Beyoncé and JAY-Z's Relationship Timeline

From infidelity rumors to surprise album drops, a detailed timeline of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's relationship

"Crazy in Love," indeed!

Throughout their 20-plus year relationship, Beyoncé and JAY-Z have seen it all. From a secret wedding and infidelity rumors to smash collaborations and adventures in parenting, the fiercely private pair continue to claim the throne of music's First Family. Since marrying in April 2008, Beyoncé and JAY-Z have welcomed three children: daughter Blue Ivy (born in 2012) and twins Rumi and Sir (born in 2017).

In her 2013 documentary Life Is But a Dream, Beyoncé spoke about having her first child with JAY-Z and what that meant for their relationship. "This baby has made me love him more than I ever thought I could love another human being," she said. "It's just that I love him so much that we almost feel like one. I don't know how to describe it."

From their first collaboration,"'03 Bonnie and Clyde," to their globe-trotting date nights, here's everything you need to know about Beyoncé and JAY-Z's relationship.

1999–2000: Beyoncé and JAY-Z first meet

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: Beyoncé and JAY-Z start dating

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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 [who] is honest."

November 2001: Beyoncé and JAY-Z appear together on the cover of Vanity Fair

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."

October 10, 2002: JAY-Z releases the song "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" featuring Beyoncé

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JAY-Z releases "'03 Bonnie & Clyde," featuring Beyoncé. The next month, they filmed the music video in Mexico.

May 14, 2003: Beyoncé releases the song "Crazy in Love" featuring JAY-Z


Beyoncé drops her "Crazy in Love" music video featuring JAY-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.

August 29, 2004: Beyoncé and JAY-Z make their red carpet debut

Beyoncé and JAY-Z make their red carpet debut at the MTV VMAs in Miami, where they both took home Moonmen.

September 1, 2006: Beyoncé releases B'Day with two songs featuring JAY-Z

Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z attend 2006 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 31, 2006 in New York City
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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."

November 21, 2006: JAY-Z releases Kingdom Come including the song "Hollywood" featuring Beyoncé

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JAY-Z releases Kingdom Come, which includes yet another Beyoncé duet, "Hollywood."

April 4, 2008: Beyoncé and JAY-Z get married

JAY-Z and Beyoncé get married in a top-secret, super-intimate ceremony on April 4.

"It was a very emotional wedding — lots of crying — and really very spiritual," a source told PEOPLE at the time of the soirée, held at the rapper's 13,500-sq.-ft. Manhattan penthouse and decorated with 70,000 dendrobium orchids flown in from Thailand.

While the pair kept their marriage under wraps at first, Beyoncé later opened up about their nuptials — and their relationship leading up to the big day.

"There was no rush — no one expected me to run off and get married," she told Seventeen. "I really don't believe that you will love the same thing when you're 20 as you do at 30. So that was my rule: Before the age of 25, I would never get married. I feel like you have to get to know yourself, know what you want, spend some time by yourself, and be proud of who you are before you can share that with someone else."

August 2008: JAY-Z confirms marriage to Beyoncé in an interview

JAY-Z finally confirms his marriage to Beyoncé in a September 2008 Vibe cover story — and opened up about why they kept it quiet for so long.

"That's ridiculous for me to confirm," he told the mag. "I don't have … I'm gonna say, I think that was a ridiculous question. I just think it's really a part of your life that you gotta keep to yourself … You have to, or you'll go insane in this type of business. You have to have something that's sacred to you and the people around you … I shared so much of my life, my childhood, and my family, the death of my nephew with the world. I should have something to hold on to. You need something for your sanity to say, 'Okay, I could chill out, and this is it.'"

November 2008: Beyoncé talks about marriage to JAY-Z

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Beyoncé finally talks about her marriage in her December-January 2008 Seventeen cover story.

"I guess probably that we're all human," she told the mag of what she's learned from her relationship. "I don't care if you're picture-perfect on every magazine cover, and you're the most handsome, successful, coolest guy — you still get sad, and you still get your feelings hurt, and you still get confused and vulnerable and nervous and scared. You have to find a person you can make it through the tough times with."

January 2009: Beyoncé and JAY-Z attend President Obama's first inauguration

JAY-Z and Beyoncé attend President Barack Obama's first inauguration, singing "America the Beautiful" at his swearing-in ceremony then the Etta James classic "At Last" for POTUS and Michelle Obama's first dance at his inaugural ball.

