For those who grew up singing “Do That To Me One More Time”, or remember their first love because of “Muskrat Love” or “Shop Around,” they may be disappointed with how the relationship between Cathryn Tennille and Daryl (The Captain) Dragon is ending up. According to a recent ABC News report, the couple better known as “The Captain and Tennille” is breaking up. Tennille, who lives in Arizona, recently filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
The two were married in 1975, the same year that they won a Grammy award for their hit song “Love Will Keep Us Together. While not much else has been reported as far as reasons behind their split, it is rumored that Dragon’s continued health problems contributed in some way. Tennille wrote in a blog in 2011 that his tremors (due to a neurological ailment) made it extremely difficult for him to play keyboards while she sang, and he was also embarrassed to go out in public.
Another rumor suggests that the divorce is likely a strategic move to help Dragon become eligible for continuing medical care. Some speculate that Tennille’s continuing income may disqualify him from certain long-term care programs. In the meantime, neither party has called for spousal support, and the couple has no children.
Given their relative positions in life (She is 73, he is 71) it is unlikely that there will be protracted litigation with this divorce. An uncontested divorce is one where both parties agree upon how assets will be divided and whether spousal support will be paid.
Source: ABC News.com, “The Captain and Tennille headed for divorce,” Felicia Fonseca, January 23, 2014