Tina Knowles, the mother of singers Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, has opened up about life after her divorce with Matthew Knowles, this time in an interview with T.D. Jakes on his talk show “T.D. Jakes.”
“I have always believed in life after divorce, although there was a period of time when I wondered, I had doubts.” Knowles, 62, said. “You know, I was 59 years old and was so engrossed in my work. I was running the company, I was doing all these other things and working,” she continued.
“I just didn’t think that there was any way that I could meet someone,” said Tina, who was married from 1980 to 2011 to talent manager Mathew Knowles, the father of Beyoncé and Solange. “So I started by falling in love with myself again. That was really important,” she went on to say, which the live audience greeted with a round of applause.
Tina married actor Richard Lawson in 2015, two years after they began dating. Because of that marriage, she is now the stepmother of actress Bianca Lawson.
Tina and Mathew Knowles were given a final decree of divorce in November 2011 after 31 years of marriage. The couple separated in 2009 following a revelation that he was going to have a child with former “Scrubs” actress Alexsandra White. Mathew and White’s son, Nixon, was born in February 2010.
According to legal documents, Tina described the marriage as “insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities,” according to the Daily Mail.
Matthew managed Beyonce’s mega-popular group Destiny’s child, after the dissolution of which he went on to manage members Beyoncé, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland in their solo careers.
The entirety of Tina’s interview with T.D. Jakes will air on Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The “T.D. Jakes” show, a newly syndicated program, premiered last month.