Tina Knowles Lawson on Marriage at 61: ‘You Can Find Love at Any Age. You Just Have to Go for It’

Tina Knowles Lawson
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When you look at Beyoncé and Solange and wonder what they’ll be like in the years to come, you don’t have to look any further than their mother, Tina Knowles Lawson. She is the epitome of beauty and grace at 61 years old, and her recent wedding to actor Richard Lawson proves that flawlessness is hereditary.

The happy couple exchanged wedding vows April 12 aboard a yacht in Newport Beach, Calif., surrounded by family and friends. To say that the wedding was immaculate would be an understatement. In an interview with People magazine, Knowles Lawson discussed her wedding day and finding love again.


“To walk down the aisle and see all my friends and family and to see my handsome man standin’ there, and to know that at 61 you can still find love and have a magical day like that … it was really beautiful,” she said.

Knowles Lawson told the magazine that although she’s known her new husband for decades, it wasn’t until a year and a half ago that they reconnected, and within four months, she knew he was the one.

“There was a time when I doubted if I would find love again,” said Knowles Lawson, who divorced Beyoncé and Solange’s father in 2011. “But I was determined to be happy.”


Although her famous daughters and Kelly Rowland were in attendance, she wanted them to enjoy the wedding and not worry about performing. And if you’re wondering why a woman decided to wear white during her second wedding, Knowles Lawson explained that quite well.

“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 said. “You can find love at any age. You just have to go for it.”


Now, if that’s not inspiration for you, I don’t know what is.

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