In an interview with the Daily Mail, Locke’s spills the beans on what it was like being with the singer, (whom he started dating when he was 14 and she was 12) before and after she became the fierce diva she is today.
Although they hit it off after Beyoncé’s fellow “Human Perfection” – – and later Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland – introduced them, Locke admitted that Beyoncé’s determination to be a star was something that started at age 5 and couldn’t be denied.
Still, that didn’t prevent Beyoncé from taking time out to hang out with Locke.
“Beyoncé came to my high-school prom with me,” he shared. “It was a great evening. She laughed and danced and told me, ‘Lyndall, it’s so great to be normal, to be a kid.'”
As beautiful and talented as she was, it wasn’t enough for Locke to stay committed to Beyoncé as he confessed to cheating on the singer several times. Nevertheless, Queen Bey ended up forgiving him, he says, because her family knew, “I wasn’t after anything from them.”
As the interview continued, Locke spilled more details such as recalling the time he was with Beyoncé when a car ran off the highway after pulling in front of them.
“A car suddenly pulled in front of me, crossed to the side of the road then flipped and fell right off the highway,” Locke said about the incident, which happened as he drove a 16-year-old Beyoncé and her cousin Angie to the beach In a five-car convoy of friends.
Cosmopolitan notes that Lyndall screeched to a halt and raced down the embankment to check on the people in the other car, who were not harmed. Turns out, Beyoncé and Angie were nowhere to be found because they drove off.
“When I finally got a lift home I was furious,” Locke said. “Beyoncé told me, ‘I can’t be around a mess like that. I have to think smart and staying there would not have been smart.’”
Beyoncé’s hard work eventually paid off when she had her first hit with Destiny Child in 1996. That moment marked the start of the end of Locke’s relationship with her, in light of her constantly promoting the group’s first album and he was sitting at home getting high. The downward spiral continued after the release of Destiny’s Child’s sophomore album.
“She was promoting Destiny’s Child’s second album and I was back home smoking weed,” Locke told the Daily Mail. “I didn’t want that to somehow reflect badly on her. She was all about image and career, while I was directionless and having fun. Once they started to hit big it was it obvious she was changing. She became aloof. I told her she was becoming a whole new kind of person and she looked at me and said, ‘I am.'”
“I told her, ‘I wish we could have a normal life’ and she said, ‘I don’t want a normal life. I’ve been waiting for this since I was a kid.'”
Their relationship officially fizzled in 2003 when Lyndall confronted her about rumors that she and Jay Z were an item. Although she allegedly told him that Jay Z wasn’t even “her type,” Locke knew better. As a result, the couple agreed to take a break from their relationship.
Nowadays, Locke has his own thing going on with owning a catering company in Texas and being a father to two children with his long-time love. For anyone wondering, Locke no longer speaks to Beyoncé, but he is keeping hope alive for a chance to have a playdate with Bey’s daughter Blue Ivy and his kids.