Awkward! In a new interview, Mathew Knowles opened up about his recent reunion and reconciliation with daughter Beyonce and confessed that he sometimes confuses his new wife with ex Tina.
On Beyonce and Jay-Z’s last concert as part of their highly successful On The Run II tour in Seattle, papa Mathew, who had a blowout with his daughter, showed up with roses and they made peace.
Talking to the media, the manager explained how he pulled off the surprise and shared Queen Bey’s reaction.
Mathew had this to say: “It was a warm and endearing, positive moment. I went to Seattle. It was the last show of the tour, and I wanted to surprise her by bringing her a dozen lovely red roses. So, I sat in the dressing room area. She didn’t know I was out there. Tina was out there, and some other folks were out there, and Beyonce came out, and there I was. She gave me this huge hug that only daughters can give to their dads.”
Asked what did he tell his superstar daughter, he explained: “The conversation was more of her being surprised that I was there and then Beyonce wanted to take a photo of the three of us. That was important to us, to her and important to all of us. She told me she was happy that the tour had come to an end, but she was also sad that the tour has ended because she will miss her fans.”
Now, here is the interesting statement from Mathew that will make Tina’s new husband, Richard Lawson, roll his eyes again this week.
Mathew stated: “I have to pause because my wife is named Gina, so I sometimes get the Tina and the Gena confused. We’ve never been enemies. I’ve always had nothing but positive words for Tina. We see each other, and we talked to each other for many days, and that’s all that matters to us.”
Mathew and Tina divorced in 2011 after 31 years of marriage — he cheated with two other women and had a son, Nixon, and a daughter, Koi, both eight years old.
Mathew eventually married Gena Avery in 2013.