Beyonce's Younger Sister Solange Knowles Talks About Being Married And Divorced At Just 21
Solange is featured in the current issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine..
Inside the issue, she dished on being married and divorced by age 21, co-parenting, growing up in the industry and whether she will allow her son to follow her music footsteps.
Excerpts and more pics below:
On being married and divorced at a young age: “I was lucky with Julez,” she reflects. “I was completely lost when we moved to Idaho, out in the country, and I devoted everything to him.” The marriage didn’t last, though, and Knowles filed for divorce in 2006. “In a lot of ways, emotionally and mentally, I feel far older than 27,” she says. “Just going through a marriage and a divorce—which I essentially did by 21—will give you an insane amount of perspective on life.”
“We co-parent really well,” she says. “I’m able to say, ‘I need to finish this album, can you step up and take care of the boy?’ ”
On making bad music choices: “I still stand behind the stuff I did early on, but I was on a record label and I didn’t have a lot of creative control,” she says. “Another side of that is just being young and having bad taste. There was plenty of that too.”
On her fashion sense: “I have always been drawn to interesting pieces and colors, but I didn’t quite know how to limit myself and make those statement pieces work.”
On her current love life: “Luckily, I dated all of the losers ages ago. My love life has been stable for a while,” she says, adding wryly, “It’s a fucked-up thing—without conflict it’s a lot harder to write interesting songs.”