Tina Knowles-Lawson, the mother of Beyoncé, has filed for divorce from her second husband, actor Richard Lawson. The two have been married since 2015.
Knowles-Lawson filed legal documents on July 26, 2023, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the cause for the split, according to TMZ. The fashion designer and famous mom has asked the court to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to her or to Lawson.
While it’s the end of an era for the power couple, Knowles-Lawson and Lawson have shared wonderful moments in their lives throughout the years and launched memorable projects together, including their Wearable Art galas to support WACO Theater Center in Los Angeles.
Here’s a brief look back at some of their happiest times together.
After finalizing her divorce from first husband, Matthew, in 2011, Knowles-Lawson started dating the All My Children veteran actor in 2013. They made a striking pair at the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation’s Angel Ball in New York City in 2014.
On April 12, 2015, Knowles-Lawson and Lawson exchanged “I do’s” on a yacht in Newport Beach, California. The entire wedding party sported white attire. That same year, the couple launched their star-studded Wearable Art Galas, an annual benefit that benefits the WACO Theater Center, which they founded as co-artistic directors. The lavish events support the company’s artistic and youth mentorship programs.
Knowles-Lawson and Lawson were all smiles with her daughter Beyoncé and granddaughter Blue Ivy at the 67th NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron Vs. Team Stephen on February 18, 2018, in Los Angeles.
On April 25, 2019, Lawson and Knowles-Lawson joined her daughter from another mother, Destiny's Child alum Kelly Rowland at the Annenberg Space For Photography's 10-Year Anniversary Celebration And Exhibit Opening of Contact High & Photoville in Century City, California.
To celebrate seven years of marriage on April 12. 2021, Lawson revealed in an Instagram post that his and Knowles' love story actually began 39 years ago when he met a not-yet-married Tina through his late sister Gwen.
Knowles extolled the praises of married life during an appearance on the Tamron Hall Show in April 2022. "I’ve known Richard for 40 years, and when we reconnected, it was...I felt like, a gift from God," she said. “After 33 years [with Matthew] I always planned on, if it was in God’s plan, to get married again because I like being married.”
For the fifth anniversary of Wearable Art Gala, Knowles and Lawson hosted a Black Renaissance Harlem theme with vintage automobiles and 40-foot-tall backlit backdrops featuring notable arts institutions like the Savoy Ballroom, Apollo Theater and the Cotton Club, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
On Thursday, July 20, 2023, Knowles-Lawson and Lawson were a strong force together at the premiere of A Different World alum Glynn Turman’s new documentary, The Legend of Glynn Turman, in Los Angeles.
On July 26, 2023, Knowles-Lawson filed for divorce in an L.A. court. While she’s asked for her name to be restored to Celestine Knowles, she still has her Instagram moniker as MsTinaLawson.