Solange Knowles has never let being the sister of superstar Beyonce cast a shadow over her, as she has gone on to have her own amazing singing career; she collected a Best R&B Performance Grammy for her song “Cranes in the Sky” in 2017. While making a name for herself in the industry, Solange also thrived as a single working mother, successfully raising her son Daniel Julez Smith Jr, who goes by the name Julez. Find out all about Solange’s only child, below!
Brooklyn magazine in 2013, calling the experience a “balancing act.” At the time, she was recording an album during the hours Julez was going to school. “I do the best I can, which involves a lot of saying no to things, actually, and a lot of really organized scheduling and a lot of help, to be honest,” the singer said. She also touched upon the importance of having her family — including Beyonce and their mother Tina Knowles — living nearby, admitting, “It’s such a beautiful feeling, but also having that village is a necessary reality so that I’m able to pursue my passion both outside of motherhood and outside of my career.”
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Daniel often gushes about his son Julez on social media, sharing adorable father/son photos of the pair. For Julez’ 14th birthday, his pops posted a picture of them with their arms around each other and the caption, “Can’t believe u are 14 years old today SON,I remember when u was just a pup, now look at you growing into your own man!!!!!! So proud of who u are my lil g, lil smitty, my lil woodie, one third of my heart, the reason I know what TRUE LOVE looks like.”
Julez shut down rumors he was going to become a father this year.
In April, rumors flew that Daniel was to become a father after a woman who goes by the name Adore reportedly shared texts between the pair in a since-deleted Instagram post about them being pregnant. “We both wanted it and he never told me to get a plan B,” said one alleged message from Adore, per BCK, with another reading, “We planned what we were going to do. Nobody trapped nbdy. This was literally planned.”
Daniel took to his Instagram at the time to shoot down the rumors by sharing a text allegedly from Adore that said,”“Julezzzzz, tell them it’s fakeee. Pleaseeeee.” Daniel wrote to his fans, “This text was from today, she wants y’all to know it’s fake.” And in a text overlay, he added, ” “Now usually I wouldn’t speak on this typa stuff but this time I’m not gonna let y’all drag my family for something that’s [fabricated].”