Solange Knowles Grateful For Bond With Son

09/17/2008 at 02:00 PM ET
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Becoming pregnant at the age of 17 and moving to Idaho with her then-husband Daniel Smith was "definitely a change" from her life at home in Houston, Solange Knowles admitted Wednesday on The View. That change ultimately served to make her a better mom to her son Daniel Julez, 3 ½, however. "As a mother, it was the best thing I could have ever done," the 22-year-old songstress says. "Because I was so young, I felt like people thought [I was] going to … hand over Julez and [have them] figure it out for me."

"By me moving there and being isolated and not having a nanny and babysitters and aunties and a cousin up the street, I really focused on having that bond with him."

Solange’s second album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, is in stores now.

Source: The View

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brooklyn on

Has she always referred to her son by his middle name, or was it after the split from her husband? Just wondering.

morgan on

How is his name pronounced? Is it Jul-ez or more like Jools?

fay on

1. he’s always been juelz, because her ex husband’s name is also daniel

2. it’s jools…

brooke on

Solange seems like a level headed girl, just like beyonce and she seems like a good mom. Her son is such a cutie