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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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Carl    

It is really sad when it happens to people married that long. A two year Hollywood marriage I couldn't care less about, but nearly 40 years? That is kind of depressing.

170 days ago
2.

MendiMayhem    

awww that sucks

170 days ago
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BobbyC    

There is no hope for the rest of us.

170 days ago
4.

liveguy12    

WHO?!

170 days ago
5.

TMZizCrazzzyYo    

crazy

170 days ago
6.

Patch Eye Punk    

Who and who????

170 days ago
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b    

Really poor writing. What are their real names? Who is Toni and is that a first or last name? Who is Daryl? Daryl Hannah? What's she got to do with it?

170 days ago
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Gsharon 710    

Not a good day now. I hope they find happiness again in this life. (sniff)

170 days ago
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Janice    

I Love That Song ( LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER ) 70'S so sad they or getting divorce after 39 years :'(

170 days ago
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billybob    

Who TF are these idiots?

170 days ago
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Mimi    

Okay....all you young uns out there - Captain and Tennille were huge in the 70's - they had their own show and some hits on the radio. Married that long - it's a sad day!

170 days ago
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writenow    

He doesn't know why she filed? Maybe because she is tired of him not listening to her.

170 days ago
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Lolly    

I seem to remember reading something about Daryl having Parkinson's Disease and that it has progressed to the point where he has problems playing his keyboards. I wonder if his illness or depression over his illness has caused problems for them. Very sad for those of us old enough to remember them. They always seemed genuinely happy. Daryl also performed with the Beach Boys and so did Toni at times.

170 days ago
14.

JimmyCrapCorn    

She is obviously diddling the pool boy. Why else would you bother divorcing at that age?

170 days ago
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Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

Who the **** are these random white people?

170 days ago
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