Solange Knowles says that her sister Beyonce is a “phenomenal” aunt to her 7-year-old son Julez – and she can’t wait to return the favor when Bey and her husband Jay-Z welcome their first child in February.
“My sister is a phenomenal aunt, so I’m ready to be the same in her life,” Solange, 25, tells US. “I don’t need any advice [on how to be a great aunt]. Because she has been a phenomenal aunt to my son, so she’s set the tone as an aunt. I’ve set the tone as a mom, so we’re learning from each other.”
She admits that Auntie is sometimes more popular than Mommy, though: “Well, I’m sure my son would say she’s the better aunt because I’m a mom first. I do realize that popcorn at 9:00 at night probably would make me the better aunt in his eyes.”
Last year Beyonce revealed that watching her sister raise her son has taught her that motherhood isn’t always an easy gig, saying, “I definitely want to have a child, but I know from my nephew it’s a lot.”