Beyoncé blows out 40 candles. A milestone that celebrates looking to the future: “My wish is that my 40 years are fun and full of freedom“, he has declared the most Grammy-winning artist ever in a recent and rare interview with Harper’s Bazaars. “I want to explore aspects of myself that I haven’t had time to discover and enjoy my husband and my children. I want to travel without working. I want the next decade to be dedicated to celebration, joy and giving and receiving love.
I’ve done so much in 40 years that I just want to enjoy life».
Born in Houston on September 4, 1981, in her first forty years Beyoncé Giselle Knowles wrote pages of history in music. But she won it all with commitment and sacrifice. Already at the age of 7 he participated in dance and singing competitions, at 9 he started taking lessons from an opera singer, at 10 he had recorded at least 50 or 60 songs in the recording studio. The first album was released at the age of 15. At 22 she was already a planetary diva.
Beautiful, super sexy, very courted, in her life there is only one great love: the rapper Jay-Z, with whom he had three children Blue Ivy, 9 years old, and twins Rumi and Sir Carter, 4. The beginnings of the relationship between the singer and the rapper remain shrouded in mystery even today. They first met between 1997 and 2000, it is not known exactly when. In 2001 Vanity Fair he put them together on the cover with other artists in an issue dedicated to music. In an interview ten years later, Jay-Z she said: “At that time we were starting to try to go out together.” In 2002 the first duet was released 03 Bonnie and Clyde and everyone starts wondering if the couple isn’t also real. In a 2003 interview Jay-Z says: “Beyoncé is beautiful. Who wouldn’t want her as a girlfriend? Maybe one day“. Meanwhile, in 2003 it also comes out Crazy in love which will become one of Queen Bey’s greatest hits. Could it be just fiction? The answer comes in 2004 on the red carpet of the VMAs where come hand in hand.
Today the singer and the rapper seem more united than ever, protagonists together also in the new advertising campaign of Tiffany “About love”. But there was a time when the golden couple of music (the two have assets of over 350 million euros, according to Forbes) risked falling apart for Jay-Z’s alleged betrayals. It was the same singer, on the 2016 album Lemonade, to courageously put the dirty clothes in the streets, to vent their anger against a certain “Becky with beautiful hair” and to send a strong and direct message to her husband: “You’re not married to any bitch, boy. This is your final warning/ You know that I would give my life for you / but if you try again / you will lose your wife ».
Message received loud and clear from Jay-Z that a year later, in an interview with the confession New York Times Style Magazine, he publicly apologized to his wife. And, since an apology alone is not enough, the two embarked on a long journey to overcome the crisis couples therapy, managing to save the marriage. To close the circle, in 2018, came the couple’s album Everything is love. “I was emotionally closed. How emotionally you close yourself off with women then happens: infidelity. We used our art as therapy, ”Jay-Z explained.
Singer, entrepreneur, actress, dancer, but also a wife and mother. Beyoncé is all of these things together, and maybe even more. “My life is a journey. I set a goal and do everything to achieve it, and then move on to another», He said with his face streaked with tears, in 2019, in the documentary Homecoming. Now that he reaches the milestone of forty, he has clear ideas about the next goal of his trip: “I just want to enjoy life”.