Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Are Beyonce and Jay Z already married?

Yes, we have heard the rumors before, but this is the first time that an actual location is being offered as the place the wedding occurred. In addition, for the first time a source has identified photos which were taken immediately after the ceremony took place and are at the end of this post.

It is generally acknowledged that Jay and Beyonce began dating in August 2002 in St. Tropez. They had previously worked together while recording "03 Bonnie & Clyde," but this was the first time they had been seen in public as a couple. Throughout that fall and winter there were rampant rumors about their engagement which they always denied. In fact, they even denied they were a couple for most of that initial period.

In spring 2003, Jay-Z confirmed they were a couple in a backhanded way. He told the New York Daily News on March 12, 2003 that he and Beyonce were a thing of the past. When Jay-Z was asked about Beyonce not being in his new video, Jay-Z replied, "My point exactly."

During that time frame, the April 2003 issue of Playboy was released and Jay-Z stated in that issue, "I used to see her all the time. We are not engaged, by the way. We’re just cool. We’re just friends." In order to drive the knife as deep as possible, Jay went on to say, "We don’t really, ah, know each other like that. Me and Memphis Bleek, we’re tighter. He’s been with me since 1994. Between Beyonce and him? Beyonce’s got to go."

Showing that forgiveness is a part of love, Jay-Z and Beyonce were seen together two weeks later having lunch together in NYC.

We have now confirmed they are a couple. Now, let’s get them engaged.

On January 28, 2004 Jay-Z attended a party for his great friend Lyor Cohen. At that party, Jay-Z made a speech where he stated, "You’ve (Cohen) been one of the best friends I could have had...Apart from this woman (Beyonce) beside me, who I love and will marry soon." After the announcement the crowd at the party went crazy. No official announcement of this engagement was ever made, but none was needed because Jay-Z told the world himself.

Shortly after Jay-Z’s engagement announcement, Beyonce stated that she had no immediate plans to marry. During that summer of 2004 when the two could have got married, Jay was in the middle of rehearsing for the now infamous Best of Both Worlds Tour with R. Kelly while Beyonce was finishing a tour with Destiny’s Child and started filming The Pink Panther. In May of 2004 at a press conference announcing the beginning of production on the film, Beyonce was directly asked whether she was married and she answered, "I’m married?, No, I am not married. She was not evasive and answered the question.

We have them engaged. Now, let’s get them married.

In the summer of 2005 Jay-Z and Beyonce returned to the Mediterranean which was the sight of their first time together as a couple. It was late June 2005 and the weather was great. They were having the time of their life and now was the time to get married. On June 15, 2005 just before dawn they were married in Italy. The pictures below were taken almost immediately after the ceremony.

Shortly after the ceremony, Beyonce was interviewed by Vanity Fair magazine for their November 2005 issue. Again she is asked if she is married. Unlike at the press conference the year before this time she answers, that they are not even engaged. (That was not the question. Any couple who marries is no longer engaged.) She then goes on to say "how can someone be engaged and married at the same time?" She then changed the subject and it never came up again.

In December 2006 when there were reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z were going to marry, a representative of Beyonce stated the couple was not going to get married that weekend. The rep continued by stating that Beyonce had no plans that weekend or any time in the near future. ( No need to, because they are already married.)



24 comments:

lily said...

I wonder why all the secrecy?

Anonymous said...

aha.... why can't I post.... it keeps refusing to post...

Femmecafe waves at EntL

Anonymous said...

oh it worked! Yeah I wonder why all the secrecy..... they'll turn out like Janet Jackson with her 13 year secret marriage.

It might be that they're trying to keep the "single but attached" status to remain attractive to their fans?

Femme Cafe said...

the above 2 posts are mine Femmecafe... now i'll try to post using my blog..

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe that her father would let his personal cash cow get married. He is not about to let another man have any say so over her money.

t13nif said...

The only thing i care about re. Beyonce is that she shuts her shrill mouth. I cannot STAND her.

