Friday, December 30, 2011
Ex-beauty queen and entrepreneur Nike Oshinowo – Soleye at celebrated the joy of the season with children of Little Saint’s Orphanage. Venue of the celebration was at Mega Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event was put together by the management of Mega plaza in celebration of Nike as a style icon.
Nike also seized the occasion to officially launch her debut fragrance, Asabi, which ws introduced into the Nigerian market in May, 2011.
On hand to celebrate the launch were her husband, Dr. Tunde Soleye, select friends and the Miss Nigeria team.
“Asabi, which is her native Yoruba name, is designed with the shape of the African woman in mind,” said Oshinowo-Soleye at the launch.
“The neck of the bottle is long and thin like that of the African woman while the golden content is because gold is available in Africa.”
The launch is coming after Nike introduced a fitness DVD few years back.
Russell Brand and Katy Perry are getting a divorce, the British comedian told The Associated Press Friday.
"Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends," said Brand, 36, offering no other details.
He and the 27-year-old pop singer were married in October 2010 at a resort inside a tiger reserve in India.
Brand's recent film credits include "Arthur," ''Hop" and "Get Him to the Greek." He is among the ensemble starring alongside Tom Cruise in "Rock of Ages," set for release next year.
Perry's run of No. 1 singles earned her the distinction of becoming MTV's first artist of the year earlier this month. She hosted "Saturday Night Live" on Dec. 10 and gave no indication the couple was in trouble.
The couple got engaged in January 2010 after meeting at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, where he hosted and she performed.
He was effusive about his bride while promoting projects earlier this year; saying marrying Perry has "given me much more strength in what I do."
"For a long while, what I do professionally was all that mattered to me really," he said in March. "Now I think, well, whatever I do, I'll just go back to her, and that's incredibly comforting."
He cited irreconcilable differences in papers filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Award winning Makeup Artist, Funmi Irantiola walked down the aisle with her beau last month, interestingly; her wedding is still the talk of the town. The reason is simply because Funmi shocked everyone as she suitably pulled off Kim Kardashian look from her fairytale wedding to Kris Humphries.
Funmi wanted her wedding style to be all about all the things she loves and as she absolutely loved Kim Kardashian's wedding style, she borrowed that 'famous' headpiece and made it her own, Lanre Dasilva Ajayi (LDA) made her dress and her hair was made by Hair Whisperer (Aislyn Adewale).
The look worked for her and she looked every inch a super gorgeous bride..!
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The Esama of Benin Kingdom, Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion lives in luxury- and his love for executives automobile is unrivalled. The wealthy business man, sources revealed has taken delivery of another Rolls Royce Phantom. Though the time of this latest acquisition cannot be ascertained, close source revealed the Benin titled chief just brought the wonderful ride into his garage.
Sir Gabriel Igbinedion rode in the executive red car to Prince Bisi Olatilo’s 30th wedding anniversary held at 10 Degrees Event Centre, Oregun, Lagos on Monday December 19, 2011. Esama came in a convoy of exotic cars including another black Rolls Royce which we gathered he bought earlier.
The market value of this brand of Rolls Royce according to findings is put at ₤250,000. The luxury automobile which comes with four doors has a length of 5.8m; the width is 78.3, has a height of 1.63m and weighs 2,485kg. The vehicle can accelerate 100km/h in 5.7 seconds.
Other features of this wonder-on-wheels are awesome. A navigation system with voice recognition upgraded, leather upholstery, rear view camera, 26 speaker premium sound system, an air-conditioning system with 5 zone climate controls.
In 2009, Sir Gabriel reportedly bought a brand new Rolls Royce to celebrate his 75th birthday in Benin, Edo State and now another one has arrived.
The man of means is presently presiding over chains of business which span all sectors of the economy. He is the chairman/Group Managing Director of Okada Group of Companies. He is also making a lot of money from his Igbinedion Education Centre, Benin City, Edo State.
