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See the Family Photos Tina Knowles Shared in Honor of Her Grandson Julez Smith's 16th Birthday

Olawale Ogunjimi
Oct 21, 2020
09:31 A.M.
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Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles, recently took to social media to commemorate her grandson's sixteenth birthday with heartwarming family photos.  


A couple of days ago, Tina Knowles' grandson by Solange Knowles, Julez, celebrated his 16th birthday. The proud grandma took to her Instagram page to commemorate the day with a throwback shot featuring herself, Solange, and the celebrant. She captioned the shot:

"You have always been my little star !!! My beautiful Grandson, Daniel Julez Smith @julezjsmith, is 16 years old. Happy Birthday, Baby. I love you!..."

Tina Knowles at WACO Theater's 2nd Annual Wearable Art Gala on March 17, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images


Shortly after, she shared another photo. This one captured herself and the 16-year-old Jules standing in front of large balloons that spelled "happy birthday Julez." The boy was more than a head taller than her– a fact Tina joked about in her caption. She wrote

"Happy Birthday to my beautiful @julezjsmith grandma loves you. You are still my baby, even though you can eat soup off my head now. 16 years old."


In the comments section, Tina's fans expressed shock at how fast Julez is growing. Many recalled when he was born and just couldn't wrap their minds around how grown he's become. 

The 66-year-old entrepreneur revealed her desire to give back to her family and other less fortunate people. 


Tina takes her job as a granny very seriously. She believes that "being a grandmother is the best job in the world," and spoiling her grandkids is one of her favorite pastimes.  

The entrepreneur once told People that she often encourages them to ask for toys, especially noisy ones, just so she can get even with their parents. 


Tina has spent a large percentage of her life raising her daughters, Beyoncé and Solange to be compassionate and upstanding people and she's doing the same thing for their kids as well. 

At the Lena Horne Prize event honoring Solange at the Town Hall Theater in New York City on February 28, the 66-year-old entrepreneur revealed her desire to give back to her family and other less fortunate people. 

Tina wants to be remembered for making a difference, and it is a legacy she wishes to pass on to her kids and grandkids.