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Captain & Tennille

Divorcing

Love WON'T Keep Us Together

1/22/2014 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Say it ain't so ... there's no Muskrat Love left for Captain & Tennille ... they're getting divorced ... and the Captain tells TMZ he didn't see it coming.

Toni (Tennille) filed legal docs in Arizona, claiming the marriage was "irretrievably broken."  They've been married for 39 years.

If you don't know ... you should.  They had a string of hits in the 70s, including "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Muskrat Love" and  "Do that to Me One More Time."

They were discovered by Neil Sedaka at The SmokeHouse restaurant in Burbank, near NBC.

Daryl Dragon (The Captain) is 71.  Yeah, it's Dragon.

Daryl tells TMZ ... "I don't know why she filed.  I gotta figure it out for myself first."  He also said they're still living together in the same house.

According to the divorce docs, obtained by TMZ, there's special mention about health insurance coverage, and that seems relevant, because in 2009 Toni blogged that Daryl had been diagnosed with Parkinson's.   In 2011 Toni updated the message, saying Daryl's tremors were so bad he was embarrassed to go out in public ... to restaurants, the movies, etc.

Here's what's unclear -- whether it's possible Toni really filed for health insurance reasons ... whether his coverage might be better if they were divorced.

The blog has an update on Jan 16, 2014, saying "The Captain & Tennille appeared to the public as them being the ideal model for a 'rock-solid' married pair.   But almost all people naturally evolve over time, & sometimes hidden feelings start to be uncovered ..."

It's a sad day for muskrats.




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31.

Doodlebug    

Gotta love the Dorothy hamill hair cut

187 days ago
32.

stellastar    

Really sad, one of them probably cheated. :-(((

187 days ago
33.

zombie    

I thought those two old fossils divorced in the 80's.

187 days ago
34.

SoManyIdiots    

New album coming? Need some PR?

187 days ago
35.

johnnyboy    

I guess some sweet talkin' guy came along, singing a song, and Tennille messed around, she just wasn't strong.

187 days ago
36.

Denver    

It's awful that a couple together so long is divorcing. It's even worse when one of them has no idea why!!

187 days ago
37.

Usagi-chan    

It doesn't matter. Age doesn't matter. When you're out of love your out of love.

187 days ago
38.

Luz    

Ridiculous divorcing after 39 yard together!

187 days ago
39.

Lori Peltier    

After so many years together why? Aren't they a bit old to divorce??

187 days ago
40.

Jamey Hunter    

I thought they were already divorced. Oh well, it's really their private business.

187 days ago
41.

boo boo    

She's effing someone else.

187 days ago
42.

melodyann    

As a kid my parents loved the captain & tonille. This was the Hollywood couple who actually worked hard for a living & versus today's celebs ( Brittney spears etc) who prefer to lip synching & use special computer enhancements to appear as though they can sing, yet can't . This is not aimed at all singers/celebs, just most.

187 days ago
43.

thehoch    

I guess they didn't want to "Do That To Me One More Time" even one more time.

187 days ago
44.

F'U    

Wow! Marriage is like a really big investment,u invest time,money,companionship,not knowing when it's time to cash out on your returns.

187 days ago
45.

melodyann    

As a kid my parents loved the captain & tonille. This was the Hollywood couple who actually worked hard for a living & versus today's celebs ( Brittney spears etc) who prefer to lip synching & use special computer enhancements to appear as though they can sing, yet can't . This is not aimed at all singers/celebs, just most.

187 days ago
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