Beyoncé has been in the entertainment industry for well over two decades. The songstress stepped on to the scene in the late ’90s with her hit R&B group Destiny’s Child. From there, she has only soared. The Lemonade singer forged a powerhouse solo career for herself with 2003’s Dangerously In Love, and the rest is history.
Though Queen Bey is one of the most visible people on the planet, she has managed to continue having a personal and private life outside of the spotlight. Though we’ve seen her out and about with her oldest daughter, Blue Ivy. Her almost 3-year-old twins, Sir and Rumi have rarely been seen. Likewise, the songstress has spoken openly about her love for her mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson, sister, Solange Knowles, and husband, Jay-Z but she has still managed to keep some things to herself.
Still, Beyoncé and Solange aren’t the only famous women in the Knowles/Carter/Lawson clan. The “Savage (Remix)” singer’s step-sister is veteran actress Bianca Lawson. Here’s what we know about their relationship.
Beyoncé’s mom is married to Bianca Lawson’s dad
Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson had known Bianca Lawson’s dad, actor Richard Lawson for years, as she was best friends with his late sister. After the former hair and wardrobe stylist ended her 31-year marriage with Matthew Knowles, she and the Poltergeist actor reconnected.
“When I went through my divorce, I decided that I was going to pray this time for someone, then God sent me someone,” Knowles-Lawson told Essence Magazine. “I prayed for the specific qualities I wanted in a man and I wasn’t going to settle for anything less. I really didn’t even know what I wanted, so you have to spend some time to try to find out what that is. Plus he’s fine!”
Though the pair dated for some time, it was Knowles-Lawson’s granddaughter, Blue Ivy Carter who finally encouraged them to tie the knot. “[In September] we went on a boat with Beyoncé and Jay-Z for her birthday, and when we came out one night dressed to go to dinner, Blue said, ‘Oh, ya’ll look beautiful. When are ya’ll getting married?'” Knowles-Lawson told People in April 2015. “Richard said, ‘Oh, Blue, soon. Do you approve?’ And she said yes,” Tina added. “That’s the first time we talked seriously about getting married.”
Bianca Lawson has an expansive Hollywood career
Both Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson have adult children. Actress Bianca Lawson who has starred in everything from Save the Last Dance to Queen Sugar and Dawson’s Creek is the In Contempt actor’s only child.
Known for her youthful appearance the 41-year old actress has been playing a teenager in Hollywood for well over 20 years. With countless titles on her filmography, Lawson might not be as well-known as Beyoncé but she’s certainly recognizable.
InsideBeyoncé and Bianca Lawson’s relationship
Like Beyoncé, the Sister, Sister actress is extremely private when it comes to her personal and private life. Though she’s been in the spotlight for 25 years, Lawson has never been involved in a scandal. Though she’s been spotted in family photos with Beyoncé, the Pretty Little Liars alum hasn’t spoken about her relationship with the songstress.
However, we do know she’s very close with Knowles-Lawson who refers to her as her bonus daughter. “She’s so down to earth,” Lawson said about her step-mom during an appearance on The Real. “You could just chat with her about anything all day long.”
For her part, Knowles-Lawson often offers lovely compliments on Lawson’s Instagram account, wishing her happy birthday or letting her know how proud she is.
They all seem like one big happy family.