The “Crazy in Love” couple have had their highs, including the births of three children, coupled with their well-documented lows, like tales of infidelity, tight leashes and one major elevator beat-down.
But through it all, the musical power couple have persevered. Check out this RadarOnline.com gallery for a timeline of their love.
The two met right around the turn of the century, when Beyoncé was just 18-years-old.
Over the next several years, both Jay-Z and Beyoncé released singles that pointed to their romance. Jay released “'03 Bonnie & Clyde,” featuring Beyoncé in the video, while she dropped her “Crazy In Love” music video featuring Jay.
Jay and Bey got married in a top-secret, super-intimate ceremony at Jay's extravagant NYC penthouse in April 2008.
Life was seemingly magical for the power couple, and in one of the best baby bump reveals ever, Beyoncé took the stage at the 2011 MTV VMAs in L.A., and cradled her belly, telling the audience during her “Love On Top” performance, “I want you to stand up on your feet. I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside me.”
Love on Top
The Guinness Book Of World Records said the announcement broke the record for the "most tweets per second recorded for a single event" as 8,868 tweets per second.
On January 7, 2012, Beyoncé and Jay welcomed daughter Blue Ivy Carter in New York City, and instantly embraced family life.
But in May 2014, it all came crashing down, after security footage revealed a massive blow-up in an elevator between Jay, Beyoncé and her sister, Solange, while attending a Met Gala after-party. In the leaked footage, Solange seemingly attacked her brother-in-law. The reason behind the outburst never officially surfaced, but many believed it was connected to accusations of infidelity by Jay.
Who’s Your Daddy?
That same year, Radar learned Jay was being sued by then 21-year-old Rymir Satterthwaite, an aspiring rapper, who claimed to be Z’s illegitimate love child.
In 2016, Beyoncé released her revealing album Lemonade, and fans quickly realized she was singing about her husband having an affair.
After the controversial album was released, an insider told Radar exclusively that Jay Z was "furious" over the insinuations she made in Lemonade.
"Jay Z is not on board with Beyoncé’s new album," the source said at the time. "He hates the direction that her music is taking. Jay Z honestly feels like he is the reason that Beyoncé has become so famous."
Their marriage quickly went downhill after that, with Jay feeling blindsided by the diss tracks. He even temporarily moved out of their shared bedroom.
As their marriage teetered on the rocks, in February 2017 the couple made the surprise announcement that they were expecting twins!
Daughter Rumi and son Sir Carter made their world debuts on June 13, 2017. That same month, Jay also dropped his 13th solo studio album, 4:44. In the title track, the rapper references his relationship with his wife and apologizes for womanizing and says his daughter and newborn twins changed his perspective.
The rapper gave an in-depth and candid interview with New York Times magazine in which he finally admitted to cheating on Beyoncé and revealed how they got their marriage back on track.
The newly revived family decided to go on tour together in 2018, but The Queen Bey laid down the law before leaving, keeping Jay on a short leash, and forcing him to adhere to a nightly curfew.
“If he thinks he’s going to be out most nights partying until the early hours of the morning with his pals, he’s got another thing coming,” an insider told Radar at the time.
Now, after 11 years of marriage triumphs and tragedies, the power couple seem to be firmly on track relationship-wise. And Radar has learned the duo want to cement their happiness with another baby!
“They’re interviewing surrogates and want another little boy, which they say will complete their family,” an insider told Radar.