Letoya Luckett and husband announce divorce and 'hope to be co-parent': 'Love Always'

Letoya Luckett and husband announce divorce and 'hope to be co-parent': 'Love Always'


LeToya Luckett and her husband Tommicus Walker are calling it Quiet.

On Monday, the former Destiny Child member, 39, and a 40-year-old entrepreneur from Texas, announced that they were divorcing after three years of marriage and four months after the reception of son Tyson Wolf.

Luckett posted a statement to her Instagram account along with a family photo of the couple along with son Tysun, four months and daughter Gianna, two. 


"After very prayerful consideration, Tommicus and I have decided to get a divorce," she wrote, sharing a photo of the two and their children Tysun, 4 months, and Gianna Iman, 2. "It is my deepest desire for us to be loving co-parents and keep a peaceful environment out of respect for our children."

"Please understand our need for privacy," she ended the note, captioned "Love always 💔." "Thank you in advance for your prayers, support & space to heal as we tread through this challenging time."

Walker shared a similar message, describing their decision as "very difficult."

Walker, 40, shared a similar message on his Instagram. 

"We remain committed to our family as co-parents and we ask that you please respect our privacy and the safety of our children at this time," he wrote. "We happily remain committed as caring friends with great love and respect for one another."

'This was a very difficult decision,' the Texas entrepreneur wrote. 'We remain committed to our family as co-parents and we ask that you please respect our privacy and the safety of our children at this time.

'We happily remain committed as caring friends with great love and respect for one another.'

News of their split comes just four months after they welcomed their son Tysun Wolf.

Sharing an animated image of a baby's feet on social media in September, the singer wrote: 'TYSUN WOLF WALKER Overjoyed! Thank you Heavenly Father.'

The couple went public with their romance in August 2017 when Luckett revealed they were engaged and they tied the knot that December. 

They welcomed their first child, daughter Gianna, in January 2019. 

Walker also has a daughter, Madison, from a previous relationship. 

This is Luckett’s second marriage. She was previously married to motivational speaker Rob Hillman in 2016. The marriage only lasted for a reported two months before it was annulled.

The news of their divorce comes just months after the singer announced the birth of their son in September.

Luckett was one of the original members of Destiny's Child with Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Roberson, when the group was formed by Beyonce's dad Matthew Knowles in 1993. 

After the group's first two albums were released and they started to enjoy success, Luckett and Roberson sought their own representation.

In the midst of the group's rise to stardom in 2000, Luckett and Roberson were fired and replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin.

They filed lawsuits against Mathew Knowles, Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland, charging them with breach of partnership, among other claims. They eventually dropped their case against Beyonce and Kelly, and settled their case out against Mathew out of court. 

Franklin exited the group after just five months. 

Luckett went on to enjoy success as a solo artist, releasing the studio albums between 2006 and 2017.

"God, thank you for blessing our son to arrive healthy, strong, & full of light," Walker wrote on Instagram then. "Very proud moment for us. Looking forward to the memories we create & the dad/son talks. Love you little King Tysun 💙."

Walker and Luckett tied the knot in December 2017 at an intimate wedding in Texas Hills Country. They went public with their relationship in August 2017 before after he surprised her with a proposal on her birthday.

"Immediately the chemistry was there," Luckett told ESSENCE at the time of their engagement. "We started talking and laughing. He's from Texas just like me."

"Talking to him felt like being home again," she added. "We talked for a few weeks and he still didn't know what I looked like or my full name or anything like that."