Unfortunately, love couldn’t keep them together after all. Seventies singing sensations “The Captain & Tennille” (aka Daryl Dragon, 71, and Toni Tennille, 73) have filed for divorce after nearly 40 years of marriage.
According to the singing duo’s website, Tennille, 73, met with a divorce attorney in Phoenix, Arizona on January 16, 2014. The somewhat incoherent update on their website reads: “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, & sometimes hidden feelings start to be uncovered when one may read, just a little more into (the popularized, substitute heading appearing just below), stating, for instance: ‘MUSIC HAS KEPT THEM TOGETHER’.”
According to divorce documents obtained by TMZ, Tennille claimed that the marriage was “irretrievably broken.” TMZ also notes that the documents make special mention of health insurance coverage – which may be relevant because Dragon had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (according to Tennille’s blog entry dated Nov. 12, 2009). TMZ has speculated that Toni might have filed for divorce for health insurance reasons: that his coverage might be better if they were divorced.
The Captain & Tennille released their first album, Love Will Keep Us Together, in 1975. During their career, they earned five gold albums, six gold singles, two platinum albums, and one platinum single. Their hits include: “Do That To Me One More Time,” “Muskrat Love,” and, of course, “Love Will Keep Us Together”.