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