Tina Knowles

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Tina Knowles
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Tina Knowles
Born Célestine Ann Beyincé
(1954-01-04) January 4, 1954 (age 60)
Galveston, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Fashion designer
Spouse(s) Mathew Knowles (1980-2011, divorced)
Children Beyoncé Knowles (b. 1981)
Solange Knowles (b. 1986)
Labels House of Deréon

Celestine Ann "Tina" Beyincé; born January 4, 1954) is known for her House of Deréon and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles fashion brands. She is perhaps best known, however, as the mother of singers Beyoncé Knowles and Solange Knowles, and is the ex-wife of Mathew Knowles, who managed Destiny's Child and then Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland until 2011.

Life and career[edit]

She was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Agnès Dereon and Lumis Albert Beyincé. Her ancestry includes African, French, and 1/16th Irish.[1] Tina's rise to prominence came as costume designer for Destiny's Child. In the early days of her daughter's career, when money was limited, she created outfits that the members wore on-stage and to events. Knowles filed for divorce from Mathew Knowles for having an affair with actress Alexsandra Wright in December 2011. The divorce was finalized in 2013.


  1. ^ "A Peek into Blue Ivy Carter's Past". The Huffington Post. AOL. January 12, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 

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