On December 2012, radio personality Tom Joyner and fitness instructor Donna Richardson announced that they were separating after 12 years of marriage. Despite the announcement, their divorce was finalized six months prior in May, according to TheJasmineBrand.com. The cause of the split was a rumored third party, and speculations say that the third party in question was Joyner's fellow radio personality, Claudia Jordan.
It was Donna who initiated the divorce, and not long after the couple separated, Tom and Claudia were seen dating in public, as reported by BiJog.com. The amount agreed in the divorce settlement is not publicly known, as both parties decided to keep the information along with the other details of the divorce from the media. The couple did not have any children.
Tom Joyner owned two companies — multimedia company Reach Media Inc. and website BlackAmericaWeb.com. While still married to Donna Richardson, Tom was said to have sold 53 percent of the two companies' stock shares to radio broadcasting giant Radio One for $56.1 million, according to EurWeb.com. Due to the fact that the shares were sold while Tom's and Donna's marriage was still in effect, Donna was said to have rights to the sale, and wanted part of the Radio One stock sale amount as part of the settlement, as reported by RadioFacts.com.