It has been seen that celebrity couple often keep their marital problems to themselves. However, this is not the case with the creative duo of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. On contrary, they have used their feud as an opportunity for professional growth. Beyoncé had sung about her marital problems for years in her songs.
Her marriage with Jay-Z has been controversial and attracted immense media attention. Jay-Z even confessed to cheating on Beyoncé. Here, look at the rumored affairs of Jay-Z throughout the years.
Jay-Z met Beyoncé on a flight during MTV Spring Break Festival back in 2000. Even though Jay-Z was 12 years older than Beyoncé, it didn’t stop couples from falling for each other. The meeting became the starting point of a friendship that continued via phone calls for months.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z had undeniable chemistry but they decided to take things slow. The singer mentioned in her interview that she was only 18 when she met Jay-Z. Thus, it was better to take time instead of rushing on the decision to get married.
The couple believed that foundation is very important for a relationship. Thus, they remain friends for a year and a half before starting dating. Many tabloids have confirmed their romance but they admitted that the dating started in 2001.
In 2004, the couple announced that they are together during the MTV Video Music Awards. It was rumored that the couple split in 2005 because of Jay-Z affairs. Sources also revealed that Beyoncé wanted to focus on her career. Later, it came out as the couple was apart for more than a year before coming back together in 2006.
On April 4, 2008, the couple got married in an intimate ceremony. In 2011, Beyoncé announced her pregnancy on stage at the MTV Music Awards. However, she lost her baby due to a miscarriage Later, in 2012, the couple welcomed her first baby Blue Ivy.
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The dating rumors between Rihanna and Jay-Z sparked in 2004. Later, it was revealed that the relationship rumors were nothing but a publicity stunt. Rihanna’s publicist Jonathan Hay confirmed that the rumors were spread to launch Rihanna’s career.
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Jay-Z had approached Liv in 2008. The independent rapper told it to the whole world with his song ‘Mrs. Carter. Later, in one of her interviews, Liv discussed the moment when she hit it off with Jay-Z.
She stated that one of Jay-Z’s bodyguards approached her and said that Jay wanted her number and he’d call when he’d be back in town. She recalled feeling very wrong about it as she would not disrespect B like that.
Rita Ora uploaded a Snapchat post wearing a lemon-printed bikini sporting a J necklace. Their dating rumors got media attention when Beyonce sang the song ‘Becky with the good hair. Rita Ora denied her dating rumors with Jay-Z.
The actress joked about it when asked in an interview. She stated that she couldn’t be Becky as she hadn’t had good hair. She pointed out that her hair is weaved and has extensions.
In 2016, just after Beyonce released the Lemonade album, Rachel Roy dropped an Instagram pic with the caption “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies or self truths, always. Live in the light #nodramaqueens.” The Bey-hive suspected that Rachel Roy is somewhat involved in this and they started attacking her on social media.
While all of these are rumors spread by media and tabloids, it is the fact that Jay-Z had cheated on Beyonce. The rapper’s name has been involved with many other celebrities over the years.
Blu Cantrell is an American singer-songwriter. Blu and Jay dated each other for months in 2001. It happened before Jay-Z met Beyonce.
In 2001, many tabloids reported that Jay-Z found a new love in the Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott. However, it turned out just a rumor.
Jay-Z was briefly linked to actress Rosario Dawson as well. The pair were seen getting cozy on many occasions.
In 1999, Jay-Z linkup rumors with Aaliyah were all over the town. The pair was the hottest hip-hop couple at that time. However, things didn’t work out and the couple parted ways.
Jay-Z was also rumored to have a fling with Carmen Bryant in 1996. Carmen Bryant is a film producer.
Karrine Steffans stated in her memoir that she had a brief interaction with jay-Z. The couple dated for a while but mutually separated.
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