Beyoncé launches her long-awaited album Renaissance. This is her seventh studio album and her first solo album since Lemonade which she released 6-years ago.
Beyoncé’ dating life
While the megastar keeps her personal life extremely secret, we can’t help but peep into her dating life. Beyonce is enjoying her fairytale kind of married life with her beau Jay-Z. They are together now for two decades, which practically means an eternity in Showbiz. Before him, she just dated one guy, who was his high school sweetheart. She dated this guy, named Lyndall Locke, for almost a decade. Beyoncé was also linked with Justin Timberlake, Kobe Bryant, Mos Def, Sean Paul, and Marques Houston, over the years before getting hitched to Jay-Z.
Her relationship timeline with Jay-Z
Beyoncé and Jay-Z first met around 1997. They appeared together on the cover of Vanity Fair’s music issue in November 2001. October 2002 marked the first collaboration between Beyoncé and Jay-Z’ for his, “03 Bonnie and Clyde.” They later went on several promotional events together. The couple couldn’t stop smiling and giggling at each other, while they acted all professional. In the spring of the following year, the duo attended many basketball games including the NBA All-Star game.
However, they tried to downplay their relationship by claiming that they are just good friends. And we all know what that means in Showbiz! Beyoncé released her first solo single, “Crazy in love” which featured Jay-Z. The lyrics of the songs heavily hinted at a possible romance brewing between the two. They then appeared on several award shows, performances, and red carpet events.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s married life
On April 4, 2008, Beyoncé got hitched to Jay-Z in an extremely private ceremony with nearly 30 guests, at the latter’s apartment. No photos or videos were released at that time. However, the wedding footage later appeared in “On the Run” tour and in Lemonade. In October 2010, Beyonce’s mother Tina dismissed the rumours of Beyonce’s alleged pregnancy.
Jay-Z continued to post adorable posts and tweets regarding Beyoncé. He tweeted in 2012, that Beyoncé is “the best performer in the world. Period.”
Beyoncé revealed her pregnancy in her iconic performance of “Love on Top” at the VMAs in August 2011. She welcomed baby Blue Ivy Carter. She later revealed that she suffered a miscarriage before Blue’s birth. Beyoncé and Jay renewed their wedding vows in a private ceremony. HBO’s documentary based on Beyonce, “Life Is But a Dream” showed happy, full of love moments between Her and Jay-Z. They traveled to Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. In February 2017, Beyoncé announced that she and Jay-Z are expecting twins. They celebrated 9 years of their marriage in an Instagram-worthy way. On June 13, The Carters welcomed Rumi and Sir.
Rumors kept on circulating about Jay-Z infidelity, first with Rita Ora, then with Rapper and model Liv, Rachel Roy, and Claudia Scheelen.
A week after Met Gala 2014, TMZ released footage of Beyonce’s sister Solange hitting Jay in an elevator. Rumors hinted that Solange was angry at Jay for his acts of f adultery. The family later released a statement saying that they’ve “worked through it” and “put it behind.” Rumours of their impending divorce kept on circulating for years.
Beyoncé launched Lemonade in April 2016. Lyrics suggested Jay’s infidelity and reconciliation. Since 2017, Jay-Z has admitted his infidelity several times and publicly apologized for it. He said, quote, “The best apology is to change behavior. The other side is beautiful—at least for us.” The couple had a share of ups and downs, but they kept on going strong instead of giving up on each other.
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