The Captain and Tennille file for divorce

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The Captain and Tennille file for divorce

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jan 23, 2014

The Captain and Tennille, the ‘70s/early ‘80s music and TV stars best know for their Grammy-winning hit “Love Will Keep Us Together,” have filed for divorce after 39 years of marriage.

Toni Tennille, 73, filed for divorce from Daryl Dragon on Jan. 16, the Prescott, Arizona, City courthouse confirms to People. The couple, who have no children, are longtime residents of the state.
Dragon told 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.
A mini bio on their web site has already been changed to refer to the couple as exes. The Web site also contains this odd statement: “Until Thursday, January 16th, 2014, when Toni Tennille met with a divorce attorney, in Phoenix, AZ, everything relating to 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, and sometimes hidden feelings start to be uncovered.”
They released their first album in 1974, and won their Grammy the following year in the Record of the Year category. Dragon also produced the song.
The duo’s other hits included “Do That To Me One More Time,” “The Way I Want To Touch You,” “Shop Around” and “Muskrat Love.” They hosted their own television variety show, which ran on ABC for one season from 1976-77.
“Tennille revealed on her blog in 2010 that Dragon was suffering from a neurological condition similar to Parkinsons that causes him to have tremors, which she said were ‘pretty severe at times’ and interfered with his ability to play the keyboard,” People reports.
Their web site describes his diagnosis as “some sort of Parkinsonism condition . . . enough of a handicap to stifle (stop) his keyboard playing.” It also says he first noticed tremors on his left side in 1995, and they have since spread, with the web site reporting “the right side of his body is in 'full-tremor-mode' as well.”
Phyllis Stark

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Scripps Media.