“Crazy in Love,” indeed!
Throughout their scarcely 15-year relationship, Beyoncé, 35, and JAY-Z, 47, have seen it all. From conveyor incidents and infidelity rumors to pound collaborations and adventures in parenting, a fiercely private span continue to explain a bench of music’s First Family.
Below, a minute timeline of Bey and Jay’s life together, from “’03 Bonnie and Clyde” to Lemonade.
1999 – 2000
They initial meet. Beyoncé formerly told Seventeen that they met when she was 18, that would be between Sep of 1999 and Aug of 2000.
2000 – 2001
They start dating when Bey is 19, after removing to know any other. “We were friends initial for a year and a half before we went on any dates,” she after told Oprah Winfrey in an OWN interview. “We were on a phone for a year and a half, and that substructure is so critical for a relationship. Just to have someone who we only like is so important, and someone [who] is honest.”
The span appears on a cover of Vanity Fair‘s Nov 2001 strain issue. JAY-Z after told a magazine, “we were only commencement to try to date any other” during a time, adding: “Well, we know, you’ve got to try first. You got to daunt . . . booze and dine,” and that he had his work cut out for him posterior her. “She’s a desirable Southern girl, we know, she’s not impressed. . . . But we would have unequivocally had to be this cool.”
JAY-Z releases “’03 Bonnie Clyde,” featuring Beyoncé. The subsequent month, they filmed a strain video in Mexico.
Beyoncé drops her “Crazy in Love” strain video featuringJAY-Z, and they go on to win a Best RB Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration awards during a 2004 Grammy Awards.
Despite rumors and a track’s apparent hints and their bomb onscreen chemistry, a span still hadn’t left open with their intrigue during a time — recommendation they fielded from Oprah! “I remember a initial time we were on a Oprah show, we told you, ‘Don’t go around revelation people who you’re dating,’” a speak uncover legend recalled in her 2013 catch-up with Beyoncé.
Bey and Jay make their red runner entrance during a MTV VMAs in Miami, where they both took home Moonmen.
Beyoncé drops her second solo LP, B’Day, on her 25th birthday. The chart-topper enclosed dual some-more collabs with JAY-Z: “Déjà Vu” and “Upgrade U.”
JAY-Z releases Kingdom Come, that includes nonetheless another Beyoncé duet, “Hollywood.”
Jay and Bey get married in a top-secret, super-intimate rite on Apr 4.
“It was a unequivocally romantic matrimony — lots of good — and unequivocally unequivocally spiritual,” a source told PEOPLE during a time of a soirée, reason during a rapper’s 13,500-sq.-ft. Manhattan penthouse and flashy with 70,000 dendrobium orchids flown in from Thailand.
While a span kept their matrimony underneath wraps during first, Beyoncé after non-stop adult about their commitment — and their attribute streamer adult to a large day.
“There was no rush — no one approaching me to run off and get married,” she told Seventeen. “I unequivocally don’t trust that we will adore a same thing when you’re 20 as we do during 30. So that was my rule: Before a age of 25, we would never get married. we feel like we have to get to know yourself, know what we want, spend some time by yourself, and be unapproachable of who we are before we can share that with someone else.”
JAY-Z finally confirms his matrimony to Bey in a Sep ’08 Vibe cover story — and non-stop adult about since they kept it still for so long.
“That’s absurd for me to confirm,” he told a mag. “I don’t have … I’m gonna say, we consider that was a absurd question. we only consider it’s unequivocally a partial of your life that we gotta keep to yourself … You have to, or you’ll go violent in this form of business. You have to have something that’s dedicated to we and a people around we … we common so many of my life, my childhood, and my family, a genocide of my nephew with a world. we should have something to reason on to. You need something for your reason to say, ‘Okay, we could chill out, and this is it.’”
Beyoncé finally talks about her matrimony in her December-January 2008 Seventeen cover story.
