Tina Knowles-Lawson has filed for divorce from All My Children actor Richard Lawson after eight years of marriage.
The fashion designer – and mother of superstar musicians Beyoncé and Solange Knowles – cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, according to her petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday and obtained by The Times.
The co-founders of Wearable Art Gala were married on April 12, 2015 and she gave their date of separation as Tuesday.
Knowles-Lawson, 69, who filed for divorce under her real name Celestine Lawson, is asking the court to restore her former surname – Knowles – which she took from her first marriage to Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé and Solange’s father . (She and the singers’ former manager divorced in 2011 after 31 years of marriage.)
She and Lawson, 76, have no children together and she petitioned to remove the court’s ability to award spousal support to both of them. They are still busy organizing their property, including assets and debts, the filing said.
Earlier this month, burglars stole a safe containing more than $1 million in cash and jewels from her Hollywood Hills home while she was out of town. Investigators told the Times they are examining security camera footage of the home and neighboring properties. In April, a man was arrested after damaging Knowles-Lawson’s mailbox.
The couple was last seen together on it Instagram Feed in March, when she posted a photo of them at the Vanity Fair Oscar party with a rundown of their fashion specs: “I’ve never been one to waste good light!!!” So we had to with my boyfriend last night take a picture at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. @mrrichardlawson,” she wrote.
In 2021, the ‘Poltergeist’ and ‘For Colored Girls’ actor revealed that he was first introduced to his wife-to-be by his sister when Knowles was married to Beyoncé and pregnant.
“I thought you were one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever met. Stunning.!!” he wrote in an anniversary post Instagram Contribution to a wedding portrait by the water. “What was so striking was that her beauty was only ever enhanced by her incredible heart, compassion, empathy, generosity and philanthropy. You were pregnant and married to Beyonce at the time, so my incredible attraction to you at the time could only live in my imagination.
“As we have remained friends over the years, I have watched with great joy as you become the ultimate mother, particularly to your own daughters but also to the way you mentor and nurture women around the world.” , he wrote, adding It’s taken 32 years for my attraction to you to come full circle. The wait was worth it.”
Lawson was previously married to actress Denise Gordy from 1978 to 1989 and the former couple have daughter Bianca Lawson and son Ricky Lawson together.