Privacy said...

question... if the pics were taken almost immediately after a ceremony that took place just before dawn... how can the pics be so light?

NESSYSUPERSTAR!!!! said...

I remember that right around the time of the Playboy interview where Jay Z mentions his closeness with Mephis Bleek(who or whatever the hell that is!!) Page Six and La Dolce Musto ran items about the male strippers at the Z's private birthday bash. Beyonce gets much needed street cred and Jay Z gets a beard. Sorry but the ambition of Ms Knowles knows no bounds!! Honey she wants it ALL!!!!!!!

WTF said...

These two drive me nuts. They are so boring.

LaTia said...

I don't think their married yet. Possibly engaged tho. And even if B married J, that doesn't mean that J gets ANY say-so over B's money. Did Nick get any say so over Jessica's money? I don't think so. If they are married, their doing a damn good job of keeping it under wraps. Go them!

Anonymous said...

i gotta say - if someone can't even manage to admit that they're dating, i don't think you can really trust any denials or non-denials.

It's not like we're talking about a politician who could utimately be held to account for lying.

bababooey said...

These two are about as interesting at my puckered ahole.

Anonymous said...

I am a fan of both and wouldn't put it past them possibly being married now, however, the pictures that you posted ARE NOT proof. Those were all over the weekly tabloids, so whoever gave them to you, jipped you big time. They even had some additional photos from that trip so, again, you got robbed! I thought you had real evidence, like a picture of the kiss in front of a priest or a marriage certificate. Your "explosive" revelation wasn't even a firecracker. Boo.

Four O'clock said...

I just can't buy any situation that deprives B's momma the opportunity to design a one size too small wedding dress.

Anonymous said...

Kudos @ nessysuperstar!!!
The 'beard' stories have been around for a while now in the black community. Jay Z has always been suspect. A lot of 'down low' in hiphop. I am sick of both of them so over-exposed.

Also I remember some stuff going round in the beginning of that relationship, about how devout Beyonce was, and would not have pre marital sex.....Jay Z's ego and libido probably forced his 'hand' lmao
He had to marry her to get some!

UKGrrl

Anonymous said...

I thought there would be hardcore evidence pictures too, not something of them walking in shorts on vacation. B&J are so dull, yet I think they continue to let the Marriage/Engagement rumors swirl because it keeps them in the press.

Anonymous said...

actually, they're NOT married, i promise that. jay DID ask her to marry him about 2 years ago, and bey refused because she wants to devote more time to her career. he actually talks about it in his song he has out now called "lost ones" he wrote that not too long after she turned his proposal down.

Anonymous said...

The 'lost ones' is jus a tune. Just like pple say beyonce's 'ring the alarm' is about jay and rihanna.

Its all hype... to get pple talkin and discussin them.... keep them in the media.

Its all getting old and tired. I mean now her mum design the Nets' cheerleaders' clothes??!

Nepotism

UKGrrl

Anonymous said...

i agree with nessysuperstar. they're relationship is fake!!! it was created to further her career after destiny's child ended.

Anonymous said...

If so, that may make him a wifebeater:

http://www.mediatakeout.com/Exclusives/Jay_Beat.html

Anonymous said...

Screw the both of them both her ass is fake as all out doors. Neyo put ass on the spot because he wrote irreplaceable not her so i think it is some truth she does have a ghost writer. Plus jay running that damm reltionship anyway and yeah he most had a lil somthin going on with re-re

Virgo74 said...

Yeah, we may be seeing another Janet Jackson situation, but from what I understand, they have separate living arrangements and everything. That would be unusual for a married couple, wouldn't it?

Anonymous said...

Actually Beyonce did help write Irreplaceable. I think ya'll need to leave Beyonce and Jay-z's relationship alone. They are two people trying to have a relationship. They're not trying to fluant like other celebs do, that's why everybody is so interested is because they are both very private people

Anonymous said...

What does 'beard' mean?