Beyonce and Solange Knowles' father, Michael Knowles, got remarried on Sunday, June 30 to former model Gena Charmaine, but neither daughter attended the nuptials. In a statement, Michael explained why his two children couldn't make it to the affair, saying: "Unfortunately, Beyonce and Solange had previous engagements which made it impossible for them to attend."
Previous engagements. Sure they did.
It's no secret that Beyonce has had issues with her father in the past. The singer fired Michael as her manager in March of 2011, the same year he and Beyonce's mother, Tina, got divorced. At the time, Beyonce said that the decision was strictly a business one, telling Us Weekly: "I've only parted ways with my father on a business level. He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me." But her decision to not attend her own father's wedding makes it seem like there's more to the story. In fact, I'm not one to gossip, but there have been rumors that the reason Michael and Tina Knowles got divorced is because he cheated on her and fathered a love child with a mistress. So yeah, I could kind of see how there would be hard feeling there.
I can understand Michael being a bit embarrassed and not wanting to flat-out say that his kids just didn't come to his wedding. But come on, Michael, who do you think you're fooling? Your children are Beyonce and Solange. If they want to be somewhere, they could easily make it happen.
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