Janet Jackson has been named and shamed an anti-fur campaign by an animal rights group. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have branded Janet Jackson their first ever Grinch of the Year for her involvement designing a collection for fur fashion label Blackglama. The anti-fur group have long had Janet Jackson on their hit list, contacting her numerous times over the past decade in an attempt to curb her fondness for wearing animal skins.
This time, they did not mince their words.
In a harsh condemnation referring to the singer's well-documented nipple exposure at the 2004 Super Bowl, PETA said: 'When Janet Jackson had her infamous wardrobe malfunction during Super Bowl XXXVIII, at least what popped into view of 170 million onlookers belonged to her, unlike the animal skins she drapes herself in, which are as dead as her fashion taste and her career.'
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Few days after the celebrated annual Shiloh programme of Living Faith Worldwide, a.k.a Winners Chapel, the head pastor, Bishop David Oyedepo is bereaved.
He lost his aged mother on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at his country home, Omu- Aran, Kwara State.
Insiders revealed that the aged mother known as Madam Dorcas Oyedepo passed on quietly in the early hours of the day. Although, the full details of the cause of her death is still sketchy, sources attributed it to old age. She died at 89.
Nigerian Dance Queen and Guinness Book of Records holder (for dancing 53 Hours and 30 minutes non stop), Kafayat Shafau popularly Known as Kaffy, delivered a bouncing a baby boy Wednesday afternoon at a hospital in Lagos.
The CEO of Imagneto Dance Company is engaged to her baby daddy, Joseph Ameh, P-Square's chief guitarist. Congrats to them!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Recently, studies have revealed that most Nigerian men do not enjoy sex with their wives. One out of every 3 marriages struggles with the problem of differing sex drives. And these had led to some of the major break ups in homes these days. Often the loss of sexual pleasure and intimacy results in depression, suspicion, anger, resentment, infidelity and divorce. Although it is clear that this issue is rarely one-sided, it is nevertheless surprising to many that it is often the man who puts the brakes on sexuality and the finger get pointed at the woman. In this report, BOLA AKINBOADE presents some of the reasons most Nigerian men don’t enjoy sex with their wives e as the level of intimacy between them also suddenly becomes cold.
Sexual incompatibility which leads to sexual disharmony and dissatisfaction is the major reason of break up in most marriages. Partners have different attitudes to sex. Your attitude towards sex depends on many factors, the major ones is upbringing and religion. If a girl was taught that sex is something dirty and shameful, than she is very unlikely to feel free and to be open to adventures. Most women refuse oral sex and consider it to be very dirty while men have quite the contrary opinion on this matter. In this situation both partners feel unhappy and sooner or later such a couple starts to experience problems, if unsolved, may lead to cheating or break up. Also if there is a discrepancy in the wife’s reproductive organ, such as tight vagina, this couple are likely to face some problems and this kind of sexual incompatibility can be very rarely resolved. Other factors that may also sexual incompatibility include; differences in the frequencies of sexual desire, different sexual appetite, and others. Most men seem to have a stronger sexual urge than their wives which they find difficult to meet up most of the time.
DIFFERENCES IN SEXUAL DRIVE
For some couples struggling with their relationship, a man may want more sex, while a woman feels their relationship doesn't have enough.
It is hard to expect sexual harmony if the husband wants sex 5 times a week, while the wife thinks that once time is enough. They simply have different sex drives. A woman’s sex drive differs from a man's .A man's sex drive is not so easily turned off. He has been hardwired to think about sex and want sex and, very rarely will a man find himself too tired or too stressed out to have sex. While the woman sex drive diminishes as she has to battle some of the marital issues. There are many things that can easily result in a loss of libido in women. Pregnancy, a hard day at work, the responsibilities of taking care of a home and family, hormonal fluctuation, depression, stress, less help and attention from her husband which was not this bad when they first got married.
