Tina Knowles, aka Beyonce’s mum, looks gorgeous every day, but on April 12th she looked absolutely stunning as she wed actor and long time friend Richard Lawson aboard a yacht in Newport Beach California. The happy couples vows were witnessed by family and friends which included her famous daughter Beyonce, son in-law Jay-Z, daughter and solo artist Solange, as well as disco diva’s Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. They were also supported by Richards daughter, Bianca Lawson (The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars) and long time friend, hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson. The newlyweds looked very much in love with Tina telling people.com “It couldn’t have been more perfect”.
Over the past several years, Tina’s life has had it’s fair share of ups and downs. “There was a time when I doubted if I would find love again,” said Tina, who was previously married to Beyonce and Solange’s father Mathew Knowles. According to dailymail.co.uk Tina decided to divorce her husband after 31 years of marriage when it was revealed Mathew had fathered a child with former Scrubs actress Alexsandra Wright. When Alexsandra’s son Nixon Knowles was born, paternity tests confirmed Knowles was the father. Once all the sordid details were finally revealed, Tina filed for divorce citing Mathews affair with Wright.
After her heart breaking divorce, Tina took the time to reavaluate her life. Anyone who has separated or been through a divorce would be able to relate to Tina’s situation. As she told madamenoire.com on October 2014, “I just really had forgotten how to live. I had just lost all of myself so I realise now that part of the low self-esteem was, yes, being 58 and having to start all over again”. So embrace life she did, Tina started reading art books, travelling and surrounding herself with people who made her laugh, including good friend Richard Lawson. A year and a half later Tina realises “I’m in a committed relationship with that handsome man! And I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long, long time”.
So as all the world has found out, Tina and Richard have announced their love in a ceremony surrounded by their family and friends, on a beautiful yacht bobbing in the tropical waters of Newport Bay, California, on a cool afternoon all dressed in white. And after all the drama her life has seen recently, Tina can now enjoy all that life has to offer. For one woman who has found herself and love again, Tina is an inspiration to us all. Kindness, affection, romance and love, it is out there, somewhere you least expect it. It is just waiting for you to find yourself first, so that when you are ready, you can give part of yourself to another.
“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.” – unknown.
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