The singing duo of “Captain and Tennille” has announced that they will divorce. Toni Tennille, age 73, has filed for divorce from her husband, “Captain” Daryl Dragon, age 71, after 39 years of marriage, according to ABC News reports on Jan. 22.
Tennille went public in 2010 over her husband’s struggles with Parkinson’s disease; a neurological disorder that causes uncontrolled body tremors.
Dragon’s wife indicated that the tremors were making it increasingly more difficult to play the piano due to the progression of his disease.
According to ABC News of Tennille's statement, "[His condition] causes him to have tremors...pretty severe at times," she wrote. "Some days he does pretty well.... other days his playing is severely compromised"
The “Love Will Keep Us Together” couple was a 70s hit favorite on television, albums and sought after to sing for dignitaries; they sang for President Ford and Queen Elizabeth II in 1976.
The popular “Captain and Tennille” ABC-TV show ran on air for a year.
The “Do It to Me One More Time” soft-rockers created a melody line up of songs throughout their careers; the couple did not have any children.
What are your thoughts over the news of their divorce after 39 years of marriage together?
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