Tina Knowles

Seems like everybody is thinking about Beyonce these days. But her parents were her first fans. They believed in her so much that Beyonce's father quit his job to manage Destiny's Child while her mother, Tina, worked long hours at her hair salon to support the family. Her mother recalls that time, saying, “It was very stressful because we went from having two really great incomes to having one. We had to scale down the house. Sell the cars. It was a really tough time for us.” Did people think you were nuts? [+]