LACK OF ADVENTURE
One of the reasons some men give for not enjoying sex with their wives is the fact that she is not sexually adventurous enough. For most couples, the extreme passion and desire of new style of love quickly subsides. During those first few months of lovemaking, everyone's adventurous to varying degrees of personal comfort level, because everyone's really on an adventure. It's all exciting, and it's all new. But in some couple of years, they passion begin to wane and the thrill is gone. Some women suddenly becomes uptight and all the effort by the husband to ignite back the fire seems unproductive.
Another reason why some men don’t enjoy sex with their wives is boredom. Their sexual life at a point becomes monotonous, same place, same station, same way every time. Men like variety, and when a couple get stuck in a routine, the man is the first one to get dissatisfied with it. What was exciting once upon a time now seems dull. Some men may not be having sex with their wives because sex simply isn't worth the effort. They'd rather watch television.
Anger and resentment is another reason some men not only enjoy having sex with their wives.Oftentimes, the anger remains unexpressed. This silent seething has the effect of Novocaine numbing many of the senses, including sexual desire.Many husbands get fed up with a nagging wife at home. And since the wife has become an annoying bully; he shuts down completely and withholds the only thing he thinks might hurt her.
Depression is another reason why some men don’t enjoy sex with their wife. Many times, the man may not even be aware that he is depressed over the stressful things in life-economic stress, career stres, not achieving things he wants and others. He is not aware that he has responded to the stress with anger, and the anger has moved into depression. He is not enthusiastic about having sex at all. Compounding the problem, some of the more common antidepressants can cause loss of libido or inability to perform sexually.A report says that antidepressants can have another negative effect on a relationship: it diminishes interest in connecting emotionally with a partner.
SHE GAINS A LOT OF WEIGHT AND BECOMES LESS ATTRACTIVE
Another reason men stop desiring their wives is because they no longer find them physically attractive, or suddenly gained so much weight. Many women do not take care of themselves. They go out of shape and lose out on their figure. At home, they do not take care of their appearances or dress up properly. Naturally, a man becomes fed up with his wife and found her attractive any longer. Men are visual, so excessive weight gain may indeed pose a problem for them. And since Obesity also diminishes libido, an over weight wife may not be as responsive as her partner.
EXTRA- MARITAL AFFAIR
Trying out something new is often a reason given by the husband for indulging in an extra-marital affair. He often feels he needs a change of taste and would like to spend time with someone who is “different” and perhaps “more exciting”. At times, the wife could also be responsible for the situation. A wife paying too much attention to children and household chores often forces a man to go in for relationships outside marriage. He feels neglected. He wants more attention and since he is not getting it at home he prefers to get it from an outsider. And even though he doesn’t have any desire to leave his wife, sometimes the man feel guilty of this act which limits the full expression of his love and desire for his wife. And when he is getting so much fun and varieties from outside, it will be difficult to enjoy the boring and monotonous one from his wife which no longer gets him aroused.
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They're no strangers to dressing up in costume for The Only Way Is Essex's regular fancy dressed parties. But as the country gears up for Christmas Eve, some of TOWIE's sexiest female stars have got into the festive spirit by dressing as sexy Santas. But cynics will be surprised to learn it isn't just a gratuitous Yuletide photoshoot - it's all in the name of charity.
Having already recorded a cover of Wham's Last Christmas, TOWIE's Jessica Wright, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Billi Mucklow and Cara Kilbey posed in a flirty shoot to raise further awareness of the Text Santa appeal
The TOWIE cast will perform their single on ITV's new charity initiative Text Santa's show tonight.
After 3 years of taking a break, Alapomeji crooner,Abolore Akande popularly known as 9ice , has finally bounced back with a brand new 2 in 1 album, Bashorun Gaa and Versus.
Before the release of the full album, 9ice had earlier dropped teaser tracks like “Everyday”, “Attitude” and Adigun Juwonlo, all of which received a warm welcome from fans.
For those who prefer the normal 9ice’s style, Bashorun Gaa sees 9ice doing his thing the usual way. But for those who’d want to taste the other exciting side of 9ice, Versus is surely the in-thing. In Versus, 9ice featured wave making artistes like Wizkid, Mo Chedah, Vector, M.I. Tiwa Savage, Waje, Lare Dagrin and others.
