We told you earlier this week that TaQoya Branscomb, the mother of Mathew Knowles’ daughter, Koi Knowles, decided to share her story with Inside Edition recently. And in a snippet of the interview, we got to see the adorable child and also hear Branscomb talk about the way Mathew denied their daughter. Well, the whole interview aired yesterday, and now we know even more about the nature of Branscomb’s relationship with him, her past as a stripper, and what she now thinks about the man she once cared about.
In the beginning, she said that things were all good between them. Yes, he was very much married to Tina Knowles, but after meeting him, the waitress entertained the man. She was into him, he was very much into her.
“He treated me like I was the love of his life.”
But she says that when she got pregnant and finally had Koi, Mathew was nowhere to be found.
“He does not want to be a father. He makes that very clear. His loss.”
So she’s been doing things on her own, fighting to get child support for their child and focusing on being a successful real estate agent. But her past, and all the attention in general, has put a negative spotlight on her. Very provocative photos of Branscomb “modeling” lingerie were posted online when the story came out about her taking Mathew to court. And rumors flew that she was once arrested for prostitution and was given six months probation, something she denied last month:
“The reports are FALSE. I was charged with not having appropriate license/attire in Houston. You can not hold a real estate license in the state of Texas with that type of charge in your record.”
She addressed the rumors again in her Inside Edition interview, but admitted that she did get into some trouble back in the day, and it did have to do with prostitution, but not in the way that you think..
“I was 20, 21 years old. I was a dancer at a prominent strip club. There was a raid. When everything was cleared up it was dismissed.”
So at this point, Branscomb is owning up to her mistakes and only wants to look forward. Her life now revolves around her daughter, Koi, and she wants Mathew to take care of his responsibilities.
“Yes, I slept with a married man and it was the wrong thing to do, but I have a beautiful daughter that came out of the situation.”
Ironically, Inside Edition was the tabloid that obtained an exclusive with Alexsandra Wright, the mother of Mathew’s son, Nixon, earlier this year. Mathew hasn’t publicly acknowledged either child.
Despite that, Branscomb said that she wants her daughter to have a relationship with her siblings, specifically Beyoncé and Solange.
“They are half sisters and maybe one day down the line that can be made possible.”