According to Page Six, after Knowles announced last week her decision to separate from Ferguson, chatter on social media speculated that the singer cheated with her manager, John Bogaard, after a picture of the duo walking together began circulating online.
“yo ty @onvacation for bein the best co-manager for 5 yrs. sorry the internetsss are so unkind n b lying. go back to enjoying ya vacation,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories.
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the past 2 years have brought me more physical and spiritual transition and evolution than ever before my body left me with no choice but to listen and be still within that stillness i begin my journey in confronting my worst enemy, fear. ive lived my best and worst moments in front of the lens and gaze of the world since i was a teenager. ive always tried to live in my truth no matter how ugly or full of love it is. ive also tried to carve out the space to protect my heart, and my life as it unfolds, evolves, and changes. 11 years ago i met a phenomenal man who changed every existence of my life. early this year we separated and parted ways, (and tho it ain’t nan no body business 😭) i find it necessary to protect the sacredness of my personal truth and to live in it fully just as I have before and will continue to do. it is unfair to not have power of your own story as you shape and mold and rewrite it yourself. a nigga ain’t perfect, but im leaning into the fear of the unknown and all the glory and power i know exist within god and the universes grace. may all of your transitions no matter how big or small, be kind to you and filled with incredible love and light!
In a series of now-deleted tweets, Solange addressed the cheating claims, explaining: “Yo, John [Bogaard] is my former co-manager y’all gotta chill. I’m not about to be silenced into letting complete lies narrate my life. To take my words ‘my body left me with no choice but to listen and be still’ after speaking about my health journey…which has already been painful enough and turn [it] into an interpretation of unfaithfulness is just…wow.”
She concluded with, “I hate to even give this energy, but I will not let something so untrue follow me when I’ve tried to lead my life in truth. I hope y’all spread this with the same conviction and energy that [you] did that false narrative. Much love.”
Meanwhile, Solange’s step-father, Richard Lawson, tells Us Weekly exclusively how the family is rallying behind Beyonce’s lil’ sister in the wake of her separation from Ferguson.
“[We’re] helping her just work through it. It’s all a process,” Lawson said. “And the beautiful thing is, is that everybody comes out the other side is the better for it.”
Solange confirmed the divorce on November 1 via a statement on Instagram. “The past 2 years have brought me more physical and spiritual transition and evolution than ever before,” the singer wrote. “I met a phenomenal man who changed every existence of my life. Early this year we separated and parted ways … I find it necessary to protect the sacredness of my personal truth and to live in it fully just as I have before and will continue to do.”
The Grammy-winning artist tied the knot with Ferguson at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans in November 2014. They have no children together but Solange shares a 15-year-old son with her first husband, Daniel Smith, whom she married when she was 17-years-old.