Matthew Knowles
Matthew Knowles

Beyonce Knowles' father selling her souvenirs

BEYONCE Knowles' father has been selling souvenirs from her career in his garden. 

Matthew Knowles - who used to manage Beyonce and her sister Solange - reportedly held a yard sale outside his home in Houston on Friday (19.12.14) at which he was looking to offload a number of items from her early years including a huge poster on sale for $200 and tour books for $20 apiece.   

According to gossip website TMZ, the 63-year-old businessman - who managed Beyonce's group Destiny's Child, which featured Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams - was also selling a Solange CD for just $1.96.   

A source told the publication that Matthew rejected an offer from a buyer to purchase the Beyonce poster for $145, insisting he wanted $200 for it.   

As well as Beyonce souvenirs, Matthew - who was fired as the 33-year-old brunette beauty's manager in 2011 - was also said to be selling other non-celebrity items such as office furniture.   

This comes as former lingerie model TaQoya Branscomb is said to be seeking child support from Matthew after he underwent a DNA test earlier this year that showed a 99.998% certainty that her child, four-year-old daughter Koi, is his.

In 2010, Matthew acknowledged that he fathered a son, four-year-old Nixon, with Alexsandra Wright after being hit with a paternity suit and was ordered by a court to pay $12,000 a month in child support.  

However, this was later reduced to $2,485 a month as Matthew claimed his income had significantly decreased, stating he earned just $127,000 in 2013, a huge drop from the $3 million a year he made when managing Beyonce.  

Matthew's admission he had fathered Nixon resulted in his 30-year marriage to wife Tina Knowles ending in 2010, but he remarried, to Gena Charmaine Avery, in June 2013.



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