2010–2011: Beyoncé and JAY-Z are rumored to be having a baby

Rumors swirl that Beyoncé is pregnant. In her 2013 HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream, she revealed that she had once been pregnant but miscarried.

"About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time," she said in the doc. "And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life … Being pregnant was very much like falling in love. You are so open. You are so overjoyed. There's no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you, so of course you want to scream it out and tell everyone. [Early into the pregnancy], I flew back to New York to get my check up — and no heartbeat. Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat."

August 28, 2011: Beyoncé reveals that she and JAY-Z are having a baby

Beyonce arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California
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Beyoncé reveals she is pregnant at the MTV VMAs in L.A., cradling what appeared to be a bump on the red carpet before telling the audience during her "Love on Top" performance, "I want you to stand up on your feet. I want you to feel the love that's growing inside me."

October 2011: Beyoncé accused of misleading the public about her pregnancy

Beyoncé and JAY-Z are dogged by an Internet conspiracy that she is not actually pregnant herself and is using a surrogate.

Bey addressed the rumors in Life Is But a Dream, calling the reports a "stupid rumor, the most ridiculous rumor I've ever heard about me … To think that I would be that vain…"

January 7, 2012: Beyoncé and JAY-Z welcome their first child together

Beyoncé and JAY-Z welcome daughter Blue Ivy Carter in New York City on Jan. 7, and the proud parents' friends and family — from sister Solange to Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna and Russell Simmons — offer their congratulations on social media.

February 10, 2012: Beyoncé and JAY-Z reveal first photos of Blue Ivy

Beyoncé and Jay-Z introduce Blue Ivy, sharing the first photos of their daughter on Mom's Tumblr. "We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives," the Carter family wrote online.

January 20, 2013: Beyoncé and JAY-Z attend President Obama's second inauguration

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JAY-Z and Beyoncé attend President Obama's second inauguration, where she performs a controversial rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

February 2013: Beyoncé and JAY-Z share intimate moments in Life Is But a Dream documentary

Beyoncé's Life Is But a Dream documentary airs on HBO, giving fans a rare glimpse into her private life with JAY-Z, from celebrating her pregnancy and singing Coldplay's "Yellow" to each other to enjoying a secluded, exotic vacation (on a yacht!) and her toasting him at a birthday party.

July 4, 2013: JAY-Z releases Magna Carta Holy Grail including "Part II (On the Run)" featuring Beyoncé

JAY-Z drops Magna Carta Holy Grail, featuring the Beyoncé duet "Part II (On the Run)."

December 13, 2013: Beyoncé surprise releases self-titled album including "Drunk in Love" featuring JAY-Z

Beyoncé surprise releases her epic self-titled visual album, complete with videos for each of the 14 tracks. JAY-Z lends a verse to "Drunk in Love" and appears in that video, in addition to making a brief cameo in the steamy clip for "Partition."

January 26, 2014: Beyoncé and JAY-Z perform "Drunk in Love" at the Grammy Awards

JAY-Z joins Beyoncé onstage at the Grammys in L.A., where they gave a passionate performance of "Drunk in Love." #surfbort

May 5, 2014: JAY-Z, Beyoncé and Solange involved in an elevator altercation

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JAY-Z, Beyoncé and Beyoncé's sister Solange attend the annual Met Gala on May 7 in N.Y.C. Five days later, video footage of Solange seemingly attacking Jay in an elevator at an afterparty leaks online. None of the parties involved have ever spoken out about what caused the altercation, but tabloids reported that Solange was upset with Jay over alleged cheating rumors.

Days after the incident, the trio released a statement: "There has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family. The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same."

In an August 2014 Lucky cover story, Solange addressed the incident, calling it "that thing." "What's important is that my family and I are all good," the singer, 28, told the now-defunct magazine. "What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that."

June 25, 2014: JAY-Z and Beyoncé launch On the Run Tour

Jay-Z (L) and Beyonce perform during the "On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z" at the Rose Bowl on August 2, 2014 in Pasadena, California
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JAY-Z and Beyoncé embark on their On the Run Tour, kicking off the 21-date spectacle in Miami on June 25.

Summer 2014: Beyoncé and JAY-Z face rumors of a split

The couple is plagued by rumors that their marriage is in crisis and they are heading toward a divorce.

"Word around the industry has been that things are rocky at home," a music source who has worked with Jay-Z told PEOPLE at the time. "If they split, no one would be surprised." But a JAY-Z friend insisted: "They are a great couple. They are soulmates and perfect for each other."

