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Beyonce's Mom Files for Divorce

12/18/2009 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Beyonce Knowles' mom -- the original costume designer for Destiny's Child -- has filed for divorce from her husband Mathew Knowles.

Beyonce

Tina Knowles
filed divorce papers in Harris County, Texas last month, in an attempt to end their almost 31-year marriage. In the documents, it says Tina and Mathew "ceased to live together as husband and wife on or about January 5, 2009" -- the exact day of their 30th wedding anniversary.

Back in October, Mathew was hit with a paternity lawsuit from a woman who's not his wife -- no word if that affected Tina's decision to pull the plug.

Mathew has been Beyonce's manager for years, so there could be a ton of cash up for grabs in the split.

The couple has two children together: Beyonce and Beyonce's younger sister.

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Bird    

Daaaaammmmmnnnn! Yall are cold blooded for referring to Solange as Beyonce's little sister. She is a d-list celeb in her own right. Ok z-list, but you know what I mean. Don't change it though. That's funny.

1719 days ago
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Bird    

As for the divorce, it's about time. Matthew is 1st cousins with the devil.

1719 days ago
3.

Winnie    

Tina to Mathew:
"To the left. To the left.
Everything you own in the box to the left."

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

1719 days ago
4.

love her!    

LOL Beyonce and her younger sister..What's that one's name?? Syringe, cringe, sponge, solong. Mr Knowles is blessed his wife didn't beat him in the face with a golf club or b. take off with him in the back of a truck to fling him aside. Way to take the high road. Kudos!

1719 days ago
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Ziggy    

Yeah, after a while you let go of whoring men. Once the trust is gone, what's left? He probably doesn't know these younger women are very attracted to his wallet. But he probably flashes around his wealth in order to attract the young hotties in the first place. Either way, he won't have a dedicated partner who loves him in his corner anymore. So the hotties must be worth it.

1719 days ago
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Taxcut    

Praying Tina doesn't leave Matthew! I they are so wonderful together. Tina will not do it.

1719 days ago
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Vinny    

And let's not forget the other daughter Matthew Knowles fathered...Kelly Rowland.

1719 days ago
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Eric    

Poor girl (Beyonce's little sister). Her name is Solange TMZ. LOL. So Beyonce's mom and Beyonce's dad are getting a divorce? And it was filed in the county that's home to the city where Beyonce grew up? And in the state where Beyonce was born? You know Beyonce's nephew is the son of Beyonce's sister. Beyonce's mom has a niece that sometimes works as an assistant for Beyonce and Beyonce's little sister. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are two women who use to be in a group with Beyonce.
Beyonce, Beyonce, Beyonce, Beyonce. :) BEYONCE!!!!!!

1719 days ago
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bubba    

Der. He's black. That's what they do.

1719 days ago
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Frankie J.    

Wow! Harvey, Beyonce must have some pretty good "people" because no one has ever bothered to tell that she is Tina's nicee. Well, you heard it hear first! The story as told by her "other" auntie is that the mother (Tina's sister" was on some serious drugs back in the day. So much so that child services took Beyonce and her sister and placed them with other family. Apparently, Beyonce's birth mother permanently scared little Beyonce's toe.

1719 days ago
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kbn    

good for Tina...

1719 days ago
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Jena    

AHAHAHA "Beyonce's younger sister"

1719 days ago
13.

lia    

Beyonce's younger sister has a name!

Solange Knowles

1719 days ago
14.

sharon    

Not suprised...listen to the song "Lost Yo Mind" by Beyonce. She
says: "I know how my mama felt gettin' ran over..."

1719 days ago
15.

me so horny    

HEY TMZ STAFF, WHY DON'T YOU GUYS BE FARE AND GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT'S DUE. MEDIA TAKE OUT WAS THE FIRST TO REPORT THIS STORY!

1719 days ago
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