It’s no secret that Beyoncé and her father, Mathew Knowles, have had a rocky relationship over the past year. Rumors have swirled that the two haven’t spoken since Bey fired her father as her manager in March 2011. But recent reports claim that the two put aside their differences and finally reunited thanks to the birth of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
According to MediaTakeOut, a source for the gossip site claims that Beyoncé and Mathew haven’t been on speaking terms due to allegations that he stole money from and because he cheated on her mother, Tina Knowles, and fathered a child out of wedlock.
The source explained that Beyoncé initially refused to have her father attend the birth of her daughter, but that “Jay-Z convinced her to invite her father to the hospital and she did.” And apparently, Mathews arrival led to a teary reunion between father and daughter.
“[Mathew] came into the delivery room while Bey was in labor and [Beyoncé] broke down in tears … she cried openly. It was the first time she’d laid eyes on her father in almost a year,” said the source. And apparently there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. “Everyone was crying. I even think [Jay-Z] got emotional.”
If the story is true, we’re glad to see that Blue’s birth could potentially help Beyoncé and her father patch things up once and for all, for the sake of the baby and the family as a whole. Below, you can check out other seven celebrities who have struggled with strained relationships with their fathers. –nicholas robinson