The album produced from his Alapomeji stable, features Naija acts of different style, making the album worth the wait. In all, the 2 in 1 album contains about 18 tracks.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Body Magic is the in-thing among ladies now. You can have an Instant Hour Glass Figure without surgery, pills, diet and exercise. Here and now, fashion has altered, but it is no less accepting of a woman’s imperfections. In fact, the lesser clothing we wear, the more our bodies are disclosed and often those areas that are quickest to sag, bulge, and lose muscle tone. Not everyone has the time and money required to hire a personal trainer and keep our bodies lithely toned. And as we age, it gets harder and harder to retain our youthful figures when gravity is working against us. Luckily for us, modern technology has now met our need to reshape our figures easily and naturally. In this report, BOLA AKINBOADE presents the wonders of Body Magic, plus how it works.
ABOUT BODY MAGIC
Back in the days of yore, a woman who wanted an hourglass figure had to encounter the torture of wearing a corset with whalebone or steel stays that cruelly cut into her flesh. Luckily for us, modern technology has now met our need to reshape our figures easily and naturally. Any product that promises to help you cast off pounds like magic without diet or exercise must be too good to be true, right?
Ardyss International, the manufacturer of the Body Magic reshaping undergarment has indeed managed to develop a product that immediately lifts and firms all those sagging areas on a woman’s body such as the breasts, buttocks, abdomen and upper back.
This gives today’s woman that hourglass figure she needs to strengthen her looks in a skimpy dress or a tight pair of jeans. The garment is designed so you can truly reshape your lower body. It allows you to redistribute some of your irregularities to a more desirable area.
HOW IT WORKS
Whilst it may seem like magic, there is a wealth of common sense behind the Body Magic structure. This new corset created by an orthopaedic surgeon, who based its design on the same elements used for those garments given to post plastic surgery patients to deflate swelling. The Body Magic uses compression to flatten specific areas while at the same time pushing those fatty deposits to their natural homes in the breasts and buttocks.
But even more than these clamant cosmetic benefits, the Body Magic corset also promotes correct spinal alignment and the proper arrangement of internal organs. Everything gets put in its place, exactly. There is no surgery required, no chemical potions to drink, and no adverse side effects to contend with.
• Over time, Body Magic will provide continuing benefits, remodeling the body to adjust to the garment contours. Weight loss is achieved through the reorganization of the body and excess water being eliminated through urine.
• Slimming and toning your body could not be easier than using this new corset. Put it on and slip back into your favorite little black cocktail dress. But be on guard to take centre stage because with your new figure, you are sure to receive lots of admiring glances.
• Lifts the buttocks
• Helps reduce fat in the crotch area
• Corrects posture and sharpens overall figure
• Smoothens the irregularities and helps prevent additional deposits.
Rihanna certainly knows how to titillate fans as she 'strips off' in new video You Da One, appearing naked when she is in fact wearing a flesh-coloured leotard.The Grammy-winner is seen writhing on the floor with strategically placed artistic shards of light to created leopard spots and tiger stripes on her skin.
There is also a generous dosage of gyrating from the ultra-svelte Umbrella singer, to make you feel green with envy as you feel the bloat from one too many mince pies.
And it seems her new romance with her backing dancing Londoner Dudley O'Shaughnessy influenced her choice of location, with the video filmed in east London's Hackney.
The Bajan beauty wears a number of outfits and wigs through out the video, emulating the iconic clothes from Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange by wearing a white bowler hat and cane.
The 23-year-old filmed the video while she was in England for her string of concerts at the O2 Arena in London last month.
Aitauaja Iruobe popularly known as Waje is one of the budding Nigerian artists currently doing her thing in the music industry at the moment. The latest gist about this talented singer is her look. Waje who was once a size 16 has dropped drastically to a size 10. And the question on her fans lips now is “What is Waje doing to herself?”
