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03/17/2014 06:29 pm ET | Updated Mar 17, 2014

Solange Knowles Opens Up About Her Love Life

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Solange Knowles -- Beyonce's equally cool younger sister -- is getting real about her personal life.

In the new issue of Harper's Bazaar, the 27-year-old singer and style star opens up about the types of guys she dated in the past before eventually finding love with video director Alan Ferguson.

"Luckily, I dated all of the losers ages ago. My love life has been stable for a while," Knowles said, before dishing on how those earlier relationship missteps have influenced her music. "It's a f*cked-up thing -- without conflict it's a lot harder to write interesting songs."

Knowles, who launched her own music label, Saint Records, last November, also addresses her 2006 divorce from high school sweetheart Daniel Smith, with whom she has a nine-year-old son.

"In a lot of ways, emotionally and mentally, I feel far older than 27," she told the magazine. "Just going through a marriage and a divorce -- which I essentially did by 21 -- will give you an insane amount of perspective on life."

Today, Knowles's relationship with Smith remains as friendly as ever. "We co-parent really well," she said. "I'm able to say, 'I need to finish this album, can you step up and take care of the boy?"

If only all celebrity exes could be this amicable.

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