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The Real Reason Beyonce's Parents Divorced

By MARENAH DOBIN

Beyoncé is notoriously tight-lipped about her private life, except for when she sings about it. Her "Lemonade" album chronicled her husband Jay-Z's infidelity, but he's not the only guy in her life who has struggled with adultery — Beyoncé's own father, Matthew Knowles, also has a complicated past.

It's been said that Matthew Knowles fathered two children with other women while still married to Tina Knowles-Lawson, Beyoncé's mom. Matthew denied being the father of Alexsandra Wright and TaQoya Branscomb's kids, but even when the truth came out, it took a couple years to finalize his and Tina's divorce.

Despite the mess surrounding their spit, the couple said at the time, "The decision to end our marriage is an amicable one. We remain friends, parents, and business partners." They added that "If anyone is expecting an ugly messy fight, they will be sadly disappointed. We ask for your respect of our privacy".

Beyoncé has never confirmed that she has a strained relationship with her father, but she and her sister Solange were notably absent from his 2013 wedding to Gena Charmaine Avery. Beyoncé did attend her mother's wedding to actor Richard Lawson in 2015, and Tina has spoken about her daughters supporting her.