This definitely wasn’t on my 2023 Bingo Card… Tina Knowles Lawson has filed for divorce from her husband Richard Lawson after 8 years of marriage.
Apparently, things went downhill fast because Mama Tina filed for divorce from the actor on Wednesday (July 26) and listed their date of separation as Tuesday (July 25).
Tina Knowles Lawson listed irreconcilable differences as the reason for the demise of her marriage.
In her petition, Tina asked the court to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to her or Richard.
Tina and Richard tied the knot in April 2015.
On one of their recent anniversaries, Richard Lawson took to social media and wrote a heartfelt message to his wife.
Dear Teene B,
39 years ago my sister Gwen (RIP), your best friend, introduced us.
I thought you were one of the most beautiful women I had ever met. Breathtaking.!!
The thing that was so striking was that your beauty continued to be enhanced by your incredible heart, compassion, empathy, generosity, and philanthropy.
You were pregnant with Beyonce at the time, and married, so my incredible attraction for you then, could only live in my fantasy.
As we remained friends throughout the years, I took great pleasure in observing you become the ultimate mother, especially for your own daughters, but also for the way you care for and nurture women all over the world.
It took 32 years for my attraction for you to come full circle.
It was well worth the wait.
You’re a revolutionary, visionary, incredible artist, a fashion icon, a leader, a cultural beacon, a hot sexy ratchet God warrior, and only second to God, You are my wife.
How highly favored Am I???
See his original post below.
While the news of their divorce comes as a surprise to many…others believe the writing was on the wall.
Tina Knowles Lawson was previously married to Mathew Knowles for 31 years (1980-2011).
Richard Lawson was previously married to Denise Gordy for 11 years (1978-1989).
From their union, they welcomed daughter Bianca Lawson (“Queen Sugar”).
Richard also has a son, Ricky Lawson.
I wish Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson the very best as they begin a new chapter in their lives…separately.