After managing his daughter Beyoncé, 29, ever since she was a teenager, Matthew Knowles will no longer be handling her career, according to an announcement yesterday. Although reports say the split is mutual, the process of separation must have been tough. First of all, it's always hard to let go of something familiar and sometimes involving family with your work life is quite a tricky situation to navigate. Beyoncé says in a press release:
"I am grateful for everything he has taught me. I grew up watching both he and my mother manage and own their own businesses. They were hardworking entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps."
Other celebrities that are managed by their parents include Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, and Miley Cyrus. It seems that some of them seem to work out well, and some not so much. I can see how nice it is to have your parents guide and ground you in the crazy celebrity world when you're still growing up, but there are probably a lot of drawbacks as well. When money gets thrown into the mix, arguments can become more heated. I think that monetary success is not worth ruining relations with your family and I'm sure most agree as well. What do you think — would you want to work with your family?