Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Beyonce's Dad

Off The Hook For Now

On Child Support

4/24/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Beyonce Dad Child Support Payments
Beyonce's dad -- the onetime millionaire manager of Destiny's Child -- just got a pass from a judge on his child support obligation ... because he grossly overpaid in the past.

As we've reported ... baby mama Alexsandra Wright has dragged  Mathew Knowles in and out of court for months ... accusing him of falling behind in support payments for their 3-year-old son. 

Knowles had been ordered to pay Wright $12K a month as of Feb. 2013 ... but a few weeks ago, he got a judge to reduce it to $2,485 a month, claiming his income had dwindled.

But sources familiar with the case tell us ... Knowles just scored again, convincing the judge he's been OVER-PAYING all along -- arguing the entire time he should only have been paying $2,485 ... amounting to an overpayment of $110K.

The judge agreed ... giving him credit for the overpayment.   

Bottom line Knowles won't have to pay Wright  -- who has been getting $300 a month in food stamps -- ANYTHING for the next 3-and-a-half years.  Wright vows to continue her fight.

But there's a final twist ... Welfare officials typically come after the dad when the mom is on public assistance, so we're told he'll probably end up giving her something, beginning this summer.


No Avatar

Sally M    

I wonder if she was thinking he'd leave his wife, marry her aand she'd be going to the Grammy's and invited to Oprah and Stedman's house, etc And for him he screwed his whole life up like Schwarzenegger! At least Arnie seems to be making movies though. In any case, this guy's back to raising a little kid and he should be coastin'.

152 days ago


I feel sorry for her and her son, she was younger and was impressed by his money, fame and she probably fell in love with this older man and thought they had a future, she mad a bad decision/choice but she didnt make the baby alone and its sad that he wont even get to know his only son...She should continue to fight for her son and child support.......I dont beleive Matthew dont have money......maybe she spent 12k a month on private school, nice home (rent) , need transportation a car, maybe her son took music lessons etc! You never know what bills she had..I hope things work out for her and her son.

152 days ago


Okay awesome, he proved his point in court and she was stupid enough to spend money like the gravy train wasn't gonna stop, and now the kid gets what? What's the end goal?

152 days ago


KNOWLES is a s***bag

152 days ago


Both of these deadbeat parents need to GET A JOB. I don't want to pay for your illegitimate brat.

152 days ago

Duckie moore    

Hey you know what i see whenever i came to every story is mainly about Africa America singers and actors and actress and rappers???? white comments "white people" never comment have anything todo with the story?nword go back to africa tmz know this and like that ****! But talk about gays and they throw you off the site!

152 days ago


PLEASE say that's NOT her in the picture!!!

152 days ago


I work a full time and I don't make 12k a month. This woman was getting 12k for just popping a kid out of her vagina but she didn't save any of the money? How do you get 12k a month and have no money left over? She needs to get a J-O-B like the rest of us.

152 days ago


what she do with all the money he already gave her.

work from home with Instant Rewards $1 to get starter. Each person you refer you get $20.00-$90.00 and it's fairly easy. Check out my website

152 days ago


I just googled this bitch. She is a freaking actress you guys? She could easily go to some auditions and get a job. Even if it is in a B movie, she can make some loot. She was in the movie baby boy with tyrese and some other movies. this bitch is just lazy.

152 days ago


She thought she was going to get paid. I saw an article where she was trying to get money from Beyonce for her kids. Saying her little brother was going to be homeless. Child Service should have been stepped in and took this child from her. Now she has to figure out another way to get money out of Matthew or his kids because she has gotten all she will get for the next 3 years. Love it... She doesn't deserve anymore than she has gotten.

152 days ago


these is some ghetto assed folk up in here!

152 days ago

Rachel...A social light of VEGAS    

The father is rich...and he should take care of his child as so

152 days ago


2 dead beat losers.

152 days ago


Maybe somebody should get a job???

152 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web