August 24, 2014: Beyoncé is presented with the MTV Video Vanguard Award by JAY-Z and Blue Ivy

Jay Z and singer Beyonce with daughter Blue Ivy Carter onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California
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Beyoncé drops her "***Flawless" remix featuring Nicki Minaj, seemingly nodding to the Met Gala incident with the new lyric: "Of course sometimes s— go down when it's a billion dollars on the elevator."

On Aug. 24, JAY-Z and Blue Ivy take the stage at the MTV VMAs in L.A. to present Beyoncé with her Video Vanguard Award.

"Thank you. I have nothing to say, but I'm thrilled with so much gratitude," Bey said in her acceptance speech. "I just thank God for this moment. I love y'all so much," she tearfully told the crowd. "My beloved, I love you. My fans, I love you. MTV, I love you. Good night!"

November 16, 2014: Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Blue Ivy attend Solange's wedding

Solange marries Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Nov. 16; Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Blue Ivy attend.

November 28, 2014: Beyoncé releases the song "Ring Off," initially rumored to be about marriage troubles with JAY-Z

On Nov. 28, 2014, Beyoncé releases two new songs, including "Ring Off." While there was initial speculation the infidelity-fueled track was inspired by troubles in her own marriage, it was actually about her parents', which ended when they split in 2009.

April 2015: JAY-Z shares footage from wedding to Beyoncé

JAY-Z posts a video of his and Beyoncé's wedding on Instagram. The clip showed them exchanging vows – he in a dashing black tux, she in a voluminous white gown — before Jay slid a wedding ring on Beyoncé's finger and they walked down the aisle.

However, Jay has since deleted his Instagram account.

May 4, 2015: Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Solange attend the Met Gala

Beyonce and Jay-Z attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City
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Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Solange all attend the Met Gala in New York City, one year after the afterparty elevator incident at the Standard Hotel.

February 7, 2016: Beyoncé performs during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show

Beyoncé performs with Bruno Mars and Chris Martin and Coldplay during the Super Bowl halftime show, while JAY-Z and Blue Ivy watch from a private box with Martin's ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow and their kids Apple and Moses.

April 23, 2016: Beyoncé releases Lemonade album and HBO special possibly addressing marriage with JAY-Z

Beyoncé's Lemonade special airs on HBO and the album goes on sale after a mysterious, week-long promo campaign. The lyrics in songs like "Hold Up," "Don't Hurt Yourself" and "Sorry" hint at infidelity and a marriage in crisis, while "Sand Castles" and "All Night" are about redemption, forgiveness and a renewed bond. Critics and fans flooded social media with commentary on the visual album, many interpreting it to be autobiographical while others thought it a was a self-promotional creative endeavor.

April 27, 2016: Beyoncé kicks off her Formation World Tour in Miami and dedicates a song to JAY-Z


Days later, Beyoncé kicks off her Formation World Tour in Miami. Despite reports that their marriage was still on the rocks, the pair were photographed — with JAY-Z's arm around his wife — at the concert venue, and she closed the show dedicating her hit "Halo" to her "beautiful husband."

Eventually, Beyoncé's mom Tina Knowles Lawson weighs in on the meaning of Lemonade, saying: "It could be about anyone's marriage. I think that everybody at one time or another has been betrayed and lied to and it's about the pain and it's about the healing process and it's about, 'How do you get past that and move on.'"

May 2, 2016: Beyoncé attends Met Gala without JAY-Z

Beyonce Knowles attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City
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Beyoncé attends the Met Gala sans JAY-Z just eight days after the release of Lemonade, spurring more questions about the status of their relationship.

That same month, Fat Joe and Remy Ma release a remix of "All the Way Up" featuring JAY-Z, in which he raps: "You know you made it when the fact your marriage made it is worth millions / Lemonade is … a popular drink and it still is." Then, that evening, JAY-Z and Beyoncé met up in New York for a date night at Italian hotspot Del Posto.

July 9, 2016: Beyoncé and JAY-Z attend Wimbledon

Beyonce and Jay Z attend the women's final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon on July 09, 2016 in London, England
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JAY-Z and Beyoncé are photographed in good spirits at a Wimbledon match in London, where they cheered on pal Serena Williams, who made a memorable cameo in Lemonade's "Sorry" video.

August 28, 2016: Beyoncé performs at MTV VMAs without JAY-Z

Beyoncé attends the MTV VMAs with Blue Ivy in tow, performing a medley of songs from Lemonade and taking home eight awards, including Video of the Year. JAY-Z wasn't spotted at the show, but he later joined Bey to celebrate at a star-studded afterparty with couple pals Kanye and Kim Kardashian West and Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.

