Although Knowles decided to tune out her failing marriage by keeping busy and focusing her energy on beauty school and Destiny's Child, the fruits of her labor were still not enough to keep her marriage going.
Knowles explained that the realization that her marriage was doomed to end brought on a feeling of low self esteem.
Just when we thought the Knowles family couldn’t possibly get any cooler, Solange Knowles went ahead and married video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Sunday in the most hipster-glam-chic wedding imaginable. In a 2013 interview, Knowles revealed that she had gone after Ferguson from the start.
Ferguson, 51, has a long list of collaborators, including John Legend and Katy Perry, but he has also done a fair amount of work for his new in-laws, directing the videos for Beyoncé‘s songs “Party” and “Dance for You,” as well as some of Jay Z‘s older hits, like “Feelin’ It.” The newlyweds are famously private, but here are three things to know about the man who has been dating Knowles since 2008. “In the beginning, I was the one who approached him, so I have always sort of historically been one of those girls that goes after something that I’m into,” she said. Ferguson and his two brothers are sons of Winifred Hocker Ferguson of Richmond, Virginia., and the late William Alfred Ferguson Sr., reports. RELATED: 7 Things That Happened at Solange Knowles’s Wedding 3. A rarity in today’s society, no Instagram or Twitter account can be found for Ferguson, and Knowles likes it that way.
"[Divorce] does something to your whole self-esteem and psyche, because I had been married for 33 years..." she explained. when something strikes you like that, it takes the breath out of you. I let myself feel sorry for myself for a minute and then I said, 'you know, I'm so blessed to have all the opportunities that I have. We had this great lunch and he said, 'I want to support you during [the divorce.] I'm going to come to Houston.' So he came to Houston, I went to LA afterwards, and it's been now a year and five months.
And I don't have the right to feel sorry.'" Knowles' resilient attitude towards her struggles eventually led her to find love again at the age of 60. I'm in a committed relationship with that handsome man!
“The beauty of Beyonce’s music is she explores those themes in an idiom that is accessible to everyone. That’s what it’s designed to be.” “I know there are people who will say using Beyonce is just a cheap way of trying to get people in the church,” Harmon added.
“But Jesus used very provocative images in the stories he would tell to incite people to ask hard questions about their own religious assumptions.
He has been in five celebrity relationships averaging approximately 9.4 years each. Beyonce is hardly the first celebrity to buy a religious site.Katy Perry has been involved in a contentious lawsuit with nuns over an 8-acre convent she purchased.Knowles' new love is now "All My Children" and "Dynasty" actor Richard Lawson whom she knew for 33 years prior to their dating. Although Knowles' quest to find love again began with Lawson and her friend trying to set her up with another man, "God's timing" -- as Knowles describes it -- led Lawson to her. Beyonce's reported purchase comes just weeks after a San Francisco church held a Mass devoted to the music and accomplishments of Beyonce.