Beyoncé fires her father: The real reason Houston's Mathew Knowles is officiallyout of his daughter's business
Completing a gradual distancing of herself that has been taking place since her father's affair became public, Houston's Beyoncé Knowles has announced the end of her professional relationship with her father and manager, Mathew Knowles.
Knowles had been managing Beyoncé since her early days as a member of the immensely successful group Destiny's Child, but there has reportedly been understandable tension within the family since he fathered a child with his mistress, Alexsandra White.
Both the star and her father issued statements regarding the split, with Beyoncé writing, "He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me."
For his part, Mathew Knowles insists the split is purely professional. "Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success."
Beyoncé's ventures with her mother, Tina Knowles, including their clothing line, House of Déreon, remain intact.