October 7, 2016: JAY-Z takes the stage at final show of Beyoncé's Formation World Tour

Beyonce and Jay Z perform on stage during closing night of "The Formation World Tour" at MetLife Stadium on October 7, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey
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Beyoncé invites JAY-Z onstage during the final show of her Formation World Tour in New Jersey, telling the audience to "give it up for my man" and giving him a smooch before launching into "Drunk in Love."

October 31, 2016: Beyoncé and JAY-Z dress up as Barbie and Ken for Halloween

On Oct. 31, Jay and Bey adorably celebrate Halloween with Blue Ivy, dressing up as Barbies and Ken.

November 4, 2016: Beyoncé and JAY-Z appear at event to support Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton appears at a musical campaign rally headlined by singers Beyoncé, left, and Jay Z, right, in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday November 4, 2016
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Just days before the election, JAY-Z and Beyoncé stump for Hillary Clinton at a rally in Cleveland.

November 30, 2016: Beyoncé releases music video for "All Night" featuring footage from wedding to JAY-Z

Beyoncé releases a standalone video for "All Night" from Lemonade, which includes footage from their 2008 wedding.

December 3, 2016: Beyoncé throws JAY-Z a surprise birthday party

On Dec. 3, Beyoncé throws JAY-Z a private surprise bash in L.A., where they celebrated with Kelly Rowland, Tina Knowles Lawson and more.

February 1, 2017: Beyoncé reveals that she and JAY-Z are expecting twins

Beyoncé reveals she and JAY-Z are expecting twins.

"We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over," she captioned a photo of herself cradling her baby bump. "We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters."

Later that month, the couple attended both the Grammys (where Bey put on a show-stopping, goddess-inspired performance) and a pre-Oscars party, where the singer showed off her growing bump in multiple fitted ensembles.

April 4, 2017: Beyoncé celebrates anniversary of wedding to JAY-Z with Instagram post

JAY-Z and Beyoncé celebrated nine years of marriage, with the mom-to-be sharing a series of photos and a sweet montage video — set to her song "Die With You" — to mark the occasion.

"I don't need air in my lungs. If I can't sing your song," one image read — showing the couple's matching ring finger "IV" tattoos (Beyoncé was born on Sept. 4; JAY-Z on Dec. 4; they tied the knot on April 4).

That same month, the longtime lovebirds jetted off to Bora Bora for a South Pacific babymoon — likely their last big vacation before the twins arrive. (Beyoncé had been scheduled to perform at Coachella in April, but postponed her appearance until 2018 on doctor's orders.)

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June 2017: Beyoncé and JAY-Z welcome twins

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A source confirmed to PEOPLE that Beyoncé and JAY-Z welcomed their twins in mid-June.

Later that month, JAY-Z dropped his 13th solo studio album, 4:44. In the title track, the rapper references his relationship with Beyoncé, apologizes for womanizing, says his daughter and newborn twins changed his perspective, mentions a series of miscarriages, and confesses he's undeserving of the relationship.

"I apologize, our love was one for the ages and I contained us," he raps, later adding, "And if my children knew, I don't even know what I would do / If they ain't look at me the same / I would prolly die with all the shame."

Beyoncé introduces twins Rumi and Sir on Instagram

July 13, 2017: Beyoncé and JAY-Z make first public appearance since birth of twins

Beyoncé makes her super low-key public debut since welcoming the twins for an event alongside JAY-Z celebrating Roc Nation artist Vic Mensa July 13 in L.A. Hours later, the mom of three shared the first photo of the couple's new additions, confirming they welcomed son Sir and daughter Rumi the previous month.

August 2017: Beyoncé and JAY-Z purchase a new home in Bel Air

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After house hunting for two years, JAY-Z and Beyoncé settle into an $88 million Bel Air mansion.

Beyoncé at the 2017 Made in America Festival

September 3, 2017: JAY-Z celebrates Beyoncé's birthday during Made in America festival performance

The A-list pair kick off the month at the Made in America Festival" in Philadelphia, where JAY-Z led the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" to Bey, one day before she turned 36.

September 14, 2017: JAY-Z and Beyoncé make first red carpet appearance since the birth of their twins

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On Sept. 14, the couple make their first red carpet appearance since welcoming the twins at pal Rihanna's Diamond Ball in N.Y.C.