“I theory substantially that we’re all human,” she told a mag of what she’s schooled from her relationship. “I don’t caring if you’re picture-perfect on any repository cover, and you’re a many handsome, successful, coolest man — we still get sad, and we still get your feelings hurt, and we still get confused and exposed and shaken and scared. You have to find a chairman we can make it by a tough times with.”
Jay and Bey attend President Barack Obama’s initial inauguration, singing “America a Beautiful” during his swearing-in rite afterwards a Etta James classical “At Last” for POTUS and Michelle Obama’s initial dance during his initial ball.
2010 – 2011
Rumors whirl that Beyoncé is pregnant. In her 2013 HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream, she revealed that she had once been profound though miscarried.
“About dual years ago, we was profound for a initial time,” she said in a doc. “And we listened a heartbeat, that was a many pleasing strain we ever listened in my life … Being profound was unequivocally many like descending in love. You are so open. You are so overjoyed. There’s no difference that can demonstrate carrying a baby flourishing inside of you, so of march we wish to roar it out and tell everyone. [Early into a pregnancy], I flew behind to New York to get my check adult — and no heartbeat. Literally a week before we went to a doctor, all was fine, though there was no heartbeat.”
Beyoncé reveals she is pregnant during a MTV VMAs in L.A., cradling what seemed to be a strike on a red runner before revelation a assembly during her “Love on Top” performance, “I wish we to mount adult on your feet. we wish we to feel a adore that’s flourishing inside me.”
Beyoncé andJAY-Z are dogged by an Internet swindling that she is not indeed profound herself and is regulating a surrogate.
Bey addressed a rumors in Life Is But a Dream, job a reports a “stupid rumor, a many absurd gossip I’ve ever heard about me … To consider that we would be that vain…”
Beyoncé and JAY-Z welcome daughter Blue Ivy Carter in New York City on Jan. 7, and a unapproachable parents’ friends and family — from sister Solange to Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna and Russell Simmons — offer their congratulations on amicable media.
Bey and Jay deliver Blue Ivy, sharing a initial photos of their daughter on Mom’s Tumblr. “We acquire we to share in a joy. Thank we for respecting a remoteness during this pleasing time in a lives,” a Carter family wrote online.
Jay and Bey attend President Obama’s second inauguration, where she performs a controversial rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Beyoncé’s Life Is But a Dream documentary airs on HBO, giving fans a singular glance into her private life with JAY-Z, from celebrating her pregnancy and singing Coldplay’s “Yellow” to any other to enjoying a secluded, outlandish vacation (on a yacht!) and her toasting him at a birthday party.
JAY-Z drops Magna Carta Holy Grail, featuring a Beyoncé duet “Part II (On a Run).”
Beyoncé warn releases her epic self-titled visible album, finish with videos for any of a 14 tracks. JAY-Z lends a hymn to “Drunk in Love” and appears in that video, in serve to creation a brief cameo in a erotic shave for “Partition.”
Jay joins Bey onstage during a Grammys in L.A., where they gave a passionate performance of “Drunk in Love.” #surfbort
JAY-Z, Beyoncé and Solange attend a annual Met Gala on May 7 in N.Y.C. Five days later, video footage of Solange clearly attacking Jay in an elevator at an afterparty leaks online. None of a parties concerned have ever oral out about what caused a altercation, though tabloids reported that Solange was dissapoint with Jay over purported intrigue rumors.
Days after a incident, a contingent released a statement: “There has been a good understanding of conjecture about what triggered a hapless incident. But a many critical thing is that a family has worked by it. Jay and Solange any assume their share of shortcoming for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their purpose in this private matter that has played out in a public. They both have apologized to any other and we have altered brazen as a assimilated family. The reports of Solange being inebriated or displaying haphazard function via that dusk are simply false. At a finish of a day families have problems and we’re no different. We adore any other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and wish everybody else will do a same.”
In an Aug 2014 Lucky cover story, Solange addressed a incident, job it “that thing.” “What’s critical is that my family and we are all good,” a singer, 28, told the now-defunct magazine. “What we had to contend collectively was in a matter that we put out, and we all feel during assent with that.”
