Beyonce and Solange’s mom Tina Knowles is officially single. The former House of Deréon fashion designer filed for divorce from actor Richard Lawson after 8 years of marriage.
According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Knowles, 69, filed for divorce on Wednesday citing irreconcilable differences.
The divorce filing comes 2 weeks after Sandrarose.com was first to report that Tina Knowles was back on the market.
In her divorce petition, Knowles asked the court not to award spousal support to her or Lawson, 76. She also asked for her name to be restored to Celestine Knowles.
Speculation ran rampant when fans noticed that Lawson did not attend any of his stepdaughter’s Renaissance European concert tour dates despite being in Cannes, France at the time.
They also noticed that Knowles dropped Lawson’s last name from her Instagram handle.
Then someone broke into Knowles’s Hollywood Hills home earlier this month and stole over $1 million in cash and valuables. Fans wonder if the burglary and the couple’s breakup are connected.
Beyonce’s fans are saddened that her mother is lonely again after going through two divorces. Knowles divorced Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles, after he fathered two children out of wedlock.
Knowles recently shared an Instagram video which she says was recorded “months ago” during happier times.
In the clip, she dances to Beyonce’s “Break My Soul” while singing the chorus: “You won’t break my soul!”
Knowles captioned the video:
“My niece sent this to me this morning!!! She said it inspires her to fend off the haters when they try to get to her. . . I recorded it months ago . But I needed to see this old post myself today !! I refuse to let anything break my soul! I will live my life to the fullest ! I will continue to treat people the way I want to be treated! I will be as happy and healthy as God intends for me! I will always put God first . I will learn from my mistakes and I will continue to be an optimist ! Above all I will not let anyone Break My Soul. How about you?”