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Why Didn’t Tina Knowles Didn’t Ask Beyonce & Jay Z to Perform at Her Wedding?


Photo: Francis Specker/CBSTina Knowles is spilling details after marrying actor Richard Lawson on a yacht in Newport Beach, California earlier this month. Although you would think Beyonce and Jay Z would handle the reception entertainment,  the singer’s mom gave the power couple the night off.

“We didn’t want them to work,” Tina says in an interview with People. “We wanted them to enjoy the day and not have the pressure of it.”

After walking down the aisle to India.Arie‘s “Ready for Love,” Tina recalls that her big day “couldn’t have been more perfect.”

Knowles reveals that she’s known Lawson for over 30 years, but reconnected with him 18 months ago. “This is somebody that I could really spend the rest of my life with,” she told herself four months after getting reacquainted.

The blushing bride adds that she enjoyed the intimacy of her wedding, which also featured a handful of stars including Samuel L. Jackson, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

“To walk down the aisle and see all my friends and family and to see my handsome man standin’ there, and to know that at 61 you can still find love and have a magical day like that … it was really beautiful,” says the bride, who wore a dress by Romona Keveza.

Knowles, who was previously married to Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles, admits she doubted if she could find love after her divorce was finalized in 2011. “But I was determined to be happy,” she says, adding: “You can find love at any age. You just have to go for it.”

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