Happy birthday to Beyoncé Knowles Carter! The internationally-acclaimed superstar, wife of Jay-Z, and mom of Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir turns 39 today, and it’s hard to believe how much the star has accomplished in under four decades. And while we’re fully open to the idea that Beyoncé has superhuman powers, there’s one aspect of the team behind Black Is King singer’s success that we’ve always been curious about. Behind every great mom is a dedicated #MomSquad there to compare products, share tips, and vent about the sanity-threatening experience of bringing a whole dang person into this world. And we know that Beyoncé didn’t do this without her mom friends’ help — so, who does Bey call to ask about 8-year-old Blue Ivy’s iPad use or potty training Rumi and Sir? We’re taking an up-close look at all of Ms. Carter’s best mom friends who helped make her the woman and parent she is today.
The truth is, you don’t have to look far to see where Beyoncé finds her inspiration as a mom. The singer’s made it clear over the years that family is of the utmost importance to her, and it’s obvious to see how much she treasures her bond with mom Tina Knowles and sister Solange Knowles, both of whom are in Bey’s inner circle. Other longtime mom friends include fellow Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland and singer Alicia Keys, who she’s known since the age of 13.
Read on to see all the other famous moms Beyoncé relies on behind the scenes.