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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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121.

Bud Short    

Insurance reasons sounds like a logical reason, Toni is more than 2 years older than Daryl, it's not like a young chick leaving some old fart.

273 days ago
122.

Julie    

Thank you, Mr. Obama! You have created such great health care! I wouldn't be surprised if your mandates had something to do with this.

273 days ago
123.

Janet Phillips    

I am so sad. I love their songs. I wish them both the best and much love to all the muskrats out there. :)

273 days ago
124.

Rambo    

How about this: Everyone mind their own business and stop acting like old wash women. Leave them be!

273 days ago
125.

fred     

There not Divorcing, it's just a plot to get coverage

273 days ago
126.

tie    

So much for better and for worse Toni....

273 days ago
127.

Judith Warren    

what a sad day in music they made such funny songs i thought they last foever

273 days ago
128.

SuperDave    

Looks like the Captain is getting demoted. Sad. Marriages don't last anymore. If only people would remember why they got together in the first place. Marriage could be such a beautiful thing and it can be the wrong thing for many. Wish we can all just find happiness and stick with it.

273 days ago
129.

MickyC    

Muskrat love has turned into muskrat roadkill.

273 days ago
130.

Yurra Knutz    

What's love got to do with it?
The song is a lie.
Ball slapping, bed breaking, boinking to the point of dehydration but you don't care monkey sex will keep you you together.
imo

273 days ago
131.

woolly -Bear    

That's just ****ing Gross man. Married, Yes married. Holy smokes.. Gees..

273 days ago
132.

LovingLife     

Doesn't anyone stay in love anymore? (that was a great song also) :)

273 days ago
133.

MAZ    

That's what happens when one gets caught making big eyes at other women

273 days ago
134.

Douglas Kepanis    

This is likely a Medicaid divorce. He has Parkinson's disease and they are likely trying to preserve their assets.

273 days ago
135.

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273 days ago
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