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Good mothers have a lot of things in common. One, it seems, is to always take everything far more personally than their children, which is why Tina Knowles is a hell of a lot more angry than her daughter Beyonce about all those surrogate rumors that were floating around during the pop star’s pregnancy.
In case you missed the absurd whispers back in October, they popped up after the singer appeared on an Australian interview show. The fabric around her stomach bent in a little while she was sitting down, and some nuts with too much time on their hands concocted a wild conspiracy theory about the starlet walking around with a fake bump while a surrogate carried the real child to term.
Far from angry, Beyonce is more weirded out by the whole thing in retrospect. Here’s what she told People…
” That was crazy. It wasn’t hurtful, it was just crazy.”
That comment strikes me as the reasonable reaction of young, confident woman, which is very fitting since Tina Knowles’ reaction strikes me as reasonable given she’s an older woman who can’t figure out why people would ever say anything untrue about her daughter. Here’s a look at her very different reaction…
“I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that for nine months. As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous.”
Oh moms. It’s great having them around, but it’s shit like this that makes all of us want to move out at eighteen. In less than two decades, if all goes well, Blue Ivy will feel the same way about her beautiful and famous mother. If she doesn't realize that now, she will after listening to "The Circle Of Life" the first time she sees The Lion King.