“Crazy in Love,” indeed!
Throughout their nearly 15-year relationship, Beyoncé, 36, and JAY-Z, 48, have seen it all. From elevator incidents and infidelity rumors to smash collaborations and adventures in parenting, the fiercely private pair continue to claim the throne of music’s First Family.
Below, a detailed timeline of Bey and Jay’s life together, from “’03 Bonnie and Clyde” to Lemonade.
1999 – 2000
They first meet. Beyoncé previously told Seventeen that they met when she was 18, which would be between September of 1999 and August of 2000.
2000 – 2001
They begin dating when Bey is 19, after getting to know each other. “We were friends first for a year and a half before we went on any dates,” she later told Oprah Winfrey in an OWN interview. “We were on the phone for a year and a half, and that foundation is so important for a relationship. Just to have someone who you just like is so important, and someone is honest.”
The pair appears on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s November 2001 music issue. JAY-Z later told the magazine, “we were just beginning to try to date each other” at the time, adding: “Well, you know, you’ve got to try first. You got to dazzle . . . wine and dine,” and that he had his work cut out for him pursuing her. “She’s a charming Southern girl, you know, she’s not impressed. . . . But I would have definitely had to be this cool.”
JAY-Z releases “’03 Bonnie & Clyde,” featuring Beyoncé. The next month, they filmed the music video in Mexico.
Beyoncé drops her “Crazy in Love” music video featuringJAY-Z, and they go on to win the Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration awards at the 2004 Grammy Awards.
Despite rumors and the track’s obvious hints and their explosive onscreen chemistry, the pair still hadn’t gone public with their romance at the time — advice they fielded from Oprah! “I remember the first time you were on the Oprah show, I told you, ‘Don’t go around telling people who you’re dating,’” the talk show legend recalled in her 2013 catch-up with Beyoncé.
Bey and Jay make their red carpet debut at the MTV VMAs in Miami, where they both took home Moonmen.
Beyoncé drops her second solo LP, B’Day, on her 25th birthday. The chart-topper included two more collabs with JAY-Z: “Déjà Vu” and “Upgrade U.”
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