Last weekend, Beyonce’s dad and one-time manager, Mathew Knowles, married 48-year-old Gena Charmaine Avery, a former model. That makes Blue Ivy’s step-grandma only five years older than dad Jay-Z.
Knowles and Avery were engaged for a year and a half and finally tied the knot in Houston, Texas, where Beyonce and her sister Solange grew up.
Both of Beyonce’s parents were closely involved in her rise to stardom. Mom Tina designed costumes. Her father managed her career through the Destiny’s Child years. As we learned in the HBO documentary “Life is But a Dream,” it was a tough decision to part ways with him in 2011. That same year Beyonce’s parents divorced after 31 years of marriage.
Mathew Knowles is still in the music business — just not involved with one of the biggest acts on the planet. He manages gospel acts as head of Music World Entertainment.
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