Beyoncé's Father Weds Former Model

Mathew Knowles and Gena Charmaine Avery tied the knot in Houston last Sunday. 

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Mathew Knowles (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé's father and former manager, married Gena Charmaine Avery in Houston last Sunday, his representative told the Associated Press.

The couple had been engaged for about a year and a half. Knowles and Beyoncé’s mother, Tina, divorced in 2011 after 31 years of marriage.

The 48-year-old Avery is a realtor. The 61-year-old Knowles guided his daughter to superstardom with the group Destiny’s Child and later in her solo career; she released her father as her manager in 2011.

Knowles, head of Music World Entertainment, still manages several gospel acts including Grammy-winner Le’Andria Johnson.

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