Beyonce's parents Mathew and Tina Knowles divorce after 31 years of marriage

It's been a slow process, but Beyonce's parents Tina and Mathew Knowles have finally divorced after 31 years of marriage.
The couple were issued a final decree of divorce in a Texas court last month - two years after stylist Tina originally filed legal papers.
The couple separated in 2009 after it emerged Mathew - who managed his daughter until earlier this year - had fathered a love child.

Tina's original divorce filing came just a month after it emerged Mathew, 60, had fathered a child with former Scrubs actress Alexsandra White, who was pregnant at the time.
White, 40, gave birth to their son Nixon on February 4 2010 following an 18 month affair with Mathew.
Although he initially denied he was the father, a DNA test later proved otherwise.
In March, Beyonce severed business ties with her father, but insisted she was not estranged from him on a father-daughter level, despite her parents' split.
Mathew had managed Beyonce's career from a teen wannabe to girl group bandmember with Destiny's Child to superstar solo singer.