Beyonce Knowles has a new stepmother, as her father, Mathew Knowles, has gotten married to former model Gena Charmaine Avery in Houston, Texas. Bey's former manager, who also managed Destiny's Child from their beginnings as a band until their eventual domination of the world, tied the knot with Avery, who is now a licensed realtor, last Sunday (June 30), but kept the union a secret until Friday (July 5), when a representative revealed the news to the Associated Press.
Daddy Knowles divorced from Bey and Solange's mother in 2009
The 61-year-old music mogul has been with 48-year-old Avery for a few years now and the two have been engaged for a year and a half. Knowles and his first wife, Tina, divorced back in 2009 after 29 years of marriage. They had two daughters during that time, Beyonce and her sister Solange, who is also a singer. He also has a son from a relationship with actress Alexsandra Wright that he managed to keep secret from the rest of his family until his divorce in 2009. Avery has no children, but has been married in the past.
Beyonce is believed to have turned down her father's wedding invite
Despite being fired by his daughter two years ago, Knowles is still active within the music industry and remains the head of Music World Entertainment, where he still manages several gospel acts. Among those acts still under his guidance, Grammy-winning gospel act Le'Andria Johnson is probably his most well-known.
No word on whether any of his daughters were at the wedding though, as it seems they are no longer concerned with their father's personal life following his messy divorce from their mother.
Bey fired her dad as manager in 2011