Solange Knowles has been through a lot more than your average 27-year-old, including marriage, childbirth, and divorce. In the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Solange opens up about what it was like going through a divorce at such a young age.
“In a lot of ways, emotionally and mentally, I feel far older than 27,” she told the magazine. “Just going through a marriage and a divorce — which I essentially did by 21 — will give you an insane amount of perspective on life.”
She married her child’s father, Daniel Smith at just 17-years-old. After the marriage and giving birth, she and her son Julez moved to Idaho where Daniel was finishing college.
“I was lucky with Julez. I was completely lost when we moved to Idaho, out in the country, and I devoted everything to him.”
Solange also says that her “jump-start” gave her a confidence that others her age might not have yet.
“Everyone talks about how, in your 30s, all of these growing pains transition into wisdom and you feel more self-assured and confident,” she explained, “but I think I had a bit of a jump-start on that at 27.”
When it comes to co-parenting, Solo says that she and Daniel “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 said.
You can read the rest of her interview here.