Solange Knowles talks life and perspective after divorce: 'I feel far older than 27'

By Gina DiFalco,

Beyonce’s younger sister, Solange Knowles, is opening up about life experience and going through a divorce all under the age of 30.

She divorced her 9-year-old son Julez’ dad Daniel Smith in 2006 after just a few years of marriage and admitted that helped shape her life.

"In a lot of ways, emotionally and mentally, I feel far older than 27," she told Harper’s Bazaar. "Just going through a marriage and a divorce—which I essentially did by 21—will give you an insane amount of perspective on life."

Knowles, the creative director at Puma who has started her own record label, also said, "Everyone talks about how, in your 30s, all of these growing pains transition into wisdom and you feel more self-assured and confident. But I think I had a bit of a jump-start on that at 27."

She’s now dating video director Alan Ferguson and has moved to Brooklyn, New York with her son. "Luckily, I dated all of the losers ages ago. My love life has been stable for a while. It's a f--ked up thing—without conflict it's a lot harder to write interesting songs,” she said.

Despite being happily settled in with Ferguson, she said she co-parents well with her ex.

"We co-parent really well. I'm able to say, 'I need to finish this album, can you step up and take care of the boy?' " she said.

image courtesy of Harper's Bazaar



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