Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles is a “deadbeat dad” when it comes to his love child with former mistress Alexsandra Wright, according to a Radar Online report on Dec. 4. A source close to the family tells the website Knowles son, Nixon, has never even met him. What’s more, Knowles is reportedly three months behind in child support payments.
Knowles - who was married to Beyoncé’s mother Tina at the time - was involved in an affair with Wright that resulted in a son in 2009. Tina filed for divorce shortly after learning about the indiscretion and Knowles went on to marry another woman. But, Wright’s brother Jonathan Wright tells the website Knowles has no relationship with Nixon.
“I find it kind of odd that somebody that’s proven as somebody’s biological father has never ever seen their son,” he says. “And when they’re a wealthy individual, it’s odd that they would be a deadbeat dad.”
“I just don’t understand it,” Jonathan adds. “I have a son. I love my son and I would go to the ends of the earth for him. I don’t understand.”
Meanwhile, Wright has not commented, but reportedly released a statement in August explaining her relationship with Knowles.
“When I met him, I already had a very successful and financially viable professional career. He positioned himself as a mentor to me and someone I could turn to for business advice. As time passed, our relationship turned into a very close personal one.”
On the parenting and child support issue Wright said, “My family and I have exhausted every non-legal avenue to urge Matthew to be a responsible father and to follow the stipulated judgment we reached together [regarding child support,” she said at the time. “…Those close to me know my primary concern is my son Nixon’s welfare and well-being; both now and in the future. I feel that it is important for him to know, when he comes of age, that he wasn’t a mistake and that he was a product of love!”