Beyonce's parents to divorce after almost 30 years

Tuesday December 20, 2011

The parents of pop star Beyonce Knowles are to separate after almost three decades of marriage.

Her mother, Tina Knowles, filed divorce papers in November after it was revealed her husband Matthew had been named in a paternity writ isssued by actress Alexsandra Wright.

Despite the rumours of infidelity, the couple maintain the split is on good terms.

"The decision to end our marriage is an amicable one. We remain friends, parents, and business partners," Tina said. 

"We ask for your respect of our privacy as we handle this matter."

Beyonce has enjoyed a close relationship with her parents throught her career.

Until recently, her father acted as her manager since her early begings in the girl group, Destiny's Child.

Meanwhile, mother Tina and her famous daughter collaborated to create their House of Dereon fashion line.

The Halo singer is expecting her first child with rapper husband Jay Z

Photo: © Getty

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