Divorce attorneys in Pasadena have seen many parents of showbiz kids divorce. The life of a parent/manager can be too much for many couples to handle. But Matthew and Tina Knowles, parents of superstar Beyonce, appeared to have all the right stuff to weather the difficult task of working for your child while staying happily married. Still, after 30 years - two of those spent breaking up - the couple has finally divorced.
News of the divorce first broke in 2009 after a paternity scandal rocked the Knowles family. Rumors swirled that Matthew had fathered a child with former Scrubs actress Alexsandra Wright. DNA results confirmed that child was, in fact, his. But the original divorce filing was dropped last year after Matthew and Tina both failed to appear in court. Nevertheless, the divorce was back on in August of this year when Tina filed a divorce petition again. Her filing claims that the marriage was "insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities which prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation." After two years of on-again/off-again, the final divorce decree was issued in a Texas court.
Matthew and Tina Knowles were married in 1980 and have two daughters, Beyonce and younger sister Solange. The pair was seen as the consummate stage parents. Matthew managed Beyonce and her former group Destiny's Child while Tina created many of the group's outfits and still serves as Beyonce's stylist and business partner in the clothing label House of Dereon. Matthew and Beyonce's business relationship took a turn for the worse in 2011 when the singer ordered an audit of her father's Music World Entertainment business company after he was accused of stealing money from her on a tour and taking funds he was not entitled to. Beyonce and Matthew Knowles ended their professional relationship in March 2011.