Tina Knowles Wants You To Have The Romance You Deserve

“To walk down the aisle and see all my friends and family and to see my handsome man standin’ there, and to know that at 61 you can still find love and have a magical day like that … it was really beautiful. There was a time when I doubted if I would find love again. But I was determined to be happy…It was important to me to have a wedding and walk in white because sometimes we feel that at a certain age you should act a certain way. You can find love at any age. You just have to go for it.”

Tina Knowles Lawson, mother of our beloved Beyonce and Solange, married actor Richard Lawson earlier this month in a beautiful yacht ceremony the world couldn’t help but swoon over. Knowles Lawson told People, however, that after her 2011 divorce from her daughters’ father, Mathew Knowles, there was a time when she thought she was done with romance. Instead, she fought to create a life that was fulfilling to her (and her language on that topic sounds eerily similar to my own mother’s when she talks about her decades-old divorce), because imperfect paths don’t always have to define us, and crappy ex-partners don’t have to drag us down with them. Her sweet story is a nice reminder that even the worst of breakups can sometimes bring some good with them, no matter where we are in life (it certainly doesn’t hurt to also be a millionaire, but the rest of us just have to make the best with what we’ve got). I’m going to assume her badass daughters are going to be just as fabulous as Tina when they get older.

[The Root]

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