(1960 - 1964) (divorced) (2 children)
In 1960, she married her high school sweetheart, James Newman. They had one son, James "Jimmy" Newman (1962–1999). She retired from the road to raise their child while The Pips toured on their own.
In 1963, after having her only daughter, Kenya, Knight returned to recording with the Pips in order to support her family.