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Day 3 - Way Out West Festival 2019

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Just a few days ago, songstress Solange Knowles took to Instagram to reveal she had split from her husband of five years, Alan Ferguson. The announcement came after months of speculation surrounding the couple’s relationship status.

“The past 2 years have brought me more physical and spiritual transition and evolution than ever before,” the “Cranes In The Sky” singer wrote on social media.

“I met a phenomenal man who changed every existence of my life. Early this year we separated and parted ways … 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.”

The Grammy Award winning artist noted that after living the majority of her life in the spotlight, she is now in the place where she wants to build her life in a way that best serves her happiness.

“I’ve lived my best and worst moments in front of the lens and gaze of the world since I was a teenager. It is unfair to not have power of your own story as you shape and mold and rewrite it yourself.”

In the wake of the news, Solo’s step dad, Richard Lawson, is opening up about how the family is supporting Solange through this rough time.

“(We’re) helping her just work through it. It’s all a process,” the 72-year-old told US Weekly.

“And the beautiful thing is, is that everybody (that) comes out the other side is the better for it.”

Solange met Alan over 10 years ago, so their separation will not only be hard on Solange, but also on her 15-year-old son, Julez. But Richard has no doubts that Solange’s awesome mothering skills will help fill in the gaps. Richard called Beyonce and Solo “probably the best mothers that you have ever seen,” and of course, he had to credit his wife, Tina Lawson, for showing them the way.

“Tina is the ultimate mother,” he told US.

“She’s constantly thinking about helping, supporting, understanding her daughters. And so they have taken up that mantle.”


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