Beyonce’s dad has remarried. Following the words of his talented daughter, “if you like it then you should have put a ring on it,” and that is exactly what 61 year old Mathew Knowles has done. The 61 year old CEO of Music World Entertainment has officially tied the knot with 48 year old Gena Charmaine Avery, a former model and currently a Realtor.
The two newlyweds had a private ceremony in Houston on June 30, only immediate family were in attendance. Mathew Knowle’s spokeswoman Priscilla Clarke confirmed the marriage to E! News.
That attendance did not count Beyonce herself, who had a prior engagement which prevented her from seeing her dad “put a ring on it” and became a remarried man.
Beyonce and her sister Solange both had events scheduled prior to the event that prevented them from seeing their father remarry. “Unfortunately, Beyoncé and Solange had previous engagements which made it impossible for them to attend,” Mathew told E! News.
There is some debate as to whether or not Beyonce intentionally skipped out on her father’s wedding. Her website reported that she had the night of her dad’s wedding off from her “The Ms. Carter Show” world tour.
Other possibilities for her skipping out on her father’s wedding include taking care of her daughter Blue Ivy, or promoting her husband Jay-Z’s album Magna Carta Holy Grail. That album is scheduled to hit stores July 8.
The marriage comes just two years after Mathew Knowles and Beyonce’s mother divorced in 2011, they were married for 31 years.
Also in 2011 Beyonce decided to let her father go and hire a different manager for herself.
We at the Guardian Express wish the new couple the best of luck moving forward.
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