Gena Charmaine Avery

Gena Charmaine Avery Is Beyonce’s New Stepmother

Gena Charmaine Avery and Mathew Knowles got married in Houston, Texas last Sunday, giving Beyoncé the one thing nobody wants in this world — a brand new stepmother.

48-year old real estate agent Avery is reportedly a former model. Of course, as music fans probably already know, 61-year-old Mathew Knowles isn’t just Beyoncé’s dad — he was also her manager until 2011.

In that rather tumultous year, Beyoncé’s parents were divorced after 31 years in the wake of her father’s affair. Mathew Knowles reportedly fathered a child with Scrubs actress Alexsandra Wright.

The actress has reportedly alleged that Mathew Knowles wanted her to give away the baby. Wright eventually filed a paternity suit to prove that he was the father and to collect child support.

Although Beyoncé has denied being estranged from her father and former business manager, she doesn’t seem to have acknowledged his new marriage in public.

Did Beyoncé or her sister Solange even attend his wedding to Gena Charmaine Avery? Right now, no one seems to know the answer to that question — or, if they do, they’re not telling.

The energetic 31-year-old singer might have been preoccupied with other things. Just knocking down “is she or isn’t she pregnant?” rumors could begin to seem like a fulltime job for Beyoncé.

She’s also busy with the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, which performed Friday night in Oklahoma City.

Mathew Knowles himself is still the head of Music World Entertainment. He doesn’t manage any more acts the size of his daughter’s, but he does still have some gospel and soul musicians remaining in his fold.

Mathew Knowles’ new wife is quite a bit younger than he is but at 48 she’s still a bit older than I would guessed for a second marriage. What about you? Are you surprised to find out that Mathew Knowles has married Gena Charmaine Avery?

UPDATE: Mathew Knowles has now issued a statement acknowledging that Beyoncé and Solange Knowles did not attend his wedding to Gena Charmaine Avery, which you can read right here.

[Beyoncé photo by s_bukley /]