Bonjou! 8 Famous Folks You Might Not Have Known Were Creole

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Beyoncé, Solange and Tina Knowles

Okay, so this wasn’t that big of a shocker for you. If you’ve seen Bey’s controversial “True Match” ad for L’Oreal, or heard her song, “Creole,” it’s not something she’s particularly trying to keep on the hush. Mama Tina is the daughter of Agnèz Beyincé, who was French a speaking Louisiana Creole. Agnèz Beyincé’s life inspired her daughter and granddaughter immensely, as the women spawned their clothing line, House of Deréon in honor of her passion for making clothes (Agnèz Beyincé was formerly known as Agnèz DeRouen–hence the name).

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