Beyonce's Mom Gets Married! Her New Husband's Secret Scientology Past Revealed In 10 Clicks

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Apr. 2 2019, Updated 1:50 p.m. ET

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Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles on Sunday married actor Richard Lawson, a man with a Scientologist past, and RadarOnline.com has images of the couple’s yacht celebration.

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Knowles, 61, and Lawson, 67, exchanged vows with 300 guests aboard the yacht Eternity Sunday. These shots show the vessel as it returned to shore in Newport Beach, Calif.

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The marriage establishes a link between Bey to the Church of Scientology, as Lawson, an actor who appeared on All My Children, has documented ties to the controversial  institution.

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As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Lawson took two courses with the church -- a "HQS Course" in 1990, and in 1997, a "Personal Values and Integrity Course."

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While the HQS -- short for the "Hubbard Qualified Scientologist" -- is considered an introductory course, the Personal Values and Integrity Course is geared toward maintaining one’s "honesty and personal integrity," according to a Scientology website.

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Lawson’s association with the church -- which is reeling from the recent release of the documentary Going Clear -- initially raised the "Single Ladies" singer’s eyebrows, according to MSN Australia’s The Fix.

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The outlet reported that Lawson "is a practicing Scientologist," which caused "arguing" between the "Crazy In Love" crooner and her mother.  

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"Beyonce is dead-set against the religion," an insider told the outlet, adding that Jay-Z’s wife was "worried that her mom is getting sucked in." (Reps for Beyonce and Lawson didn’t respond to Radar’s request for comment for our Nov. 2014 story.)

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The entire star-studded family, including Bey, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy -- all dressed in white -- as well as Solange, were all on hand for the waterfront wedding.

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A veteran of Hollywood for more than 40 years, other notable titles on Lawson’s acting resume include appearances in Dirty Harry, Kojak, All in the Family, Poltergeist and Dynasty.

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Wedding guests mingle at the elaborate affair. Tina wore a white gown designed by Romona Keveza, while Lawson wore a white tuxedo.  

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