Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Secret Love Story

JAy Z and Beyonce age gap relationshipWorld Famous Rap­per Jay-z and hip-hop Artist Bey­once have man­aged to remain tight lipped about their rela­tion­ship for over a decade now.The royal hip-hop cou­ple has FINALLY spilled some beans about their mar­riage and the birth of their daughter.

They have come a long way in their jour­ney to suc­cess and deserve every bit of fame. They are widely known for their musi­cal career as a cou­ple and as Individuals.

Their love story began in early 1997 when Bey­once Knowles was an acquain­tance to Jay-z through the musi­cal scene. She was then only 18 and Jay-Z 31, and the two main­tained a healthy friend­ship for a year before they decided to start dat­ing. The 12 year age gap was never a con­cern for the stars.

The cou­ple kept their rela­tion­ship under wraps until 2002, when he released his sin­gle “03 Bon­nie and Clyde”- with her play­ing the modern-day Bon­nie to Jay’s Clyde.

She was 18 when she first appeared on Jay z pro­tégé (and Roc-a-Fella records golden girl) Amil’s track “I Got That”, prior to her Des­tiny Child’s solo.

By 2001, Jay-Bey were just try­ing to date each other, when they appeared on the cover of Van­ity Fair’s magazine.

They tried every­thing in their stride to be dis­creet about their rela­tion­ship, but in early 2003 rumors went beyond con­trol. Bey­once was seen flash­ing Jay’s sig­na­ture Yan­kees cap and they were spot­ted numer­ous times together pub­licly and at spe­cial events.

The ris­ing star released her first solo album “Dan­ger­ously in Love” and her first solo sin­gle “Crazy in Love” that fea­tured Jay-Z.The cou­ple dis­played their love for each other through their music. They con­stantly wrote lyrics for each other and per­formed their love songs on var­i­ous stages through­out the year. One of the hit song being “Crazy in Love” which they per­formed at the MTV Video Music Awards.

They made their cou­ple debut for the first Red Car­pet event at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2004 in match­ing outfits.

Being in Love AND happy can not be hid­den for long. They were snapped together through­out 2005 canoodling each other from Italy to the Grammy’s.

As the media is well known to spread rumours, they spec­u­lated that in 2006 the hip-hop star was preg­nant and even named her baby!

The same year she trashed these rumours and came up with her chart top­ping album “B’Day” which again fea­tured Jay Z in the songs “Deja Vu” and “Upgrade U”. Jay Z took this oppor­tu­nity for a come back album and launched “King­dom Come” the same year.

Later that year he released his album “Hol­ly­wood” fea­tur­ing Bey, which she re released in a deluxe ver­sion of her album “B’Day” as “Wel­come to Hollywood”.

The album fea­tured the track “Lost One” whose lyrics were a clear sign that their rela­tion­ship was on the rocks. By 2010, in his book “Decoded”, he con­firms that the song was infact about their rela­tion­ship. The pair were at the peak of their careers and rela­tion­ship at this moment.

2007 was the year for the Royal hip-hop cou­ple, when he finally popped the ques­tion to Bey on her Birth­day in Sep­tem­ber. By 2008 they were mar­ried in a very pri­vate cer­e­mony at his Tribeca New York Apart­ment. Instead of exchang­ing rings, they went ahead and did some­thing extra­or­di­nary. They got match­ing IV tat­toos on their wed­ding fin­gers as the num­ber 4 is of utmost impor­tance in their relationship.

Bey­once took a break through­out 2010, but gave sur­prise cameo’s with Jay Z on stage. In 2011, she released her album “4” named after their favourite number.

The same year her new fiance released his album “Watch the Throne” with Kanye West, with Bey singing on the track “Lift Off”.

By mid 2011 at the MTV Video Music Awards she flaunted her baby bump in full flare by begin­ning a per­for­mance of “Love on Top”. She gave a state­ment dur­ing her per­for­mance say­ing– “Tonight I Want you to stand up on your feet, I want you to feel the love that’s grow­ing inside of me”, and proudly unbut­toned her jacket and rubbed her stomach.

The year 2012 took a sigh of relief when the cou­ple finally started to open up about their rela­tion­ship, and the same year Baby Blue Ivy Carter was born. Jay Z’s new song “Glory” was solely ded­i­cated to his beau­ti­ful daugh­ter Ivy.

The cou­ple con­tin­ued to release albums through­out the year 2012 and 2013 with lyrics about how much they were in love with one another.

After a decade of the Royal hip-hop’s cou­ple love saga, came their sad down­fall. Jay signed Rihanna who seemed to have been cre­at­ing trou­ble in their lit­tle par­adise. Bey started writ­ing songs about the “other woman” with lyrics chang­ing from “mis­tress” to “bitch”.

The cou­ple sought to seek sep­a­ra­tion with­out divorce, but as fate had it, their divorce was finalised within six months. Bey­once tried to get preg­nant and thought a sec­ond child would bring things into per­spec­tive, but who knew that could only worsen their situation.