But interestingly, her weight lose actually looks good on her. She has gotten a lot of commendation since she debuted with her new sexy look, and a lot of people are glad she is losing weight.
Waje has in recent time been able to shed a lot of excess fat as she now looks trimmed. Her new size is fabulous and makes her even prettier. She looks gorgeous in whatever she wears these days. Go girl! I love the look
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A room is still a room, even when there's nothing there but gloom
But a room is not a house, and a house is not a home
When the two of us are far apart
And one of us has a broken heart- Burt Bacharach
The above are the lyrics of the second verse an inspirational song made popular by the late Luther Vandross. I stumbled on it and it inspired the theme for the last event. It got me thinking about what actually is a home. I wondered about the many houses where the couple are either growing apart or have already done so and are just co-habiting. I wondered how many people are married but have a broken heart. It got me thinking and it was important that I share this knowledge with a lot of other couples so that we are all aware and are not ignorant of the devices of the devil -"Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices" (II Corinthians 2:11).-. The word of God says "My people perish for a lack of knowledge"-Hosea 4:6.
WHAT IS A HOUSE?
A house is a structure. There is no particular emotional attachment to it while a home is where you have created a living for yourself. You are emotionally attached to it. A home is where your heart is. It is often said that a house in which no one lives is nobody's home. A family can live in a house and if they are always arguing and fighting then it's not a home. A home is where the people in it love and care about each other. A home is where there is constant laughter, joy, but not necessarily without some storms, trials and tribulations along the way. It's the way the family handles those challenges and rides the storms to victory that determines whether it is a house or a home.
A house can be exchanged or sold but a home is not just something you live in. It is where you have an identity.
WHAT IS A HOME?
A home is:
• A place of refuge
• Feel secure
• Associated with comfort
• Where you feel loved
• Build relationships
• A place to always come back to,
• A place to live flourish and grow; not just exist
• Unconditional love, acceptance, respect
• A place to unveil- be yourself
The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
Home is not a museum-like perfection; home is where the issues of life get fought out, but they can be resolved, because home is where somebody loves you. Home is not
but they can be resolved, because home is where somebody loves you. Home is not where somebody puts up with you or tolerates you.
"Home is where, when you go there, they have to take you in"- Robert Frost
DO YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR HOME?
• Contentment- Be happy where you are. It matters not your location. You may live in a choice location and be able to afford everything money can buy and still not live in a home while on the other hand; you may live in a one room apartment and make it home. Like Adam & Eve did by making a garden their home, make where you reside your paradise. A home is not determined by riches.
• Joy-Are you happy in your home or are you just keeping up appearance? Are you weeping inside and full of regrets? You must remember that "the joy of the Lord is your strength"- Neh. 8:10.
• Honour- Do you love yourself and your spouse? A man should honour his wife so that his prayers will not be hindered-1 Pet. 3:7.
• Respect& Submission- "Wives submit yourself to your spouse".-Eph. 5:22-23. "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry".- 1 Sam. 15:23
• Communication & Attention- speak to each other. Be aware of your spouse's presence and put him/her into consideration no matter what
• Build relationships- Are you emotionally connected in your home? Body, spirit and soul?
• Unconditional love and acceptance- Are you received with joy even when you fail, misbehave or get it wrong? 1 John 4:7-8
• Be yourself(naked)- be goofy, act silly, laugh, smile, fart, burp etc
• Flourish-Be encouraged, complimented, admired
• Peace-No nagging, fights, abuses (verbal, emotional, financial, sexual and physical). The word of God says "it is better to dwell in the corner of a rooftop than in the house with a quarrelsome wife"- Prov.25:24; "continual dripping and a quarrelsome wife are the same" - Prov. 27:15
• Memories- Children thrive in an atmosphere of love. "Train a child the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it". Miscreants are said to be from broken homes and children who misbehave have no home training. Your children will learn more from you than any other person. These children are good seeds given to us by God but no matter how good a seed is; it cannot thrive on bad soil.
