After months of speculation, Solange Knowles has confirmed her separation from Alan Ferguson after five years of marriage.
The “Seat At The Table” singer took to social media to share the news. The 33-year-old explained that her battles with her autoimmune disease forced her to take a close look at her life. That included examining her relationship, an introspective journey that led both Solange and Alan to part ways.
“The past 2 years have brought me more physical and spiritual transition and evolution than ever before my body left me with no choice but to listen and be still. Within that stillness I begin my journey in confronting my worst enemy, fear. I’ve lived my best and worst moments in front of the lens and gaze of the world since i was a teenager. I’ve always tried to live in my truth no matter how ugly or full of love it is. I’ve also tried to carve out the space to protect my heart, and my life as it unfolds, evolves, and changes. 11 years ago I met a phenomenal man who changed every existence of my life. Early this year we separated and parted ways, (and tho it ain’t nan no body business 😭) i find it necessary to protect the sacredness of my personal truth and to live in it fully just as I have before and will continue to do. It is unfair to not have power of your own story as you shape and mold and rewrite it yourself. A n*gga ain’t perfect, but I’m leaning into the fear of the unknown and all the glory and power I know exist within god and the universes grace. May all of your transitions no matter how big or small, be kind to you and filled with incredible love and light!”
Alan and Solange met almost 11 years ago when Janelle Monae and Pete Wentz introduced them. Last year, Solange tweeted this message on the ten year anniversary of them meeting.
The two later wed in New Orleans in 2014. Images from their wedding broke the internet.
Throughout their marriage, Solange and Alan collaborated on numerous creative projects including Solange’s epic visuals for her album, “A Seat At The Table.” Ferguson also helped direct other projects for the family including Beyonce’s “Party” and “Dance for You” and Jay Z’s “Feelin’ It” and “Who You Wit.”
The former lovebirds, who were rarely seen in public, were last spotted back in March on a lunch date in Los Angeles.