Reports: Captain and Tennille are divorcing

Apparently, love couldn't keep them together.

People is reporting that Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon, better known to millions as the 1970s singing group The Captain & Tennille, are divorcing after 39 years of marriage.

A statement on CaptainandTennille.net appears to confirm that a split is in the offing:

"Until Thursday, January 16th, 2014, when Toni Tennile met with a DIVORCE ATTORNEY, in Phoenix, AZ, 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.'"

TMZ spoke by phone with Dragon, 71, who seemed blindsided by the break-up. "I don't know why she filed. I gotta figure it out for myself first."

Dragon and Tennille met in the early 1970s and married in 1974. Their first big hit, the Neil Sedaka-penned Love Will Keep Us Together, stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts for nine weeks in 1975.

Among their other big hits were Do That to Me One More Time and Muskrat Love. They also had a variety show on ABC that ran from 1976 to 1977.


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