It’s 8 years and counting for Jay Z and Beyonce! Rumor has it, the pair began dating in 2002, shortly before they collaborated for the song “’03 Bonnie & Clyde”. Jay Z also appeared on Beyoncé’s hit single “Crazy in Love” as well as “That’s How You Like It” from her debut album “Dangerously in Love”. On her second album, “B’Day”, he made appearances on the 2006 hits, “Déjà Vu” and “Upgrade U”.
As you know, the couple generally avoids discussing their marriage. Beyoncé has stated that she believes that not publicly discussing their relationship has helped them. Jay Z said in a People article,
We don’t play with our relationship.
They kept a low profile while dating, and married in April 2008. Receipts were discovered, aka it became a matter of public record, on April 22, 2008, but Beyoncé did not publicly debut her $5 million Lorraine Schwartz-designed wedding ring until the Fashion Rocks concert on September 5, 2008 in New York City.
Beyoncé and Jay Z were listed as the most powerful couple for TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2006. In January 2009, Forbes ranked them as Hollywood’s top-earning couple, with a combined total of $162 million. They also made it to the top of the list the following year, with a combined total of $122 million between June 2008 and June 2009.
At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyoncé revealed that she was pregnant with their first child and on January 7, 2012, she gave birth to their daughter, named Blue Ivy Carter, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. See our favorite Jay & Bey flix!