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Ana Ng
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Via ontd:

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December 5. Over the past few weeks, MediaTakeOut.com has received hundreds of emails from people asking us to confirm Beyonce's true age. In an attempt to find the truth, we spoke with dozens of insiders - all of whom believed that Beyonce was being truthful about her age.

But yesterday MediaTakeOut.com received a tip that proved to be explosive. The tipster, who claimed to work for the Texas Department of Health, faxed over what appears to be Beyonce's official birth records. The document (a portion of which is below) shows that a Beyonce Giselle Knowles was born to a Mathew Knowles and Celestine Ann Beyonce on September 4th, 1974. If this document is accurate, that would mean that Beyonce is actually 32 years old.

Beyonce's official biography claims that she was born on September 4th, 1981. It also claims that her mothers maiden name is "Beyince", and not "Beyonce" as the below document shows...

ETA: Cite?

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IMDB confirms her birthdate, FWIW. I somehow doubt she's 32.


Edited because I'm a big, dumb, doofus who can't read.

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Tootsie Plunkette
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From Ancestry.com:

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Beyonce Giselle Knowles
Name: Beyonce Giselle Knowles
Date of Birth: 4 Sep 1981
Gender: Female
Birth County: Harris
Father's name: Mathew C Knowles
Mother's name: Celestine Ann Beyonce
Roll Number: 1981_0010

ETA: Ancestry also has the same image of the Texas Vital Statistics page as posted on the link in the OP - only the date at the top is actually 1981. Photoshop.

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Astra
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I wouldn't think this would be so hard to prove/disprove with the way she was pushed into performing - there's bound to be tons of videos out there that would provide a reference to her age.

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Well I found out that county 101 is Harris County, and I went to the Harris County Vital Statistics page and didn't find her at all. I don't know if that means she wasn't born there in 1974, but there is no record with the county.

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Tootsie Plunkette
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Just out of curiosity, I looked up her sister, too:

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
about Solange Piage't Knowles
Name: Solange Piage't Knowles
Date of Birth: 24 Jun 1986
Gender: Female
Birth County: Harris
Father's name: Mathew Knowles
Mother's name: Celestine Ann Beyonce
Roll Number: 1986_0011

Which would seem to confirm the mother's last name is Beyonce.

ETA: As would this:

Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
about Celestine A Beyonce
Name: Celestine A Beyonce
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 5 Jan 1980
Estimated birth year: abt 1955
Age: 25

Spouse: Mathew Knowles
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Est Birth Year: abt 1952
Spouse Age: 28

Marriage County: Galveston
Marriage State: Texas

Source: Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002

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Tootsie, did you find Beyoncé's birth record?

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Just the one in my first post, above...

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Don't know how I missed that.

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And to take advantage of the waffle(s), I wonder why ancestry's database has her, but the Harris county one doesn't.

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quote:
Originally posted by Astra:
I wouldn't think this would be so hard to prove/disprove with the way she was pushed into performing - there's bound to be tons of videos out there that would provide a reference to her age.

You're right. There are a bunch of videos out there that pretty much prove that she is the age she is, or at least a roundabout figure. Before they were Destiny's Child they were called GyrlsTyme (or something) like that and they appeared on Star Search. Also on Behind the Music and/or E! True Hollywood story, they show old videos of the kids when they were practicing and performing. None of them looked a lot older or younger than the rest of the group.

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Tootsie Plunkette
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Screen shot.

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The website TMZ also looked into this and came to the same conclusions. Apparently the only document claiming she's 32 is a document from the Texas Department of Health that Mediatakeout.com claims lists her as 32. They've also said that it looks "very real". Personally, I think Draino looks "very tasty" but I'm not gonna drink it.
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