Tina Knowles-Lawson And The Second Chance

Tina Knowles, the mother of Beyonce and Solange and a successful designer, found her way to happiness at the age of 62.

Who says there aren’t second or even third acts in life? At age 62, Tina Knowles-Lawson has found love again, gained a devoted social media following and discovered that living your life inprayer, peace and purpose will have a payoff.

The 62-year-old has the ultimate grown and sexy crowd in the palm of her hand. Her fans know her well. They’ve followed her journey close enough to know that her parents, Lumis and Agnez, had deep roots in Louisiana and that Tina’s mother was a renowned seamstress who provided the inspiration for Tina and Beyonce’s House of Dereon collection. They know all about her romance with IBM executive Mathew Knowles. They know she rolled up her sleeves and designed clothes for Destiny’s Child — her older daughter’s singing group—and that she was the one who gave the group its name, look and impeccable manners. They know Mathew, as the manager, drove the group to unprecedented success. And they know that while Knowles-Lawson never sought the limelight, she contributed to the group’s accomplishments while still running her flourishing hair salon in Houston.

Two years ago, something wonderful happened: a second chance at love. In 2015 Miss Tina (who had divorced Mathew’ in 2011) married her longtime friend, actor Richard Lawson.

Many women and men follow her monstrously popular Instagram feed (@mstinalawson). Checking her out on social media is like haring the best piece of peach cobbler or slice of chicken-fried steak: it’s sweet, salty, elegant and familiar.

Whether sending shout-outs to her fellow Houstonians, discovering a new art gallery or restaurant, giving back to her community or receiving the key to Galveston, Miss Tina keeps us spellbound.

This spiritual sister can testify that, yes, you can find love at any age. You can also step into your greatness on your tenns. Tina Knowles-Lawson shared her Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop recipe for success: “I try to just think that whatever I’m going through at the time, this too shall pass, so I don’t just give up and quit.”

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