Inside Beyoncé’s mum Tina Knowles’ relationship with Richard Lawson before split

Inside Beyoncé’s mum Tina Knowles’ relationship with Richard Lawson before split

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Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles is reportedly headed for a divorce eight years after tying the know with Poltergeist star Richard Lawson.

The 69-year old is said to have presented the paperwork on Wednesday, and reportedly one day after the listed day of separation.

In the documents, seen by TMZ, Tina reportedly cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the separation.

She also reportedly listed the date of separation as Tuesday, July 25, and asked the court asked the court to terminate their ability to award spousal support to either party.

Tina reportedly asked the court to restore her name to Celestine Knowles.

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Tina and Richard began dating in 2013, but had known each other for decades, and attended the 2014 Angel Ball one year after making their red carpet debut at the event.

“It’s been now a year and five months and I’m in a committed relationship with that handsome man, and I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long, long time,” Tina said in a speech at the International Women & Money Leadership luncheon in Houston, Texas, that October.

After sparking engagement rumours, the pair tied the knot on board a luxury yacht in California surrounded by family and friends.

Tina donned a Romona Keveza gown and Lawson sported a white tux, while their guests matched in all-white outfits.

Prior to their wedding, Richard asked Tina’s daughters, Beyoncé and Solange, for permission to marry their mom.

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“I thought that that was important, because I knew without that, based upon the fact that Tina lives for her children, that it didn’t stand a chance unless they were on board,” he said during a joint interview with Tina on the Black Love podcast.

“I was fortunate enough that they were completely on board and just over the top excited about it.”

Tina was previously married to Mathew Knowles, whom she shares her daughters with and divorced back in December 2011.

The former couple said “I do” in 1980 and welcomed their daughters, Beyoncé and Solange, in 1981 and 1986 respectively.

Richard was previously married to actress Denise Gordy — with whom he shares daughter Bianca — from 1978 to 1989, and is also father to a son, Ricky, from a previous relationship.

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