Let us always remember that you can live in a house and still be homeless. I pray for the grace, knowledge and understanding to turn our houses into homes. God bless you all.
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have been going super strong ever since they started dating (right after she and Leonardo DiCaprio split), and now close friends say it's only getting better.
The Gossip Girl starlet and her hunk have been spotted smooching in public and Blake even brought Ryan’s adorable golden retriever to the ‘Gossip Girl’ set on Dec. 14.
Although, some people still believe that Blake still have a soft spot for her ex, Leonardo and would willing run back to him …..and that he'd totally take her!
Our source revealed that , "Blake likes knowing she has a safety net... She likes dating a high-profile guy and everything that comes with it.Leo's not about to chase Blake, but he would be open to taking her back if she and Ryan split. Leo still likes Blake, but the ball is in her court."
But according to Blake close friend, Blake and her beau are not worried about Leo and a proposal might be coming soon. The duo are totally “head over heels” for each other.y are not calling
“Ryan is absolutely smitten with Blake and the feeling is mutual,” a source tells us. “They can’t get enough of each other. They’re spending the holidays together and already making plans for their future. I wouldn’t be surprised if they got engaged within the next few months. Ryan is crazy about her and they are very serious about each other.”
But what about reports that Ryan’s ex-wife Scarlett Johansson was jealous?
“Scarlett is happy Ryan has moved on,” the source continues. “Ryan and Blake aren’t worried about Scarlett or anyone for that matter. They are completely into each other and are going really strong.”
So Is Blake keeping her eye on Leo? Or does she only have eyes for Ryan?
Curvaceous singer Adele is in line to hit the fashion jackpot if rumours she is to appear on the cover of US Vogue are true. Having already graced the cover of the British edition in September, the soulful star will hit American newsstands for the coveted March 2012 issue.
Second only to the famed September issue, the Spring edition is the most important in the Vogue calender and featuring a fuller-figured star marks a courageous move by the fashion magazine.
The last time a plus-sized star graced the cover of US Vogue was Jennifer Hudson back in 2007.
Editor Anna Wintour is said to have asked a host of designers to come up with a series of cover-worthy outfits for the size 16 chart-topper to wear on the shoot.
Although we do hope Adele will get to show them off on the cover as her appearance on the UK edition was closely cropped to just her head and shoulders.
With six Grammy nominations and the best-selling album of 2011, 21, under her belt the talented 23-year-old also seems to be carving out a career as a style icon too.
The signing by the American magazine is the latest in an ever-increasing list of cover shoots for Adele who has also featured on the front of Cosmopolitan and The Gentlewoman, proving that the more voluptuous figure sells as well as the usual stick-thin models and celebrities.
According to reports Taylor Swift was in line to fill the esteemed fashion spot but has been moved to the February issue instead.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Founder and CEO of L360 (Lowla360) Ltd, Lola Adamson grew up in a very eclectic environment. Born and raised in Nigeria, with a famous Nigerian artist as a father and role model (Kenny Adamson), her love for Art, design and style blossomed at a very young age. Even as a child she had ambitions of being an Actress/Model and took a passion to Art and Music. She studied Business and Arts in high school and earned her Bachelor degree in International Relations from the University of Igbinedion in Nigeria.
After relocating to the US and then the UK, to pursue bigger aspirations, she dove head first into the business and handlings of fashion and entertainment. With goals of eventually becoming an entrepreneur, she took a brief hiatus from the high life to pursue graduate studies. She completed her Masters degree in International Business at the University of Greenwich, London UK in 2008.
Now putting her skill and expertise into practice, Lola is currently based in Nigeria where she runs the international operations of L360 Ltd. She is managing well known artists and also handles PR for well known Celebrities.
She managed popular rapper MI from February 2010 till August 2011. According to sources, she's the only person who has succeeded in managing the famous rapper for over a year and like MI twitted weeks ago, she's also the only manager he has ended business with on perfect terms.
