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Family Drama: Solange and Beyoncé refused to attend Matthew Knowles Wedding

Matthew Knowles had a big day on June 30, but two very important parts of his life were not there with him. Beyoncé and Solange Knowles apparently didn’t show up at their dad’s wedding.

Matthew Knowles married his fiancée, Gena Avery, last Sunday in Houston, Texas. The couple had dated for a year and a half before tying the knot, but he told TMZ his daughters apparently had better things to do than show up at his wedding.

“Unfortunately, Beyoncé and Solange had previous engagements which made it impossible for them to attend,” he said.

Solange and Beyoncé’s father divorced their mom, Tina Knowles, back in 2011, although she was the one who had originally filed for divorce in 2009.


Avery is a 48-year-old model–turned–real estate agent who is now the stepmother of one of the biggest superstars in the world.

Beyoncé does have a good excuse for missing the wedding. She is currently out on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, and while she didn’t have a concert on June 30, she was in Las Vegas on June 29 and Los Angeles on July 1.