Y'all know I love me some good ole Beyonce related news. I was elated to here that Mama Tina (the nickname the Beyhive gave her, I'm going to have to refer from using Mama Tina in the blog but just know that's what I call her) was gracing the July cover of Ebony Magazine. Something like this was definitely overdue and I'm happy she has the opportunity to share her story. Mrs. Tina Knowles Lawson. She's the mother of Beyonce Knowles Carter and Solange Knowles Ferguson ( The daughter of Agnez Dereon and Lumus Beyince). She 's a fashion designer and a hairstylist at heart.
Mrs. Tina recently remarried this past April to actor Richard Lawson and the wedding looked amazing. Along with becoming a wife again, Tina has been able to embrace becoming a grandmother for a 2nd and 3rd time with the births of Blue Ivy and Titan.
|Tina is showing us how much finer things get with time|
This particular issue of Ebony Magazine is entitled the "#SexyForeverIssue and highlights on how Mrs Tina is 61 and can still bring the fire. She truly does look absolutely amazing. We definitely see who gave Beyonce Giselle and Solange Piaget their fabulous looks.
Being offered this particular cover/issue came as a surprise to Mrs. Tina
"When I was asked to do the Sexy Forever ‘ magazine cover, my first question was, ‘Me really?’ I had some reservations but as I thought of all the women who tell me daily that I have inspired them to live a wholehearted life, which includes your sexuality. I am proud to be 61 years old and to not be putting limitations on my lifestyle. We can still be sexy and vibrant, fashionable, classy and fly until the day we die!”"
To set the stage for her April 2015 nuptials, the family created a private, feature length movie: The Life & Times of BadAss Tenie B & ColdAss Rickey Lee. The release came complete with a red carpet event. Part blaxsploitation spoof, part anthropological family documentary, the film confirms that the story of Knowles Lawson’s life—and her self-possessed “sexy”—began long before the world encountered her gifted offspring. Born in Galveston, Texas, where the Freedman’s Bureau was headquartered after slavery was abolished, and a few hundred miles from mystical New Orleans, where her family is from, one can sense that the newlywed has always conjured a kind of Free Black Woman Magic.
In an exclusive EBONY interview, the enigmatic bombshell lovingly references her “first family” of entertainment and opens up about her life. The last of seven siblings, each of whom has one of four variations of the same last name Boyance (“The hospital told my mama be happy we even got birth certificates.”) “Tenie B,” her nickname since childhood, shares that she was mistreated by Black nuns in elementary school, took off solo to California at 18, and by 34, with little ones in tow, opened one of the biggest, baddest Black hair salons Houston had ever known. In an hours-long interview, and while snuggled under chenille blankets and gazing out at the spectacular view of Hollywood from her home, Knowles Lawson details the major phases of her life that include mothering a global phenom and her multifaceted fashionista sister. Most important, she says, she’s doing all this while still living her own damn life.
I really admire the strength of "CELESTINE BEYINCE" (I bet y'all didn't know that was her government name) One day I hope to thank her personally for raising such amazing daughters and role models. I'm pretty sure Matthew Knowles is somewhere crying in the corner and regretting doing Mama Tina wrong ( he lost a good one )
I look forward to what Mama Tina, aka Empress Creole, aka The Original Queen Bey words of wisdom in this issue and what she has for or us in the future
The Beyhive wasted no time creating fabulous designs of Mama Tina and her family check them out below
Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
xoxo Lela Victoria