Solange Knowles and boyfriend Alan Ferguson are engaged, deciding to walk the aisle after five years of dating.
The 28-year-old Knowles and 51-year-old Ferguson, a music video producer, have been dating since 2009 and reportedly got engaged on Monday.
The engagement was reported by several media outlets including MediaTakeOut.
This would be the second walk down the aisle for Solange, who married Daniel Smith but divorced in 2007. Solange said she remains on good terms with Smith, and the two work together to raise their 9-year-old son Julez.
“We co-parent really well,”she told Harpers Bazaar. “I’m able to say, ‘I need to finish this album, can you step up and take care of the boy?’ ”
But something changed for Solange Knowles when she met Alan Ferguson. She said he has brought stability to her life — which is great for her romantic life but trouble for her creativity.
“Luckily, I dated all of the losers ages ago,” she said. “My love life has been stable for a while. It’s a f–ked-up thing — without conflict it’s a lot harder to write interesting songs.”
Solane Knowles had made other headlines in recent weeks. In May footage was released showing Solange attacking brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator after the Met Gala. The attack was reportedly kicked off when the rapper was getting a bit too flirtatious with friend and designer Rachel Roy.
Later, the family issued a statement offering few details and asking for privacy:
“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”
Solange Knowles has not confirmed her engagement to boyfriend Alan Ferguson.