Beyonce’s father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, tied the knot last Sunday.
Mathew’s rep said he married former model and real estate agent Gena Charmaine Avery, 48, in Houston.
Knowles had reportedly been engaged to Avery for over a year.
Mathew Knowles and Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles split in 2009 after 29 years of marriage. They have two daughters, Beyonce, and singer Solange Knowles.
Tina filed for divorce after learning that her husband had fathered a secret son with an actress named Alexsandra Wright.
Mathew, 61, helped guide his daughter Beyonce to stardom when he manager her career with the group Destiny’s child. She released her father as her manager in 2011, with rumors she also cut personal ties with her dad.
Mathew Knowles spoke of severing ties with his daughter, stating, “It was hard for me to let her go — it was hard for both of us to let each other go. And let’s be clear on that. She didn’t let me go, we both let each other go. That’s a big difference.”
Beyonce and her rapper husband, Jay-Z, have one daughter, Blue Ivy. Sources reveal that Mathew has never even gotten to meet his granddaughter.
Knowles, head of Music World Entertainment, manages several gospel acts including Grammy-winner Le’Andria Johnson.
Neither Beyonce and Solange attended their father’s wedding.
Mathew said, “Unfortunately, Beyonce and Solange had previous engagements which made it impossible for them to attend”.
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