Tina Knowles Files for Divorce from Richard Lawson: The End of Their Eight-Year Marriage

Tina Knowles Files for Divorce from Richard Lawson: The End of Their Eight-Year Marriage

An image of Tina Knowles and  Richard Lawson
Tina Knowles files for divorce from Richard Lawson: The shocking reason why Beyoncé’s mom is ending her eight-year marriage/PHOTO COURTESY: Instagram

Tina Knowles, the mother of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, has filed for divorce from her second

husband, actor Richard Lawson, after eight years of marriage.

The fashion designer and businesswoman cited “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of their

separation, leading them to go their separate ways.

In this article, we will look at how Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson met, what their marriage was like,

and what led to their divorce.

How Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson Met

Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson had known each other for over 30 years, but they did not start dating until 2013.

They met through a mutual friend, who invited them to a yacht party.

They hit it off and exchanged phone numbers, but they did not see each other again until six months

later when they reconnected at another party.

soon realized that they had a lot in common, such as their love for art, music, and spirituality.

They also bonded over their shared experiences of divorce and loss.

Tina had divorced her first husband, Mathew Knowles, in 2011, after more than three decades of marriage.

Mathew had cheated on Tina with multiple women and fathered two children outside their marriage.

Richard had also divorced his first wife, Denise Gordy, in 1989, after 13 years of marriage.

He had also lost his daughter, Bianca Lawson, in a plane crash in 1992.

Tina and Richard decided to give love another chance and started a relationship.

They supported each other through their personal and professional challenges and celebrated their achievements.

They also blended their families together, as Tina had two daughters, Beyoncé and Solange, and Richard

had a son, Marvin Lawson.

What Their Marriage Was Like

Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson got married on April 12, 2015, on a yacht in Newport Beach, California.

The ceremony was attended by their family and friends, including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Solange, Kelly

Rowland, Michelle Williams, Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson, and Steve Harvey.

The bride wore a white Romona Keveza gown with a gold belt, while the groom wore a white tuxedo with

a black bow tie.

The wedding was themed “all-white”, as the guests were asked to wear white outfits as well.

An image of Tina Knowles and  Richard Lawson
Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson wedding/PHOTO COURTESY: Instagram

The couple said that their wedding was “magical” and “perfect”.

They said that they felt blessed to have found each other and to have the support of their loved ones.

They said that they wanted to inspire other people who had gone through divorce or loss to believe in love again.

Tina and Richard seemed to have a happy and harmonious marriage for the next few years.

They appeared together at various events, such as the Oscars, the Grammys, the BET Awards, and the

Essence Festival.

They also worked together on some projects, such as the WACO Theater Center in Los Angeles, which

they co-founded in 2017.

The center is a non-profit organization that provides mentorship programs, art classes, and cultural

events for young people.

They also expressed their love and admiration for each other on social media.

posted photos and videos of themselves celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and milestones.

They also praised each other for their achievements and talents. They often called each other “my king” or “my queen”.

What Led to Their Divorce

However, things started to change in 2021, when rumors of trouble in paradise began to circulate.

Fans noticed that Tina and Richard stopped posting photos of each other on Instagram in March 2021.

They also noticed that Tina changed her Instagram bio from Tina Lawson to Tina Knowles — despite her

username still containing her married name.

 

In July 2021, Tina filed for divorce from Richard in Los Angeles County Court.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Tina listed their date of separation as July 25, 2021, and

cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split.

She also asked the court to terminate their ability to award spousal support to her or Richard.

She also requested to change her name back from Celestine Lawson to Celestine Knowles.

The exact cause of their divorce is unknown, but some sources have speculated that it could be due to

their different lifestyles, personalities, or priorities.

Some have also suggested that it could be due to the stress of the Covid-19 pandemic, which affected

many couples’ relationships.

Neither Tina nor Richard has publicly commented on their divorce yet.

However, they have both posted cryptic messages on their Instagram accounts, hinting at their feelings.

Tina posted a quote that read, “Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life

would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.”

Richard posted a video of himself singing a song that included the lyrics, “I’m not going to let you go, I’m

not going to let you slip away.”

Conclusion

Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson have filed for divorce after eight years of marriage, citing

“irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation.

The couple had met in 2013 and got married in 2015 after both had gone through divorce and loss.

They had a happy and harmonious marriage for a few years, but things started to change in 2021 when

they stopped posting photos of each other on social media and changed their names.

The exact cause of their divorce is unknown, but some sources have speculated that it could be due to

their different lifestyles, personalities, or priorities.

Neither Tina nor Richard has publicly commented on their divorce yet, but they have both posted cryptic

messages on their Instagram accounts, hinting at their feelings.

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