Tina Knowles has her granddaughter Blue Ivy to thank for her marriage to actor Richard Lawson.
According to People Magazine, who spoke with Beyonce’s mother, it was Blue Ivy’s idea for Tina to marry Richard. Blue Ivy brought up the suggestion during a vacation back in September, which started the talk between the couple.
Knowles explained to People Magazine, “Richard said, ‘Oh, Blue, soon. Do you approve?’ And she said yes. That’s the first time we talked seriously about getting married.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Tina Knowles divorced Beyonce’s father Matthew Knowles back in 2011. It was a hard divorce for many reasons, one that included the illicit affair Matthew had with Alexsandra Wright, who turned out to be pregnant with Matthew’s child. Knowles filed for divorce in 2009, and by 2011 the divorce was finalized. The couple were married for 31 years.
That said, Tina didn’t think she would find another love again, but then she met Richard. “There was a time when I doubted if I would find love again. But I was determined to be happy, and God sent somebody into my life. You can find love at any age. You just have to go for it.”
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As the Inquisitr reported, Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson were hitched in April on a 140-ft yacht named Eternity. The wedding was attended by Tina’s daughters Solange and Beyonce, her son-in-law Jay-Z, and of course, little Blue Ivy. The boat was able to hold 300 people even though the couple decided to have an intimate ceremony.
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Back in October, Tina opened up about her relationship with Richard. “It’s been now a year and five months and I’m in a committed relationship with that handsome man! And I’m at my happiest I’ve been in a long, long time.”
Richard Lawson is most recognized for his role in the 1982 cult film Poltergeist. Prior to his marriage to Knowles, he was married to actress Denise Gordy. The couple had one daughter, actress Bianca Lawson.
Beyoncé and Bianca Lawson are stepsisters, Tina knowles (Beyonce’s mom) married Richard Lawson (Bianca Lawson’s dad). pic.twitter.com/uNEe0SpUMP
— Emison (@LisaTiziani) April 20, 2015
Looks like Blue Ivy knew what was best for her grandmother.
[Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris]