Beyonce’s father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, cheated on Tina and welcomed a child into the world with his mistress at the time, Alexsandra Wright.
Tina would later divorce Mathew, and Beyonce would fire him as her manager. Mathew has since moved on, marrying another young woman named Gina Avery earlier this year.
Wright, who has reportedly been fighting Mr. Knowles in court for child support, released an open letter to gossip site Sandrarose.com.
See clips of Wright’s letter below:
“It is with a heavy heart we must head back to Superior Court to continue the fight for the rights of my son Nixon Knowles, who has proven to be Mathew Knowles’ biological son. My family and I have exhausted every non-legal avenue to urge Mathew to be a responsible father and to follow the stipulated judgment we reached together, which was approved by California’s Superior Court.
“I am deeply saddened that our personal business is being aired in such a public forum. As a result of false statements made by sources very close to our situation, rumors and innuendos are openly being spread about my son and me. Naturally the negative words affect both of our families, children and careers. Therefore, I find it unavoidable to remain silent.
“In the beginning, Mathew and I had a working relationship that encompassed mutual respect and professional admiration. When I met him I already had a very successful and financially viable professional career. He positioned himself as a mentor to me and someone that I could turn to for business advice. As time passed, our relationship turned into a very close personal one.
“I never wanted or intended to hurt anyone in the process.
“I regret the pain that I have contributed to his family and to my own family. I have the utmost respect and admiration for both of his daughters – they are both lovely women. I also regret the pain that this situation has caused his ex-wife, Tina, and very much wish one day I will get the opportunity to tell her personally.”