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Beyonce's Parents Finalize Divorce

Mathew and Tina Knowles officially end marriage after 31 years

December 19, 2011 3:00 PM ET
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Matthew and Tina Knowles attend daughter Solange Knowles' birthday party in Los Angeles.
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Beyoncé's parents, Tina and Mathew Knowles, have finalized their divorce. The couple, who married in 1980, filed for divorce back in 2009. According to TMZ, Tina stated that the marriage ended as a result of "discord or conflict of personalities" which prevented them from "reasonable expectation of reconciliation."

Both of the Knowles have been instrumental in the successes of their daughters, Beyoncé and Solange. Mathew Knowles managed his daughters' careers until earlier year, when Beyoncé moved on to new representation from Live Nation. Tina Knowles has worked a stylist for her daughters and co-created the House of Deréon clothing label with Beyoncé.

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