Jay and Bey embark on their On a Run Tour, kicking off a 21-date philharmonic in Miami on Jun 25.
The integrate is tormented by rumors that their matrimony is in predicament and they are streamer toward a divorce.
“Word around a attention has been that things are hilly during home,” a strain source who has worked with JAY-Z told PEOPLE during a time. “If they split, no one would be surprised.” But a JAY-Z friend insisted: “They are a good couple. They are soulmates and ideal for any other.”
Beyoncé drops her “***Flawless” remix featuring Nicki Minaj, clearly nodding to a Met Gala occurrence with a new lyric: “Of march infrequently s— go down when it’s a billion dollars on the elevator.”
On Aug. 24, JAY-Z and Blue Ivy take a theatre during a MTV VMAs in L.A. to benefaction Beyoncé with her Video Vanguard Award.
“Thank you. we have zero to say, though I’m anxious with so many gratitude,” Bey pronounced in her acceptance speech. “I only appreciate God for this moment. we adore y’all so much,” she tearfully told a crowd. “My beloved, we adore you. My fans, we adore you. MTV, we adore you. Good night!”
Solange marries Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Nov. 16; Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Blue Ivy attend.
The following week, Beyoncé releases dual new songs, including “Ring Off.” While there was initial speculation a infidelity-fueled lane was desirous by troubles in her possess marriage, it was actually about her parents’, that finished when they separate in 2009.
JAY-Z posts a video of his and Beyoncé’s matrimony on Instagram. The shave showed them exchanging vows – he in a hastily black tux, she in a saturated white robe — before Jay slid a matrimony ring on Beyoncé’s finger and they walked down a aisle.
However, Jay has given deleted his Instagram account.
Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Solange all attend a Met Gala in New York City, one year after a afterparty conveyor occurrence during a Standard Hotel.
Beyoncé performs with Bruno Mars and Chris Martin and Coldplay during a Super Bowl halftime show, while JAY-Z and Blue Ivy watch from a private box with Martin’s ex Gwyneth Paltrow and their kids Apple and Moses.
Beyoncé’s Lemonade special front on HBO and a manuscript goes on sale after a mysterious, week-long promo campaign. The lyrics in songs like “Hold Up,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and “Sorry” spirit during infidelity and a matrimony in crisis, while “Sand Castles” and “All Night” are about redemption, redemption and a renewed bond. Critics and fans flooded amicable media with explanation on a visible album, many interpreting it to be autobiographical while others suspicion it a was a self-promotional artistic endeavor.
Days later, Bey kicks off her Formation World Tour in Miami. Despite reports that their matrimony was still on a rocks, a span were photographed — with Jay’s arm around his mom — during a unison venue, and she sealed a uncover dedicating her strike “Halo” to her “beautiful husband.”
Eventually, Bey’s mom Tina Knowles Lawson weighs in on a definition of Lemonade, saying: “It could be about anyone’s marriage. we consider that everybody during one time or another has been tricked and lied to and it’s about a pain and it’s about a recovering routine and it’s about, ‘How do we get past that and pierce on.’”
Beyoncé attends a Met Gala sans JAY-Z just 8 days after the recover of Lemonade, spurring some-more questions about a standing of their relationship.
That same month, Fat Joe and Remy Ma recover a remix of “All a Way Up” featuring JAY-Z, in that he raps: “You know we done it when a fact your matrimony done it is value millions / Lemonade is … a renouned splash and it still is.” Then, that evening, Jay and Bey met adult in New York for a date night during Italian hotspot Del Posto.
Beyoncé attends a MTV VMAs with Blue Ivy in tow, performing a miscellany of songs from Lemonade and holding home 8 awards, including Video of a Year. JAY-Z wasn’t speckled during a show, though he after assimilated Bey to applaud during a star-studded afterparty with integrate pals Kanye and Kim Kardashian West and Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.
