Beyoncé and Jay-Z are still hopelessly in love and addicted to one another after more than 20 years of marriage. The singer for Destiny’s Child first met her future husband when she was just 18 years old (approximately in 1999), and they began dating a year later.
The Lion King actress told Seventeen in November 2008, “There was no urgency — no one expected me to run off and get married.” I firmly believe that you won’t love the same thing when you’re 20 as you do at 30.”
With their debut, musical collaboration on Jay-Z’s 003 Bonnie and Clyde” in 2002, the couple’s on-screen chemistry instantly translated to their professional lives. The next year, “Crazy in Love” was released by the duo.
The couple wed in a private ceremony on April 4, 2008, five years after they first met. When she appeared on the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2011 while carrying her growing baby bulge, the Texas native made the couple’s first pregnancy announcement.
In January 2012, when they welcomed daughter Blue Ivy, the couple became parents for the first time. The relationship between the Dreamgirls actress and “Run This Town” rapper encountered a snag two years later when Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, got into a furious disagreement at the Met Gala in 2014.
The rumor that Jay-Z had an extramarital affair with his wife quickly circulated. Beyoncé and Jay-Z overcome each other’s adultery, which he addressed in his 4:44 album and Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade, but it wasn’t until 2017 that the New Yorker came clean about having an affair.
Beyoncé joined her husband at the Oscars in Hollywood to witness the rest of the awards ceremony after opening the 94th Academy Awards with a live performance of “Be Alive” from Compton, California. The couples were beaming as they enjoyed a date night at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica.