Beyonce is not only one of the world’s most famous singers, but she is also one of the most celebrated with several accolades to her name.
The songstress who has been a model figure for many people across the globe has had many take her name as theirs in homage to her.
Beyonce’s 66-year-old mother Tina Knowles-Lawson has now revealed during a new podcast the origin of the “Halo” hitmaker’s name.
Speaking during Tuesday’s inaugural episode of In My Head with Heather Thomson podcast, Tina said that Beyoncé is actually her maiden name and it is a name that has been used in the family for generations as a surname.
Tina told the show’s host:
“A lot of people don’t know that Beyoncé is my last name. It’s my maiden name.”
“My name was Celestine Beyoncé, which at that time was not a cool thing to have that weird name. I wanted my name to be Linda Smith because those were the cool names.”
Tina added that her brother and his children have Beyonce as their surname due to a ‘clerical error’. She said:
“I think me and my brother Skip were the only two that had B-E-Y-O-N-C-E.”
Tina is also the mother of Grammy award-winning singer Solange Knowles.
The fashion entrepreneur took a different surname when she married Beyonce’s father, Mathew Knowles.
The couple separated in 2009 after three decades of marriage.
The divorce was finalized in 2011 and in 2015, Tina remarried again.
She is currently married to Richard Lawson.
Beyonce herself is married to rap star turned music mogul Jay Z.
The couple has three children, Blue Ivy, Sir Carter and Rumi Carter.
Beyonce is estimated to have a net worth of $400 million dollars.