Beyoncé invites JAY-Z onstage during a final uncover of her Formation World Tour in New Jersey, revelation a assembly to “give it adult for my man” and giving him a bus before rising into “Drunk in Love.”
On Oct. 31, Jay and Bey adorably celebrate Halloween with Blue Ivy, sauce adult as Barbies and Ken.
Just days before a election, JAY-Z and Beyoncé stump for Hillary Clinton during a convene in Cleveland.
Beyoncé releases a standalone video for “All Night” from Lemonade, that includes footage from their 2008 wedding.
Beyoncé reveals she and JAY-Z are expecting twins.
“We would like to share a adore and happiness. We have been sanctified dual times over,” she captioned a print of herself cradling her baby bump. “We are impossibly beholden that a family will be flourishing by two, and we appreciate we for your good wishes. – The Carters.”
Later that month, a integrate attended both a Grammys (where Bey put on a show-stopping, goddess-inspired performance) and a pre-Oscars party, where a thespian showed off her flourishing strike in mixed propitious ensembles.
JAY-Z and Beyoncé celebrated 9 years of marriage, with a mom-to-be pity a array of photos and a honeyed montage video — set to her strain “Die With You” — to symbol a occasion.
“I don’t need atmosphere in my lungs. If we can’t sing your song,” one picture review — display a couple’s matching ring finger “IV” tattoos (Beyoncé was innate on Sept. 4; JAY-Z on Dec. 4; they tied a knot on Apr 4).
That same month, a longtime lovebirds jetted off to Bora Bora for a South Pacific babymoon — expected their final large vacation before a twins arrive. (Beyoncé had been scheduled to perform during Coachella in April, though postponed her coming until 2018 on doctor’s orders.)
A source reliable to PEOPLE that Beyoncé and JAY-Z welcomed their twins in mid-June.
Later that month, JAY-Z dropped his 13th solo studio album, 4:44. In a pretension track, a rapper references his attribute with Beyoncé, apologizes for womanizing, says his daughter and baby twins altered his perspective, mentions a array of miscarriages, and confesses he’s undeserving of a relationship.
“I apologize, a adore was one for a ages and we contained us,” he raps, after adding, “And if my children knew, we don’t even know what we would do / If they ain’t demeanour during me a same / we would prolly die with all a shame.”
Beyoncé makes her super low-key open debut given welcoming a twins for an eventuality alongside JAY-Z celebrating Roc Nation artist Vic Mensa Jul 13 in L.A. Hours later, a mom of 3 shared a initial photo of a couple’s new additions, confirming they welcomed son Sir and daughter Rumi a prior month.
After residence sport for dual years, Jay and Bey settle into a $88 million Bel Air mansion.
The A-list span flog off a month during a Made in America Festival” in Philadelphia, where Jay led a throng in singing “Happy Birthday” to Bey, one day before she incited 36.
On Sept. 14, a integrate make their first red runner coming given welcoming a twins during companion Rihanna’s Diamond Ball in N.Y.C.
A week later, on Sept. 23, they suffer a family outing with Blue, dancing and singing along during Bruno Mars’s Madison Square Garden 24K Magic Tour stop.
At a finish of a month, a source confirms to PEOPLE that Jay and Bey have purchased a $26 million waterfront estate in a Hamptons.
On Oct. 17, Jay headlines his third annual Tidal x Brooklyn advantage concert, lifting income for those influenced by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While Bey attended, walking a runner in support of a event, she didn’t join her rapper hubby onstage when he achieved their duet “Bonnie and Clyde.”
Later in a month, during a companion Kelly Rowland’s Halloween party, Jay and Bey dressed adult as another powerhouse duo: Lil’ Kim and The Notorious B.I.G. The couples that wear couples costumes together stay together.
On Nov. 29, T: The New York Times Style Magazine releases an extensive, deeply personal talk with JAY-Z in that a rapper admits to infidelity, explains since he cheated and reveals how they got their matrimony behind on track.
