“I Was Shocked” Mathew Knowles Says He Didn’t Know Beyoncé Was Pregnant

February 3, 2017  |  

Listen y’all it wasn’t my intention to talk about Beyoncé and this pregnancy for the rest of the week but there are all these side stories that are just too interesting to ignore. In addition to the announcement, we had to include the other photos. And now, her father, Mathew Knowles’, reaction to being a grandfather three times over has surfaced.

I first stumbled upon this Instagram video of Knowles congratulating his daughter and son-in-law.


But then today, I stumbled across an interview, Knowles did with The Insider. During the sit-down, he said that he was just as surprised as us.

“I was shocked. I got a first text, and I was like, ‘Why is this person saying congratulations?’ Then I get a second text from one of my students at Texas Southern, and I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ He was like, ‘God to the web.’ I didn’t know myself.”

Still, Knowles approves of the way his daughter went about sharing the news.

“It was smart. As a business decision, I think it was strategy. I think there’s more to come.”

Y’all know Mathew is always going to bring it back around to the business.

And while he learned of the news like the rest of us, he called her after the announcement and said, “She sounded a little tired ‘cause she’s been working on the GRAMMY performance. We just had a wonderful daughter-dad conversation.”

He said, “I’m extremely, extremely proud and happy.”

We’re excited for the whole family. But I can’t help but wonder if Beyoncé kept this from him because she knew
he would do an interview like this. You see he couldn’t help but spill the tea and essentially confirm that she’s going to be performing at the Grammys.

You can watch his full interview in the video below.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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