Tina Knowles, Beyoncé’s mother, has initiated the process of divorce from her second husband, actor, Richard Lawson, after eight years of being married.
According to TMZ, Tina Knowles, 69, submitted the divorce paperwork on Wednesday, 26th July citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the grounds for the separation.
The documents obtained by the publication indicate that she stated Tuesday, 25th July as the date of separation.
In the documents, Tina also asks ‘to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support’ to Richard, 76, or her.
Tina and Richard tied the knot in April 2015. They do not have any kids together.
Tina, born Celestine Ann Beyonce had changed her name to Celestine Lawson when she wed Richard, and reportedly wants to change it back to Celestine Knowles, the name of her ex-husband.
Tina shares two kids with her first husband, Mathew Knowles, 71: superstar daughter Beyonce, 41, and singer and actress Solange, 37.
In 2019, she split from her daughters’ father. The pair were married for 31 years from 1980 to 2011.
They separated after it emerged Mathew, who managed daughter Beyonce until 2011, had fathered a love child with former Scrubs actress Alexsandra White.
White gave birth to their son Nixon on February 4, 2010, following an 18-month affair with Mathew.