Beyonce’s parents Mathew and Tina Knowles divorce after 31 years of marriage


It’s been a slow process, but Beyonce’s parents Tina and Mathew Knowles have finally divorced after 31 years of marriage.

The couple were issued a final decree of divorce in a Texas court last month – two years after stylist Tina originally filed legal papers.

The couple separated in 2009 after it emerged Mathew – who managed his daughter until earlier this year – had fathered a love child.

Their original divorce filing was dropped last year after both failed to appear in court, leading Tina to file a divorce petition again in August this year.

In court documents, Tina, 57, said the marriage was ‘insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities’ which ‘prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation’, according to TMZ.com.

Tina’s original divorce filing came just a month after it emerged Mathew, 60, had fathered a child with former Scrubs actress AlexSandra Wright, who was pregnant at the time.

White, 40, gave birth to their son Nixon on February 4 2010 following an 18 month affair with Mathew.

Although he initially denied he was the father, a DNA test later proved otherwise.

In March, Beyonce severed business ties with her father, but insisted she was not estranged from him on a father-daughter level, despite her parents’ split.

Mathew had managed Beyonce’s career from a teen wannabe to girl group bandmember with Destiny’s Child to superstar solo singer.

He has been responsible for bringing in a lot of her lucrative advertising jobs including multi-million dollar jobs for L’Oreal, Tommy Hilfiger and Pepsi.

Tina worked as a stylist for Destiny’s Child throughout their fame and teamed up with her daughter to create the House Of Dereon fashion line in 2005.

Tina and Mathew, who married in a 1980, also have a younger daughter, singer Solange, 25.

Solange herself is divorced after splitting from husband Daniel Smith in 2007 after three years of marriage and a son Daniel Julez, seven.

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