of our privacy as we handle this matter."

The managing of Beyonce’s music, film and fashion career has long been a family business.  Tina Knowles is the singer’s partner for her House of Dereon fashion line. Mathew Knowles is Beyonce's manager and has received producing credits on several of her movies.

Tina and Mathew Knowles wed in 1980 and have two daughters, Beyonce, 28, and Solange, 23.

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  1. Lawrence

    If folks are not constantly rekindling that 'spark' that ignited their relationship from the start, the interest goes. People get tired of each other. If something is over, it is 'over'. Confess it and move on! There will be rumors and gossip either way. And today, if folks are not happy with someone who had at one time 'lit up their hearts'...split and get it over with quick.

    December 25, 2009 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gin1109

    Oh my, the cracks are beginning to show. Happy Holidays to all !!!

    December 24, 2009 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Trilly

    What bugs me is when spouses decide to divorce, but go on & on about how they still care about each other & will remain friends. If they do and they will, why the divorce?
    But if the adultery accusations are true, then yes, divorce! But don't tell me that you will still be friends after a betrayal like that. I ain't buying it!
    You can be civil, of course, but I don't think friendship is going to be in the picture for quite some time.

    December 24, 2009 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. Brea

    Rumour has it that Matthew Knowles has gotten another woman pregnant and that he has a history of adultery. This has nothing to do with Beyonce's success. I thought poor and unsuccessful people got divorces too.

    December 23, 2009 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. MAP

    It's sad to see that a couple who has been married for 30!!!! years say one day, "Enough" , Im leaving. WOW!!! What a Shame!!!. If Beyonce was not Rich, do you think this would be happening!!? NOPE!!

    December 23, 2009 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. serena

    OMG!!! My boyfriend thinks the same with me. We met online at an interesting site called ...*** PLUSFLIRT ___CooooooooM***...nice place for BBW & BHW to interact with each other. Maybe you wanna check out or tell your friends.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Chocolate Milk

    Daddy was cheatin!!!

    Donovan.....you cared enough to leave a comment!!

    December 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. donovan

    and this is news because? no-one cares!

    December 22, 2009 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Moche

    Que sera-sera

    December 22, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |

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