Tina Knowles Calls Jay Z the ‘Son I Never Had’ In Sweet Birthday Message

by Elizabeth VanMetre 3:15 PM PST, December 05, 2015
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There is no love like a mother's love -- just ask Tina Knowles.

Many A-listers sent birthday wishes to Jay Z as he celebrated turning 46 on Friday, but the note from his mother-in-law may have topped them all.

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"Happy Birthday to my handsome, brilliant, loving son. The son i never I had, but I have now. I love you Mama," Tina wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.

The "Empire State of Mind" rapper also acknowledged his birthday on social media, sharing a photo of the amazing mountain view he had on Dec. 4 as he thanked his fans "for the love" on Twitter.

Jay Z's wife, Beyonce, has yet to post any photos from her husband's birthday, but we can only hope those are coming soon!

We also can't be sure why Mama Knowles deleted her sweet tribute to Hova, but it's not a huge surprise since the family is notoriously private.

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