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Captain & Tennille Divorcing: Love Couldn’t Keep Them Together — Exclusive

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 at 1:32 pm
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RumorFix has exclusively confirmed that the 1970s singing duo Captain & Tennille is getting a divorce.

The couple, who is responsible for such classic hits as “Love Will Keep Up Together” and “Muskrat Love,” is breaking up after 39 years of marriage.

DOCUMENTS: CAPTAIN & TENNILLE DIVORCE DOCS

The Prescott, Arizona City Courthouse tells RumorFix that Toni Tennille, whose real name is Cathryn Antoinette Tennille, filed for divorce against Daryl Dragon on January 16.

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According to court documents obtained by RumorFix, Toni claims the marriage is “irretrievably broken and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation.”  She is requesting that neither party get spousal support, but that they split community property.

Arizona law, allows a divorcee to continue to keep insurance on their ex-spouse’s policy.

That could be important because in  2010 Toni revealed Daryl was suffering from a neurological disorder with  symptoms similar to those of Parkinson’s disease. “Many of you know he is dealing with a neurological condition (not Parkinsons, but something similar) that causes him to have tremors … pretty severe at times … that interfere with his ability to play keyboards,” she wrote on her blog. “Some days he does pretty well…other days his playing is severely compromised. His condition is exacerbated by any kind of stress, and worrying about his ability to play has made his condition worse.”

They have no children. Toni is 73 and Daryl is 71.

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    • One who got screwed.

      Tennile is a cunkt.

      • QueeRevolutionary

        Calling a woman a vagina is not insult you schmuck

        • One who got screwed.

          Blow me schmuck, the cunkt could never sing.

    • Kathleen Schoen

      There may be estate-driven reasons behind this divorce….

      • bob

        They seemed like such a loving couple. I remembered
        watching their show back in the 70s…I hope they remain together because he will need her help but here again maybe she cannot “deal” with him and his health problems…Really sad…just when you need your spouse the most they leave you… but maybe he drove her away. We just don’t know.

      • barbecuesteve

        My thoughts exactly. This is the band breaking up. Given her other comments and actions I doubt she is totally “bailing” on him. This is getting financial affairs in order.

      • Rebekah

        I read in another article that they’re getting divorced so he will end up with better health insurance to help with his Parkinson’s.

    • ScrppyKoKo

      So her Husband gets a nervous disorder and she BAILS??????? Are we getting the Whole Story or is she just a Typical B?????

      • alanposting

        Do we EVER get the real news…….about anything?

        • Rumor Fix

          We strive to get to the truth.

      • Robimar45

        Scrppy..I think there is more to the story than bailing out of a bad marriage. They have been together too long to say she doesn’t love him anymore and is a B????..I would think it is a financial decision.. reporters might not think the reason is worth news.

    • joe

      it’s not the size of the ship, it’s the captain….

    • ELLEN

      TO ALL YOU NASTY POSTERS : YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY ARE BREAKING UP. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CALL HER NASTY NAMES AND YOU MIGHT JUST WANT TO FIND OUT IF YOU ARE TRULY INTERESTED AS TO WHY THEY ARE BREAKING UP. STOP THROWING NASTY WORDS AROUND HAVE A NICE DAY

    • tudor

      I read somewhere that sometimes older couples are forced to do this when one partner suffers from a medical condition that can cause health costs to skyrocket. This might be the only way for the two of them to protect their marital assets and provide him the care that he is in need of.

    • sparrowlord01

      I have the whole set of their old show in DVD and I tell ya. I never thought they would ever split up… It’s a shame… They were my #1 top artists back then and still are today.

    • bob

      I guess love won’t keep them together lol

    • Brad Goren

      In order for him to get hospital care , he needs to be broke, or they keep taking his money to pay. if they divorce, she can squirrel away half, and they are under no legal obligation once he runs out of person resources (money)

    • Ray Mercier

      So every now and then he comes up with a Killer Keyboard solo…..

    • Carol Jones

      How can the captain&tennille get a divorce when that isn’t his real name its a hoax for publicity now if it was gary r bowden at clarksburg wv marketing in business for himself and whatever her real name is I would say its true but its not