How Jay Z And Beyonce Met, Her Body Image, And Celebrity Life Struggles

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Beyonce and Jay Z have had their share of ups and downs, some highly publicized. Presently pregnant with twins, it was recently revealed that the celebrity power couple had unsuccessfully been trying to conceive for a couple of years.

“They wanted another child and after a few years of trying, it’s a great feeling. Beyoncé’s very happy… They are a power couple and they make a great team,” according to a source who spoke to People. Just over a week ago, the Lemonade singer announced the good news on Instagram, stating the following.

“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters.”

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With both Jay Z and Beyonce having a combined net worth of over a billion dollars, they are considered to be the richest celebrity couple in the hip-hop industry. However, all that money and fame comes with a significant amount of limitations, as revealed by Beyonce in her short film Yours And Mine. According to her revelation, she sometimes just wishes to be anonymous.

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“I sometimes wish I could be anonymous walking down the street like everyone else. Before I was famous I was the girl on the hill with a guitar. I was the girl that just wanted a beautiful view of the beach. Now that I’m famous it’s really, really difficult to do very simple things.”

She also spoke about her ambition to fulfill her dreams and the power to manifest them as a woman. Referencing her mother’s advice when growing up, Beyonce highlighting that it was always important to never give up or let yourself be victimized.

“My mother always taught me to be strong and to never be a victim, never make excuses, never expect anyone else to provide me things that I know I can provide for myself,”

The “Formation” star also spoke about show business and how being an entertainer takes away the “human face,” as everything’s so superficial. That said, Beyonce has always been open with her body image struggles. A devout vegan, she is also an advocate of this type of diet to lose weight. So much so that she and her nutritionist, Marco Borges, launched a vegan food delivery service in 2015 called 22 Days Nutrition.

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While in an interview with Good Morning America, Beyonce offered the benefits of the vegan diet.

“I felt like my skin was really firm, a lot tighter than when I deprived myself of food and got the weight off fast — and the weight stayed off.”

On to how Jay Z and Beyonce met, they are said to have locked eyes between the years 1997 and 2000. This is going by conflicting answers from both. According to Beyonce, she stated, while in an interview with Seventeen, that they first when she was 18, but started dating him at 19. Given that she was born in 1981, they most likely met in 1999. However, according to Jay Z’s recollection in 2007, he told Charlie Rose that they met “ten years ago,” making it 1997, as reported by Vulture. They apparently met on the music scene, and in 2001 Beyonce and Jay Z were featured on the cover of Vanity Fair. This started rumors, but neither confirmed the relationship.

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Expecting to give birth later this year, Beyonce’s husband, Jay Z, is presently alleged to be in a conflict with Solange Knowles, her sister. He apparently does not want her to be in the delivery room, as reported by Radar Online.

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