8 Times Tina Knowles Lawson Proved She Was 'Flawless'
When She Gave “Single Ladies” Hope That You Can Find Love at Any Age
“There was a time when I doubted if I would find love again. But I was determined to be happy,” she told PEOPLE of her 2011 divorce from Matthew Knowles.
“I want to inspire women. I remember having conversations with my kids and saying, 'Where am I going to meet somebody at 58 years old?' I started doing the things that I loved doing again. I reconnected with old friends that made me happy. And God sent somebody into my life,” adds Miss Tina of finding Richard Lawson, whom she married in April 2015.
“It was important to me to have a wedding and walk in white, because sometimes we feel that at a certain age you should act a certain way,” she says. “You can find love at any age. You just have to go for it.”
When She Schooled Everyone on What It Means to Be an Empowered Woman
“Thank you for showing me that having a presence is far more than the clothes you wear and your physical beauty,” Beyoncé said in a 2016 speech, thanking her mom. “Thank you for showing me to never take no for an answer. Thank you for showing me how to take risks, work hard, and live life on my own terms. To show people how to embrace their complications and see the true beauty and strength that’s inside all of us.”
When She Reminded Us a Breakup Isn’t the End of the World
“I think that everybody at one time or another has been betrayed and lied to, and it’s about the pain, and it’s about the healing process, and it’s about how do you get past that and move on,” she said in 2016. “I remember my first little pity party, and I called [Beyoncé and Solange] crying and, you know, they all came. We had a slumber party: We watched old movies all night and ate ice cream. It was very healing.”
When She Was Like Any Other Proud Mom Posting on Social Media…
“I'm sorry Solange I'm a let you finish, but I have to say that I have to finish and Beyonce and myself and Kelly [Rowland] and [cousin] Angie [Beyince] have often had conversations about you saying ‘we will cherish the day that the world knows how talented and creative and amazing an artist you are’!” she wrote in a message to Solange the day her acclaimed new album A Seat at the Table dropped. “I do believe that the day has arrived thank you Almighty God!!! You are awesome.”
When She Reminded Us It’s Okay to Embrace Sexuality
“When I was asked to do the Sexy Forever Ebony 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,” she said of her sexy July 2015 glossy cover. “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!"
When She Proved She Was the Coolest Grandma Ever
Last Halloween, she, Beyoncé and granddaughter Blue Ivy dressed up as hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa.
When She Made Her Kids’ Dreams Come True
“When we were starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels, they didn’t want to dress four black, country, curvy girls,” Beyoncé said last year. “And we couldn’t afford designer dresses and couture. My mother was rejected from every showroom in New York. But like my grandmother, she used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams.”
When She Showed She’s Her Kids’ Biggest Cheerleader
“I do maybe two to three weeks into the tour, so I can make sure everything's okay, she's okay,” she said about visiting daughter Beyoncé on her Formation World Tour. The famous mom makes it a point to support both daughters’ creative endeavors, most recently cheering on Solange backstage at SNL in November.
When She Slayed in Beyoncé's Goddess-Themed Grammys Performance
At the 2017 Grammy, Miss Tina introduced her eldest's performance of "Love Drought" and "Sand Castles," during which she also appeared in a video montage alongside Bey and Blue Ivy.
"I’m blessed to have daughters, wonderful daughters, all of who make me proud with everything they do. All grammy winners, too. That’s not on the script. I’m proud of their accomplishments, their confidence, their desire to make a difference," she said before her daughter took the stage.
"What makes me most proud — and why I'm here tonight to introduce Beyoncé— is the devotion and love I see in her for her daughter, and the way she has always expressed love to all of those around her. I believe she earned 9 grammy nominations for her Lemonade album because of all of that and more. It’s evident in her powerful words and music. Ladies and gentlemen, with a mother’s pride, my daughter, Beyoncé."