Beyoncé may have songs to her name that triumph in being an “Independent Woman” who can pay her “Bills, Bills, Bills,” but she’s also a woman deeply in love with her husband Jay-Z.
With just hours to go before Beyoncé beams into households across America that choose to tune to Oprah’s Next Chapter and the singer’s much hyped, co-directed “Life Is But A Dream” documentary, two previews of Winfrey’s chat with the Houston native have arrived online.
In both, the 31-year-old opens up about her life with Jay-Z, also known as Jay Shawn-Carter, rapper and Roc Nation co-head. He and Beyoncé reportedly dated for seven years before marrying on April 4, 2008, and according to the “Crazy in Love” songstress, Jay-Z is the wind beneath her wings.
“You balance being the fierce woman with obviously a woman who adores and loves her man,” Winfrey tells Beyoncé in the clip below. To which, the singer sitting on the sofa beside her says:
“Absolutely. I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man. It gives me such a foundation.”
Elaborating, the superstar says the year-and-half-long friendship between her and Jay-Z is the reason their eventual intimate relationship is so grounded, said The Hollywood Reporter.
“That foundation is so important in a relationship,” the singer said, “and just to have someone that you just like, you know, is so important and someone that is honest.”
Referring to Beyoncé’s famous reticence about talking about Jay-Z in years past, Winfrey joked about advice she gave the singer before she got married about not publicly sharing who she was dating.
“I took it as far as I could take it!” Beyoncé quipped back in the clip.
However she did admit that rehearsing and performing at her first post-birth gigs in at Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, “was really crazy.”
“I had clearly never given birth and didn’t know that I would gain 60 pounds,” Beyoncé explained, laughing.
“Was that how much you gained?” Winfrey asked.
“57 pounds,” was the singer’s prompt reply, adding, “I feel so fortunate to do my job. I love my job. I love singing. I love the way it feels.”
The reveals aren’t earth shattering by any means but for fans of the 17 Grammy award winning artist, this is a big night.
Oprah’s Next Chapter airs tonight at 8/7c on OWN, right before “Life Is But A Dream” airs on HBO at 9 pm ET.
Will you be watching?