As people evolve over time, it’s not uncommon for them to reconsider their marriage and the feelings they have for their spouse. While this might not be the case for everyone, some people might find themselves questioning whether they should stay in the marriage or if they would be better off filing for divorce. This can oftentimes come as a huge shock to many people, especially if the couple seems like the most unlikely to file for divorce.
Such may be the case for many people here in Fort Lauderdale who may have been shocked recently by the news that Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon filed for divorce. Best known for their 1970’s hit “Love Will Keep Us Together,” the couple’s recent decision to split shows that even a 39-year marriage can sometimes end abruptly.
Seventy-three-year-old Tennille filed for divorce on January 16 and, according to reports, indicated that health insurance coverage may have been a factor in the couple’s split. This might come as news to Dragon, also known as the Captain from the famous singing duo, who is said to have told reporters recently that he wasn’t sure why his wife of so many years filed for divorce. Possibly fueling the speculation that health insurance is at the heart of the separation is a 2010 blog post written by Tennille in which she explained to readers that Dragon had started exhibiting symptoms of a neurological condition similar to Parkinson’s disease and was experiencing tremors.
Regardless of the reasons for separation, discussions about property and asset division could make the divorce process incredibly contentious. That’s because, according to another news source, it’s likely that the couple made much of their wealth after they married in 1975. It’s quite possible that much of their property and assets will be considered marital or community property and might be subject to equitable distribution. This might not sit well with Dragon who, if his health continues to fail, may need additional funds to help pay for medical treatment down the road.
Source: The Washington Post, “Captain and Tennille, musical duo of the ’70s, divorcing after 39 years of marriage,” Diana Reese, Jan. 23, 2014