“You know, many people travel away, and like divorce rate is like 50 percent or something ’cause many people can’t see themselves. The hardest thing is saying pain on someone’s face that we caused, and afterwards have to understanding with yourself,” he told a outlet, divulgence therapy helped him in tough times. “So, we know, many people don’t wish to do that. You don’t wish to demeanour inside yourself. And so we travel away.”
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The rapper also told a opening that their marital struggle sensitive both Lemonade and 4:44, though personification that strain for one another was unpleasant and “very, unequivocally uncomfortable,” but: “We were regulating a art roughly like a therapy session.”
At a finish of November, Jay perceived a many nominations, eight, for a 2018 Grammys.
On Jan. 27, Jay and Bey attended Clive Davis and a Recording Academy’s annual pre-Grammys celebration in N.Y.C., where a rapper was respected with the 2018 Salute to Industry Icons Award. In his acceptance speech, Jay suggested he ended his six-year protest of a Grammys to support Bey in 2004, “when a pleasing immature lady, whom we adore dearly, had a solo album, and it was a dermatitis — she was nominated.”
Earlier that day, Hova sat down with CNN’s Van Jones for a wide-ranging talk in that he discussed all from Trump’s presidency to his matrimony to Beyoncé, serve opening adult about how they bound their attribute after he cheated. Jay pronounced “the best reparation is altered behavior,” adding: “The other side is pleasing — during slightest for us.”
In a same interview, Jay also spoke about 7-month-old twins Rumi and Sir. “We are in a pleasing time now since they are 7 months and they can’t move,” he sdaid. “They can only coo … they only coo and we don’t have to ‘wait, wait, wait, wait.’ … You know, they’re not using anywhere yet. We are going to suffer these integrate of months until they start running, and afterwards it’s over.”
On Jan. 28, Jay and attended a Grammys during Madison Square Garden, where they sat front-row with Blue.
On Mar 2, Jay and Bey’s latest partnership dropped: DJ Khaled’s “Top Off,” also featuring rapper Future. On a track, Jay raps about all from incarcerated hip-hop star Meek Mill to “me and Blue carrying a sing-off.”
Meanwhile, on Bey’s verse, she raps: “If they’re tryna celebration with a black / They gon’ have to pointer a non-disclosure.” (Fans on amicable media speculated this line was about comedian Tiffany Haddish. The month before, the Girls Trip star pronounced that at a party, “[An actress] overwhelmed JAY-Z’s chest and Beyoncé came walking adult like…’Biitttchhh!’ But, she didn’t contend that.”)
The Beyhive buzzed into overdrive as Beyoncé and JAY-Z announced a corner summer tour on Mar 12. The journey is a long-awaited supplement to their blockbuster 2014 duel headlining trek, On a Run.
A source formerly told PEOPLE that a strain super-couple designed to lapse to a theatre together. “They are impossibly excited. It took a lot of work to make this happen. It’s a best choice for their family.”
On Mar 17, 2018, Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Blue Ivy Carter attended a 2nd Annual Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles before a cocktail idol was awarded a charitable endowment by her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson — and Blue did some behest on interest of her famous parents.
Blue reason her paddle high and bid $17,000 on an acyclic portrayal of Sidney Poitier during a event’s live auction, emceed by Star Jones, according to Vanity Fair. Despite JAY-Z jokingly perplexing to waylay a paddle from his daughter, she bid again when a item’s seeking cost shot adult to $19,000, a opening reported. However, executive Tyler Perry beat out a bid and won a art square for $20,000.
“I got a painting. we could not be outdone by a 6-year-old,” he joked.
Work hard, play hard. In late March, a integrate headed to Jamaica with their children, reportedly sharpened promos for their arriving tour.
“It was a work trip, though they also got to suffer a island,” a source told PEOPLE. “Beyonce is scheming for Coachella. Together they are rehearsing for a tour. It’s a lot of work for them, though they are unequivocally excited. Things are great.”