Beyonce Knowles has a new stepmother – as her father Mathew Knowles has tied the knot to Gena Charmaine Avery.
The star’s pa and former manager wed last Sunday, according to The Associated Press, following an engagement that lasted a year and a half.
Mathew split from Beyonce’s mother Tina in 2011 after 31 years of marriage. They had had two children together – the ‘Run The World’ singer and fellow warbler Solange.
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Avery, who is 13 years younger than 61-year-old Mathew, is a realtor, and the pair’s nuptials are thought to have happened in Houston, Texas.
Beyonce’s professional relationship with Mathew ended when she released him as her manager, and it is not known whether or not she and Solange were at his wedding to Gena.
He remains in charge of Music World Entertainment, where he manages a string of gospel acts. He also formed a girlband, From Above, who entered The X Factor last year but did not progress further than Boot Camp.
Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z released his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail this week, on which she features.