I thought this story sounded familiar, and that’s because it is. Back in October of last year, there was a big rumor that Beyonce was going to fire her dad-manager Matthew Knowles because of his lying, cheatin’ heart, and because of a then-pending paternity suit involving an LA actress named Alexsandra Wright. Well, as it turned out, Matthew was the baby-daddy, DNA tests confirmed. That happened back in March – and over the weekend, Page Six had another big story about how Bey and her daddy aren’t even speaking to each other anymore, and her management team at Columbia is beginning to worry.
Beyonce Knowles is still refusing to speak to her dad and manager, Matthew Knowles, after he fathered a love child with a woman 20 years his junior — and suits at her record label fear the rift could damage her career.
The superstar singer was horrified when it was alleged last year that Matthew had an 18-month affair with 38-year-old Alexsandra Wright and DNA tests confirmed he’d fathered her son, Nixon, while still married to Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles.
Now, sources tell Page Six that relations between Beyoncé, who is very close to her mom, and her father have reached such a low point that executives at her label, Columbia, are worried.
Matthew guided Beyoncé’s career through her days with Destiny’s Child and is still her manager. But one music industry insider said, “Beyoncé was horrified to find out her dad cheated on her mom. She always looked up to him, and she is very close to her mom, so this has hit her really hard. She is refusing to speak to him, which is making things difficult where it comes to managing her career. Some people at Columbia now think it would be better to move him aside.”
Former “Scrubs” actress Wright filed a paternity suit last October, and a DNA test taken in March confirmed that Knowles was the father of Nixon, who was born on Feb. 4. A judge ordered him to pay $8,200 a month in child support on an interim basis.
Wright, a Los Angeles-based branding executive, claimed that Matthew Knowles, who was married to Tina for 29 years, had an affair with her for a year and a half. Tina filed for divorce last November. Wright and Matthew are now in the final stages of negotiating a child support settlement.
A rep for Beyoncé said: “There is no merit to this. This is absolutely false.” Matthew Knowles didn’t get back to us.
[From Page Six]
I really don’t know. It’s not like these sources are coming out of Bey’s entourage, you know? She keeps her sh-t tight, so it seems like the gossip is coming out of her record label and their fears that Matthew’s drama is going to end up hurting Beyonce. They should be worried – Beyonce is one of their biggest money-makers, and they probably want to be involved in all of her decisions. But, just a guess, I think Matthew Knowles will not now, nor will he ever, go away quietly. He was a big part in getting Bey to where she is now, and he’s not going to step aside without it being some big deal. Plus, I’m not sure if I buy that he and Beyonce aren’t speaking. Their relationship has always seemed like she just does whatever he tells her to do. And I don’t see that changing.