Father Gets Hit With
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Just months after In Touch Weekly exclusively revealed Beyoncé’s younger half-brother and his mother were headed to a homeless shelter, another woman has come forward claiming the superstar’s estranged dad, Mathew Knowles, fathered her daughter.
TaQoya Branscomb alleges the former Destiny’s Child manager got her pregnant in 2010, the same year he divorced Bey’s mom because he got another woman, named Alexsandra Wright pregnant.
Houston-based TaQoya, 30, has filed legal paperwork in Texas and is attempting to make Mathew, 63, submit a DNA test to determine paternity and is also requesting child support and compensation for her legal fees.
Earlier this year, Alexsandra told In Touch she and Beyoncé’s half brother, Nixon, were headed to a homeless shelter after a judge agreed to reduce Mathew’s child support payments from $12,000 a month to $2,400 a month.
Beyoncé remains estranged from her father, who also used to manage her career.
“I needed a break, I needed my dad,” she said in her 2013 HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, of her decision to part ways with her father professionally. “I had to let go.”
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Buzzfeed broke the news of Mathew Knowles’ latest paternity drama.