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Beyonce‘s mom, Tina Knowles, has filed for divorce from her husband of 29 years, Mathew Knowles.

The divorce papers were filed with the Harris County Court Clerk on November 11, shortly after Mathew was named in a paternity suit filed by Alexsandra Wright. The Los Angeles woman claims that he is the father of her unborn child.

“The decision to end our marriage is an amicable one. We remain friends, parents, and business partners,” the couple said in a statement to the Associated Press on Friday. “If anyone is expecting an ugly messy fight, they will be sadly disappointed. We ask for your respect of our privacy as we handle this matter.”

Both parents have been very involved with Beyonce’s career. Mathew has been her longtime manager, while Tina designed many of the costumes she has worn over the years.

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