Beyonce’s parents divorce after 31 years

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  • Beyonce's parents, Mathew and Tina Knowles, have finalised their divorce after over 30 years of marriage

    Beyonce’s parents, Mathew and Tina Knowles, have finalised their divorce after over 30 years of marriage.

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    It’s been a slow process but Beyonce’s parents have finally been issued a decree of divorce – two years after Bey’s mum filed the legal papers.

    The 57-year-old filed for divorce from Beyonce’s dad, Mathew, 60, in 2009 after she discovered he’d had an affair and a subsequent a love child.

    The couple married in 1980 and had two children, Beyonce, and her sister, Solange.

    Tina, who is Beyonce’s stylist and co-owner of the fashion brand, House of Dereon, said at the time that the marriage had become: ‘Insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities’ which ‘prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation’.

    Tina originally filed for divorce from Mathew just one month after his 18-month affair, with former Scrubs actress Alexsandra White, emerged.

    White gave birth to their son, Nixon, in February 2010, which Mathew originally denied was his until DNA results proved otherwise.

    Since her parents’ split Beyonce has severed business ties with her dad, who managed her music career from the Destiny’s Child days to her current solo stardom.

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