Gena Charmaine Avery: Everything About Mathew Knowles’ Wife

Gena Charmaine Avery

Gena Charmaine Avery is the wife of Mathew Knowles. Gena Charmaine Avery’s husband Mathew Knowles is an American record executive, author, businessman, and university lecturer. He is best known for managing the girl group, Destiny’s Child. He is also the father of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, both singer-songwriters.

Gena Charmaine Avery: Bio Summary

NameGena Charmaine Avery
Date of birth October 11, 1964
Place of birth New York City, New York, U.S.A
Famous aswife of Mathew Knowles
Nationality American
Marital status Married
SpouseMathew Knowles
Occupation Former model, real estate agent

Who Is Mathew Knowles’ Wife, Gena?

Gena Charmaine Avery is a former model and the wife of Mathew Knowles. She was brought into the world on October 11, 1964, in New York City, New York, U.S.A. She will be 59 years old after celebrating her birthday in 2023. Her parent’s name or their details have not been revealed to the public.

Gena Charmaine Avery may have siblings or not. She has not provided details of her siblings and other relatives. Her life as a child and upbringing has not been publicly disclosed. Nothing is known about her education. Aside from being a former model, Gena is said to be a real estate agent. Gena is the wife of Mathew Knowles.

It is unknown how, when, and where Gena C. Avery and her beloved husband Mathew Knowles met for the first time. According to TMZ, their marriage comes ‘following a year and a half engagement.’ Gena Avery has been the wife of Mathew Knowles since they got married on June 30, 2013. The two have been married for a decade.

Celebrating ten years of marriage, Mathew Knowles shared a picture of himself and his beautiful wife Gena Charmaine Avery on Instagram and wrote the caption:

“Ten years ago, I married this amazing woman. We’ve had our ups and downs, lived through Covid and cancer. My wife is simply my best friend and someone I’ve shared many beautiful moments with. Tonight, Gena and I shared an unforgettable moment in Monte Carlo. I’m incredibly grateful.”

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The couple got married in a beautiful wedding ceremony that took place in Houston, Texas. Gena became the stepmother of Mathew’s children, Beyoncé and Solange from his previous marriage. Mathew was previously married to Celestine Beyoncé Knowles-Lawson best known as Tina Knowles.

Tina is an American businesswoman, fashion designer, and philanthropist. She established the brands House of Deréon and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles. Mathew and his ex-wife Tina were married on January 5, 1980. They gave birth to Beyonce Giselle Knowles aka Beyoncé (September 4, 1981), and Solange Piaget Knowles (June 24, 1986).

Beyoncé is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, record producer, and businesswoman while Solange is a singer, songwriter, actress, and performance artist. Tina Knowles filed for divorce from Mathew Knowles in November 2009 but dropped the matter in 2010. She refiled for divorce in August 2011.

Tina Knowles cited “discord or conflict of personalities” that prevented them from “reasonable expectation of reconciliation” as the reason for the divorce. Eventually, the divorce was finalized in November 2011. It was after Mathew Knowles divorced Tina that he married Gena Charmaine Avery.

According to daily mail, Gena C. Avery’s stepdaughters Beyoncé and Solange did not attend her wedding to their father Mathew Knowles. However, Mathew told TMZ that Beyoncé and Solange didn’t attend the wedding for a reason. He said: “Unfortunately, Beyonce and Solange had previous engagements which made it impossible for them to attend.”

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Meanwhile, in addition to Beyoncé and Solange, Mathew Knowles is the father of other children. He is said to be the father of Koi Knowles, born on July 3, 2010. Koi was born from an affair Mathew had with lingerie model Taqoya Branscomb in 2009, per Amomama. A DNA test was conducted to prove that Mathew was the father.

Mathew Knowles reportedly tried to deny that the baby girl was his but Taqoya Branscomb insisted on a paternity test to prove it. After it was proven that Mathew is the father of the child, Taqoya filed a lawsuit for child support. Also, it was revealed that Mathew is the father of actress Alexsandra Wright‘s son.

Per reports, the revelation that Mathew is the father of Alexsandra Wright’s son led to his split from his ex-wife Tina Knowles. Paternity tests confirmed that Mathew Knowles is the father of Alexsandra’s son, Nixon Knowles. This makes Gena’s husband Mathew Knowles the father of four children.

Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email:

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