Is This The End? Are Tom Joyner And Donna Richardson Calling It Quits?

December 22, 2012  |  

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Well, it was good while it lasted. I guess. Maybe.

The NY Daily News is reporting that radio personality Tom Joyner and his wife, fitness guru and ESPN correspondent Donna Richardson, are no longer together.  A source has told them that Joyner and Richardson split up weeks ago in a “mutual but not exactly amicable” decision.  They’ve been married for 12 years.

The source also added that there were “outside parties” involved which lends to this divorce.  One can only assume that “outside parties” are another man or woman, suggesting that there was infidelity. This could get ugly, folks.

Unfortunately, I’m not able to hear the Tom Joyner Morning Show where I live anymore but I’d heard that he hadn’t been mentioning Donna’s name on the show as often as he used to. At one point, Tom would add a “You know, Donna and I…” to just about every sentence.  They’ve always come across as a really good couple so it is unfortunate to hear that it has come down to this.

The couple have no children and neither Tom’s nor Donna’s reps returned calls or emails from the Daily News.

Did you think they’d make it or were you one of the people who didn’t really see how the two of them got together in the first place?

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  • chosenbyheart1

    Based in the radio show today Tom has a 6 year old son outside of the 12 year marriage.So confirmed some infidelity did go on. In my area we dont hear the show either but now I follow via i tunes radio.

  • customcalendars4u2

    I always said that Donna marrying Tom was just a lateral move for her career and as a socialite. They were an odd couple at best, she the Buns of steel workout fanatic and he the pale faced slothingly lazy radio personality. I bet she will now get knocked up with twins by some buffed Beast!

  • missundastood1511

    Wow, after 12yrs? This had to be in the making for a while. Wow, Ya just never know.

  • DH

    Seriously Tom & Donna were so odd together. Maybe it was the age thing, or the fact that he looked like her daddy. Or the fact that she looks so good and he’s up there in age and his body looked nothing like hers. He was completely out of his league. She needed a younger man

  • ReaderInMI

    Well this may boost his ratings.

  • jaimuziq

    Tom hasn’t mentioned Donna on his show in about 2 years, he used to always talk about how romantic Valentine’s Day was and etc but he’s been silent. I wonder if he’ll talk about his breakup like he talks about everyone else’s, we’ll find out when he returns from his Christmas vacation.

  • BinkiBianca

    Um, they have a little boy together They were on the cover of Ebony a few years ago with him I believe…

  • She stuck it out waaaaaay longer that I thought. I mean the man’s a pile of mush!!!

  • CriticXtreme

    Tom Joyner can barely see, walk, etc., how could he…???

  • flyer27

    well, i need a sugar mami after all. Donna Richardson, i’m on my way to pluck them cobweb baby girl.

  • I wonder would he like if Steve Harvey interview his wife

    • customcalendars4u2

      If Donna didn’t have some class or if the price is right we all just might get to find out,but it’s not like Tom Joyner was on Steve Harvey’s ex-wife side,because from what I can recall he seemed to be attacking her during that interview…

  • roc2

    who cares, we more important things to think about including the Fiscal Cliff and Gun Control.

    • FemmeFatale

      True, but you’re on the wrong damn site if you’re looking for meaningful discussion in regards to the topics you’ve listed. Would you go to a political site complaining there’s not enough celebrity news on there??

  • currvalicious

    I never saw them as a match, however opposites do attract (well supposedly). Wonder why they never had children.

  • CriticXtreme

    She smiles too hard and you never ever marry the young joints. When the universe blesses a black man with riches, you obligation is to keep those riches. Too many black men act like they’re scared to be alone and in the end it’s like paying a prostitute one lump sum for 12 years of service. And it’s not worth it when someone hotter is turning 18 every 13 minutes!

  • Viagra…
    The key to a happy May/December romance…

  • Tyrone

    Tom is a fat unattractive man. Donna is a fit attractive woman.

  • Tyrone

    They were a physical mismatch. Not surprised.

  • missthang84

    if u can’t say anything good don’t say anything at. all so mum is the word. but that dress wow

  • jandrea310

    I know one thing she need a boost in that dress a fit woman like her boobs should not sag

    • Ms_Mara

      She’s in her early 50’s so I guess gravity catches up to us all. 🙂

      • jandrea310

        Now you know she should know better right

        • Just Thinkin’

          HE should have known better. since she wasn’t playing on HIS team.

    • customcalendars4u2

      You’ve been so brainwashed with images of perfectly round,perky,plastic surgery generated images of D-cup boobs that you forget what a natural woman’s body looks like. Donna looks great and is healthy, I totally admired the fact that she didn’t get caught up in that delusion of what Hollywood says is beautiful.

      • heyheynow

        exactly this article is about them breaking up and you’re talking about her boobs wth…I liked them together and Donna does look great

  • another bites the dust

    Didn’t see how they got together in the first place but b/c they were I was pulling for them…hate to hear this as I hate to hear of any other marriage couple break-ups. Marriage really does work! 🙁

  • I thought they were divorced.

  • They were a mis-matched pair from jump. Still its very sad though.

    • Kellz


    • DoinMe

      Yeah, I always thought she was an opportunist and used Tom. He seemed more smittened with her, than she was of him.

    • Mia

      I saw an old interview he did with Marvin Gaye and he was actually quite good looking in his day. I thought they were cute together.

  • JaneDoe

    Damn homey.. Say it isn’t so.. I like them together. Sigh, another one bites the dust


    I reeeeally thought they would make it. (Seriously, No sarcasm) I hate to hear this. ;-(