In 2010, Beyonce was shocked to learn that she had a secret brother, after her father, Mathew Knowles, admitted that he had fathered a child with actress Alexsandra Wright. This allegedly was the main factor in his divorce from his wife Tina after 31 years of marriage.
Now, it seems that Beyonce may have yet another sibling she knows nothing about! Mathew Knowles was recently hit with a paternity suit from 30-year-old TaQoya Branscomb of Houston, Texas.
Buzzfeed reports that Branscomb, a former lingerie model who is now a real estate agent, claims that Knowles is the father of her daughter, and she is demanding he take a DNA test to prove paternity. Her lawsuit seeks child support and legal costs.
Earlier this year, Knowles managed to reduce his support for his son after claiming a substantial reduction in his income. He said that he was no longer Beyonce’s manager and was only earning $127,000 a year, a long way from the millions he once earned.
It has also emerged that he has been missing out on other payments for his four-year-old son Nixon. Knowles says his expenses are $51,000 a month, and he has to sell off his assets to make up the difference.
TMZ reported that he managed to convince the judge that he had been overpaying until now, and he should have only been paying around $2500 a month. The judge agreed, and as a result, Knowles will not have to pay anything for the next three years.
Alexsandra told Inside Edition’s Jim Moret during a TV interview, “You’ve seen more of my son than he has,” referring to Knowles lack of contact. She said she was using “food stamps to survive” after it was revealed he owed $32,135.90 in child support.
In 2009, Beyonce’s mother, Tina, divorced her husband because of his affair with Alexsandra. When their father re-married former model Gena Charmaine Avery last June, Beyonce, 32, and sister Solange, 27, didn’t attend the wedding.