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Stranger than fiction: The Toni Tennille-Justin Bieber Miami connection

This Oct. 25, 1995 file photo shows Toni Tennille, left, and Daryl Dragon, the singing duo The Captain and Tennille, posing during an interview in at their home in Washoe Valley, south of Reno, Nevada. Court documents filed by Tennille in Arizona say that her marriage to Dragon is irretrievably broken and cannot be reconciled. The two have been married for more than 38 years. The popular 1970s pop duo's hits include "Love Will Keep Us Together," which earned a Grammy for record of the year in 1975.
This Oct. 25, 1995 file photo shows Toni Tennille, left, and Daryl Dragon, the singing duo The Captain and Tennille, posing during an interview in at their home in Washoe Valley, south of Reno, Nevada. Court documents filed by Tennille in Arizona say that her marriage to Dragon is irretrievably broken and cannot be reconciled. The two have been married for more than 38 years. The popular 1970s pop duo's hits include "Love Will Keep Us Together," which earned a Grammy for record of the year in 1975. AP

Talk about the stars aligning.

Toni Tennille owes Justin Bieber a big muskrat-love kiss.

When news broke in January 2014 that the ’70s singer was splitting with her husband and Captain & Tennille partner, Daryl Dragon, after 39 years of marriage, something else way more momentous happened in the celebrity world: Bieber was arrested for DUI after getting pulled over for drag racing on Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach after a fun-filled night out at SET.

Most of us know the rest of the story. What we don’t know is that because of the media ruckus, the pop star unwittingly helped the Dragons’ divorce story die down.

“For one day, we were the No. 1 trending topic on social media, which just shocked the heck out of me,” Toni, who is based in Lake Mary, Florida, told The Arizona Republic. “Luckily, the next day, Justin Bieber got himself arrested for doing something in Miami, bless his heart. It kind of quieted down after that.”

The 75-year-old Alabama native is currently promoting her self-titled memoir.

She’ll be in Orlando on Saturday, tweeted Tennille, who is very active on social media and often posts about her life in Florida.

No singing to speak of, though.

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