The rumor mill says Solange Knowles is gettin' hitched
Solange Knowles is happily coupled, but did her boyfriend propose to her the day before her birthday? Sources are saying yes.
With Solange Knowles so focused on the state of Beyoncé and Jay Z's marriage, it's easy to forget she has a relationship of her own. But it looks like the singer may be saying her own I Do's very soon.
According to HollywoodLife.com, Knowles' longtime boyfriend, Alan Ferguson, proposed on June 23. Ferguson is 51 years old, 23 years older than Solange, who is celebrating her 28th birthday today, June 24.
Back in 2013, she told NecoleBitchie.com that she was the one who went after Ferguson.
"Certainly, in the beginning I was the one who approached him, so I have always sort of historically been one of those girls that goes after something that I'm into," she said. "I'm not very old school and like, I'm gonna wait on you, wait for you to approach me type of situation. I have a lot of guy-like quintessential relationship qualities that I have had to work on."
The singer was previously married to Daniel Smith, but that marriage ended in 2007. The couple have a 9-year-old son, Julez, together.
"We co-parent really well," she recently told Harper's Bazaar. "I'm able to say, 'I need to finish this album, can you step up and take care of the boy?'"
She added that after years of failed relationships, she finally feels that she has found the one. But that isn't always helpful for her career.
"Luckily, I dated all of the losers ages ago," she said. "My love life has been stable for a while. It's a f***ed-up thing — without conflict it's a lot harder to write interesting songs."
Solange hasn't yet confirmed any engagement, but if the news is true, a congrats is in order for the happy couple.