We told you so!!! Back in April we reported that Beyoncé’s dad Mathew would be the next member of the Knowles’ clan to wed. Now we’ve learned those nuptials took place last Sunday while the entertainment world was busy with the BET Awards.
Via NYDailyNews reports:
Beyonce has a new addition to her family.
The singer and mother of one now has — a stepmother.
Beyonce’s father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, got married last Sunday. His representative on Friday said he wed real estate agent and former model Gena Charmaine Avery, 48, in Houston. The couple had been engaged for a year and a half.
The 61-year-old Knowles guided his daughter to superstardom with the group Destiny’s Child and later in her solo career. She released him as her manager in 2011.
Beyonce and her rapper husband, Jay-Z, have one daughter, Blue Ivy. Of late, the curvy singer has been brushing off rampant rumors that she’s pregnant.
Knowles, head of Music World Entertainment, still manages several gospel acts including Grammy-winner Le’Andria Johnson. He and Beyonce’s mother, Tina, divorced in 2009 after 29 years of marriage and two children — Beyonce and her sister, fellow singer Solange.
According to TMZ reports Bey and Solo skipped the ceremony:
Mathew Knowles got hitched last Sunday, but TMZ has learned neither of his daughter … Beyonce nor Solange … was in attendance for the big day.
Knowles tied the knot to Gena Avery in Houston, TX following a year and a half engagement.
But the newly-hitched Knowles tells TMZ his famous kids couldn’t make it to the ceremony, saying, “Unfortunately, Beyonce and Solange had previous engagements which made it impossible for them to attend.”
Congratulations to the happy couple. We wish them the best matrimony-dom has to offer.
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