JAY-Z and Beyoncé and Rihanna's 2017 Diamond Ball

September 23, 2017: Beyoncé and JAY-Z bring Blue Ivy to a Bruno Mars concert

A week later, on Sept. 23, they enjoy a family outing with Blue, dancing and singing along at Bruno Mars's Madison Square Garden 24K Magic Tour stop.

At the end of the month, a source confirms to PEOPLE that JAY-Z and Beyoncé have purchased a $26 million waterfront estate in the Hamptons.

October 17, 2017: Beyoncé and JAY-Z at Tidal x Brooklyn benefit concert

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On Oct. 17, Jay headlines his third annual Tidal x Brooklyn benefit concert, raising money for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While Bey attended, walking the carpet in support of the event, she didn't join her rapper hubby onstage when he performed their duet "Bonnie and Clyde."

Beyoncé at the 2017 Tidal x Brooklyn concert

Later in the month, at pal Kelly Rowland's Halloween party, JAY-Z and Beyoncé dressed up as another powerhouse duo: Lil' Kim and The Notorious B.I.G. The couples that wear couples costumes together stay together.

November 2017: JAY-Z admits to being unfaithful to Beyoncé in interview

On Nov. 29, T: The New York Times Style Magazine releases an extensive, deeply personal interview with JAY-Z in which the rapper admits to infidelity, explains why he cheated and reveals how they got their marriage back on track.

"You know, most people walk away, and like divorce rate is like 50 percent or something 'cause most people can't see themselves. The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone's face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself," he told the outlet, revealing therapy helped him in tough times. "So, you know, most people don't want to do that. You don't want to look inside yourself. And so you walk away."

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The rapper also told the outlet that their marital strife informed both Lemonade and 4:44, but playing that music for one another was painful and "very, very uncomfortable," but: "We were using our art almost like a therapy session."

At the end of November, Jay received the most nominations, eight, for the 2018 Grammys.

January 27, 2018: Jay-Z shows support for Beyoncé at pre-Grammys gala

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On Jan. 27, JAY-Z and Beyoncé attended Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's annual pre-Grammys gala in N.Y.C., where the rapper was honored with the 2018 Salute to Industry Icons Award. In his acceptance speech, JAY-Z revealed he ended his six-year boycott of the Grammys to support Bey in 2004, "when a beautiful young lady, whom I love dearly, had a solo album, and it was the breakout — she was nominated."

Beyoncé and JAY-Z after the Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala

Earlier that day, Hova sat down with CNN's Van Jones for a wide-ranging interview in which he discussed everything from Trump's presidency to his marriage to Beyoncé, further opening up about how they fixed their relationship after he cheated. Jay said "the best apology is changed behavior," adding: "The other side is beautiful — at least for us."

In the same interview, Jay also spoke about 7-month-old twins Rumi and Sir. "We are in a beautiful time now because they are seven months and they can't move," he sdaid. "They can just coo … they just coo and you don't have to 'wait, wait, wait, wait.' … You know, they're not running anywhere yet. We are going to enjoy these couple of months until they start running, and then it's over."

On Jan. 28, Jay and attended the Grammys at Madison Square Garden, where they sat front-row with Blue.

Blue stole the show throughout the night, whether she was adorably shushing her parents — or noshing on snacks and a juice box.

March 2, 2018: Beyoncé and JAY-Z appear on song released by DJ Khaled

On March 2, JAY-Z and Beyoncé's latest collaboration dropped: DJ Khaled's "Top Off," also featuring rapper Future. On the track, Jay raps about everything from incarcerated hip-hop star Meek Mill to "me and Blue having a sing-off."

Meanwhile, on Bey's verse, she raps: "If they're tryna party with the queen / They gon' have to sign a non-disclosure." (Fans on social media speculated this line was about comedian Tiffany Haddish. The month before, the Girls Trip star said that at a party, "[An actress] touched JAY-Z's chest and Beyoncé came walking up like…'Biitttchhh!' But, she didn't say that.")

March 12, 2018: Beyoncé and JAY-Z announce On the Run II Tour

The Beyhive buzzed into overdrive as Beyoncé and JAY-Z announced a joint summer tour on March 12. The jaunt is a long-awaited sequel to their blockbuster 2014 duel headlining trek, On the Run.

A source previously told PEOPLE that the music super-couple planned to return to the stage together. "They are incredibly excited. It took a lot of work to make this happen. It's the best choice for their family."

