Beyoncé and Jay Z are still crazy in love after 12 years of wedding bliss. On Saturday, Apr. 4, the couple celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary. Over the past decade, the world has watched as the power couple have transcended their careers, while growing closer together and expanding their family.
Rumors of the couple’s involvement began in 2003—briefly after the Brooklyn’s rapper appearance in Beyoncé’s ’Crazy In Love’, video on her ’Dangerously In Love’ solo album. The 4:44 artist would later appear on several other songs on that album—along with others over the years.
Though they have kept their personal relationship private from the world, fans immediately began to suspect Beyoncé and Jay z were a couple. Guest appearances on each other’s albums were all fans had to go on when it came to confirming their budding love. Despite being asked in a variety of interviews prior to their marriage—the two stood steadfast in not discussing their relationship.
The couple met in 2000, when Beyoncé was 18 and still a member of Destiny’s Child. The two instantly became fast friends.
However, all their relationship would be is phone buddies since Beyoncé was involved in another relationship. It would another four years before the couple would make it official. Following solidifying their relationship, talk the Everything Is Love artists had separated surfaced.
In 2006, Jay Z subliminally mentioned in his song ’Lost Ones’ that he feared they wouldn’t make it because Queen Bey was more interested in her music rather than him.
Although it seems that fear was short-lived since two years later, they were secretly wed in a private ceremony in the Brooklyn rapper’s NYC apartment.
Fast-forward four years, the couple welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy Carter, 8. The couple seemed to be living in wedding bliss until a family elevator brawl between Jay z and Beyoncé’s sister, Solange was made public in 2014.
Though no official confirmations had been made regarding Jay’s infidelity, people had their suspicions over the years—thanks to a few songs the songstress released—and other rumors linking Jay to different women over the years.
Two years after the Met Gala incident, Beyoncé released her sixth studio album, ’Lemonade’.
Confirming what many believed was the actual cause for the fight two years prior. On the visual album, the mother of three spoke candidly about her husband’s affair and how they healed their relationship.
Following the release of her album, Jay appear on David Letterman where he confirmed he did commit adultery which was the reason for the elevator fight. One year after Beyoncé’s musical confession, Jay z released his thirteenth studio album, ’4:44’ where he went into further detail about his infidelity and where he and his wife were now in their marriage.
Since then, the pair has seemed to overcome their marriage woes and have since welcomed two additional children, Rumi and Sir Carter, 2.