Mathew Knowles got married again, but his daughters Beyoncé and Solange missed the ceremony.
When Mathew married his girlfriend Gena Charmaine Avery on June 30, Bey her sister were not among the guests gathered in Houston. Was it a snub to their new stepmom, a former model, or were the girls just busy?
Mathew told Us Weekly that girls’ simply didn’t have time in their hectic schedule to celebrate his nuptials, stating, “Unfortunately, Beyonce and Solange had previous engagements which made it impossible for them to attend.”
Gena and Mathew had been engaged for about a year and a half before getting hitched in their Houston wedding. According to that timeline, he popped the question around February 2012. Supposedly, the pair had been friends before getting together, but he may not have spent much time as a single man.
This is Mathew’s second chance at wedded bliss. He split from Beyoncé and Solange’s mother Tina Knowles in 2011 after 31 years of marriage. Their union fell apart amid news of his extramarital affair, which resulted in him having a child with a former mistress.