There were big celebrations for Beyoncé Knowles and her family on Sunday as they gathered for her mother's wedding. Tina Knowles tied the knot with her actor fiancé Richard Lawson on board a luxury yacht moored outside of Newport Beach on Sunday evening.
Beyoncé, her husband Jay Z and their three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy were among the guests, as was the singer’s younger sister Solange Knowles, TMZ reports. All 300 invitees wore white for the ceremony, which was held on a vessel named Eternity, just off the California coast.
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Tina Knowles has married Richard Lawson
It's the second marriage for fashion designer Tina, who filed for divorce from Beyoncé's father and former manager Mathew Knowles in 2009 after more than 30 years of marriage. In October, Tina opened up about finding love again after her divorce. "I'm at my happiest I've been in a long, long time," she admitted.
Richard, best known for his work on the soap All My Children, as well as the 1982 horror film Poltergeist, has also been married once before. The couple started dating in 2013.
Tina's wedding comes just five months after her youngest daughter Solange tied the knot in New Orleans. In November, Solange married music manager Alan Ferguson at the Holy Trinity Church in front of around 200 guests, including mum Tina, big sister Beyoncé and Jay.
Beyoncé has a very close relationship with her mother Tina
It is not known whether the bride’s father Mathew was there; in June 2013 he married former glamour model Gena Charmaine Avery in his hometown of Houston, Texas, but neither Beyoncé nor Solange were in attendance.
Ahead of Tina's evening nuptials on Sunday, Beyoncé was spotted at the Coachella music festival in LA, and announced her arrival by sharing a short GIF of herself doing a little dance on the tarmac after stepping off her private plane. Last year, she delighted festival-goers when she made a surprise appearance during sister Solange's set.