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It isn’t an easy task being Beyonce’s younger sister. However, Solange Knowles seems to have successfully stepped out of Queen Bey’s shadow. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter recently released her new album, A Seat at the Table, and it is already receiving rave reviews from numerous celebrities. Curious fans want to know more about the talented musician and are searching the Internet for terms like, “Solange Knowles’ husband, Daniel Smith” and “How old is Solange Knowles’ husband.” Don’t go anywhere else because we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Solange Knowles’ baby father, Daniel Smith, including his age and career.

Here are four facts to know about Solange Knowles’ ex-husband, Daniel Smith:

#1 They Married Very Young

Knowles married her first husband, Daniel Smith when they were both still teenagers. She was just 16 years-old, while he was 19 years-old. The high school sweethearts dated for seven years before getting married in February of 2004. The former lovebirds moved to Idaho after their marriage, where Smith attended college. Unfortunately, Solange Knowles and Daniel Smith got divorced three years later. The singer-songwriter confessed in an interview, that marrying and divorcing young helped her mature earlier than her peers. She said, “Just going through a marriage and a divorce-which I essentially did by 21-will give you an insane amount of perspective on life.”

#2 They Have a Son Together

If you’re wondering about Solange Knowles’ son, his name is Daniel Julez Judo Smith Jr., and he is 11 years-old. He was born on October 18, 2004, when Knowles was just a teenager. In the past, she has expressed regret at becoming a mother at such a young age, but now refers to her son as “the greatest unplanned blessing” in her life. She had even penned a song for her son when he was a baby titled, “6 O’Clock Blues.” It is featured on her album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams.

Daniel Smith

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#3 They Remain on Good Terms

It’s not unusual for exes to be at each other’s throats after a failed marriage. However, Knowles and her ex-husband, Smith,ve kept their relationship amicable for the sake of their son, and are focused on raising him together. After the divorce, Knowles relocated to Los Angeles, California with her son, while Smith continued his higher education. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Knowles stated, “We co-parent really well. I’m able to say, ‘I need to finish this album, can you step up and take care of the boy?'”. She moved to New Orleans, Louisiana with her son in 2013. Now, Knowles is happily remarried to music director, Alan Ferguson. The two have been together since November 2014.

#4 Daniel Smith Was a Rapper and DJ

According to sources, Solange Knowles’ ex-husband, Daniel Smith briefly dabbled in music and was a DJ and a rapper. He allegedly went by the name, “Yung Sosa” and released his debut album, Trillmatic in December 2008. Not much is known about Smith since then, as he has stayed out of the spotlight. Knowles prefers to keep it that way, and has gracefully refused to discuss the father of her young son. After their divorce in 2007, she gave an interview admitting her divorce and clarified, “Well, I am no longer married, but I think it’s very important not to dish details. We are friends, and we co-parent our son. When he gets older, I don’t want him to read anything about me saying anything about his father or vice versa. When there’s a child involved I think the less information given is best.” Smart move!