Beyoncé’s Parents' Divorce Finalized

Bey’s mom and dad are officially not a power couple after 31 years of marriage.

Posted: 12/20/2011 10:00 AM EST
Beyonce Knowles, parents, Matthew and Tina Knowles, divorce final

Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles, can now officially count herself as one of the "Single Ladies" of the world.


According, Mathew and Tina Knowles are now divorced. In 2009, the pop superstar’s mom filed for a divorce from her dad, Mathew, weeks after he was accused of fathering a lovechild with another woman.


The divorce case was dismissed last year after both parties were a no show at a scheduled court hearing. But a final decree of divorce was issued last month on November 11, making the former couple’s split official.


In the divorce papers, Tina said her three-decades-long marriage crumbled because of “discord or conflict of personalities,” which “prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.”


Mathew Knowles worked as Beyoncé’s manager from her Destiny’s Child days up until this year when she relieved her dad of his services after switching to new representation with Live Nation and launching her own management company, Parkwood Entertainment.


Tina Knowles was also a founding Team Bey member first as an early Destiny Child stylist and later as co-designer, along with Beyoncé, of their joint clothing line, House of Deréon. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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