Lola is currently managing upcoming artiste 'Chykay' who is signed to Blackbody & Jumai Shaba who is a presenter for Jara on Mnet. Her PR clients include, Lise Beauty Range, Dj Caise, Beauty Overdose Magazine and Blackbody Entertainment
It's been a slow process, but Beyonce's parents Tina and Mathew Knowles have finally divorced after 31 years of marriage. The couple were issued a final decree of divorce in a Texas court last month - two years after stylist Tina originally filed legal papers. The couple separated in 2009 after it emerged Mathew - who managed his daughter until earlier this year - had fathered a love child.
Their original divorce filing was dropped last year after both failed to appear in court, leading Tina to file a divorce petition again in August this year.
In court documents, Tina, 57, said the marriage was 'insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities' which 'prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation'.
Tina's original divorce filing came just a month after it emerged Mathew, 60, had fathered a child with former Scrubs actress Alexsandra White, who was pregnant at the time.
White, 40, gave birth to their son Nixon on February 4 2010 following an 18 month affair with Mathew.
Although he initially denied he was the father, a DNA test later proved otherwise.
In March, Beyonce severed business ties with her father, but insisted she was not estranged from him on a father-daughter level, despite her parents' split.
Mathew had managed Beyonce's career from a teen wannabe to girl group bandmember with Destiny's Child to superstar solo singer.
He has been responsible for bringing in a lot of her lucrative advertising jobs including multi-million dollar jobs for L'Oreal, Tommy Hilfiger and Pepsi.
Tina worked as a stylist for Destiny's Child throughout their fame and teamed up with her daughter to create the House Of Dereon fashion line in 2005.
Tina and Mathew, who married in a 1980, also have a younger daughter, singer Solange, 25.
Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall, whose struggle with breast cancer was closely followed by Venezuelans, has died at age 28. Her family said Ekvall died Saturday at a hospital in Houston.
Ekvall was crowned Miss Venezuela at age 17 in 2000, and the following year she was third runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant in Puerto Rico. She went on to work as a model, actress and television news anchor.
She also authored a book, "Fuera de Foco" ("Out of Focus"), about her struggle with cancer, which included images by Venezuelan photographer Roberto Mata.
She told the newspaper El Nacional in an interview last year after the book was published that "I needed to send the message of the need for cancer prevention."
On the cover was a portrait in which she appeared with makeup and her head shaved. The book also included images of her while going through chemotherapy.
"I hate to see photos in which I come out ugly," Ekvall told El Nacional. "But you know what? Nobody ever said cancer is pretty or that I should look like Miss Venezuela when I have cancer."
At the time, she was hopeful of overcoming cancer and wanted to write more.
Ekvall's family said in a statement Sunday that her remains were being cremated in Houston on Monday and that a service is to be held in Venezuela once her remains are returned to the country.
Ekvall said in a 2007 interview published in Venezuelan news media that although her mother is Jamaican and her father is American of Swedish and Hungarian descent, "I feel more Venezuelan than anybody."
She was married to radio producer John Fabio Bermudez and had a 2-year-old daughter.
In her book, Ekvall had described her joy at the birth of her daughter saying "that happiness, although (the daughter) may not know it or understand it, keeps me alive today."
The book included emails that she wrote to friends providing updates on her treatment and thanking them for their support, as well as short essays by relatives and friends reflecting on her ordeal.
Her father, Eric Ekvall, recalled in the book that his mother, also named Eva, had died of the same type of cancer at age 39.
"Those who know Eva know she doesn't give up," he said of his daughter. "She fights for what she wants."
Her death brought an outpouring of condolences from Venezuelans, including from some prominent artists and politicians who praised her in messages on Twitter.
One drawing posted online depicted her as an angel with white wings and a pink ribbon on her chest.
Ekvall's husband posted a photo on Twitter Sunday showing a close-up of his hand holding hers, resting on a bed, with the words "Always together ... I love you wife."