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Captain & Tennille Getting a Divorce After Nearly 40 Years of Marriage

Captain Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Here we thought that love would keep them together.

But Daryl Dragon and Cathryn "Toni" Tennille, the couple better known as singing duo Captain & Tennille, are getting a divorce after more than 39 years of marriage.

Tennille filed for divorce on Jan. 16 in Prescott, Ariz., according to Rumorfix, which was first to report the sad split news. She and Dragon do not have any children.

Captain Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

The pair married in November 1974 and released their debut album, Love Will Keep Us Together, featuring their hit title cover of the Neil Sedaka tune, the following year.

"Love Will Keep Us Together" stayed atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for nine weeks and won the Grammy for Record of the Year.

Their other major hits during their hey-day included "Muskrat Love," "The Way I Want to Touch You," "Shop Around" and "Do That to Me One More Time," another No. 1 hit.

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Captain & Tennille continued to do TV specials, tour and record for years, but slowed down over the past decade and retired to Prescott. 

Tennille, 73, revealed in 2010 that Dragon, 71, was suffering from a neurological disorder whose symptoms were akin to those of Parkinson's disease.

"Many of you know he is dealing with a neurological condition (not Parkinsons, but something similar) that causes him to have tremors...pretty severe at times...that interfere with his ability to play keyboards," she wrote on her blog. "Some days he does pretty well...other days his playing is severely compromised. His condition is exascerbated by any kind of stress, and worrying about his ability to play has made his condition worse. Also, his sister, Carmen, passed away recently, and he is trying to deal with that loss in his own way. I hope all of you understand that he would be there if he could, but it isn't possible this time. Maybe next year."

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