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March 17, 2018: Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Blue Ivy attend Wearable Art Gala


On March 17, 2018, Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Blue Ivy Carter attended the 2nd Annual Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles before the pop icon was awarded a humanitarian award by her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson — and Blue did some bidding on behalf of her famous parents.

Blue held her paddle high and bid $17,000 on an acyclic painting of Sidney Poitier during the event's live auction, emceed by Star Jones, according to Vanity Fair. Despite JAY-Z jokingly trying to snatch the paddle from his daughter, she bid again when the item's asking price shot up to $19,000, the outlet reported. However, director Tyler Perry beat out the bid and won the art piece for $20,000.

"I got the painting. I could not be outdone by a 6-year-old," he joked.

Work hard, play hard. In late March, the couple headed to Jamaica with their children, reportedly shooting promos for their upcoming tour.

"It was a work trip, but they also got to enjoy the island," a source told PEOPLE. "Beyonce is preparing for Coachella. Together they are rehearsing for the tour. It's a lot of work for them, but they are very excited. Things are great."

JAY-Z and Beyoncé in Cardiff, England

June 6, 2018: Beyoncé and JAY-Z launch the On the Run II Tour

On The Run II Tour - Cardiff, Wales
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JAY-Z and Beyoncé kick off their On the Run II tour in Cardiff, England, on June 6. Throughout the two-hour set, the couple performed 37 tracks — and gave fans a rare glimpse into their private world.

The pair appeared to hint that they recently renewed their vows. In a video taken at the tour opener, both musicians could be seen on a screen in all-white attire joined by Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir for what appeared to be a vow renewal ceremony. The message "THIS IS REAL LOVE" is projected during the film at the concert as the power couple sings their 2009 duet "Young Forever."

Before Bey and Jay shared the footage of the ceremony, photos of the pair holding two babies was shared along with the words "LOVE IS UNIVERSAL" and "LOVE NEVER CHANGES." The Bey Hive presumably thought the children are Rumi and Sir (who will celebrate their first birthday on June 13), however, the babies are not.

"At the end of the show the Carter babies were included in a family collage [however] the babies in the film clip at the beginning were not their children," a source tells PEOPLE.

June 16, 2018: Beyoncé and JAY-Z release collaborative album Everything Is Love

Beyonce and Jay-Z in concert, 'On The Run II Tour', Etihad Stadium, Manchester, UK - 13 Jun 2018

A week later, the superstar couples stunned fans in London and around the world by releasing a new joint album called Everything Is Love. The nine-track LP, which lists the powerhouse couple simply as The Carters, is currently only available to stream on Tidal.

A video for new track "Apes—" was shot by Ricky Saiz on location at The Louvre in Paris in May dropped simultaneously.

The couple announced the album during their concert in London on Saturday, with "album out now" text appearing on a screen.

"You've all given so much love every time we come here — thank you. Because we love you all so much we have something special for y'all," Beyoncé told the crowd. "We want you guys to be the first to experience this new project. And we have a new visual for you guys. We want you all to count down — 10, 9, 8…"

While fans had no idea the album would be dropping on Saturday, during an interview with the New York Times last year, JAY-Z revealed that both he and his wife had been working on new music together for a while but took a break so that she could focus on Lemonade instead.

"Her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on," he said, explaining that Lemonade was closer to being completed at the time.

Teasing their future collaboration, he added, "We still have a lot of that music."

While the pair's album came as a surprise to their fans, many had previously assumed the new music would be released to coincide with their 10th wedding anniversary in April.

June 21, 2018: Beyoncé and JAY-Z celebrate joint album release with London date night

In between stops on their On the Run II Tour, Beyoncé and JAY-Z stepped out for date night in London. The couple's night out on the town came a few days after they surprised fans at the London Stadium with the release of their joint album, Everything Is Love.

July 2018: Beyoncé and JAY-Z relax on a yacht in Italy during a break on the On the Run II Tour

After performing 18 shows across Europe during the On the Run II Tour, Beyoncé and JAY-Z were spotted relaxing on a yacht off the coast of Italy before the U.S. leg of the tour kicked off in Cleveland on July 25.

September 4, 2018: Beyoncé and JAY-Z celebrate Beyoncé’s 37th birthday in Sardinia

During another break on the On the Run II Tour schedule, Beyoncé and JAY-Z returned to Italy — specifically the island of Sardinia — to celebrate Beyoncé's 37th birthday. Beyoncé shared images from their European birthday getaway on Instagram.

February 10, 2019: Beyoncé and JAY-Z win Grammy Award for Everything Is Love

Beyoncé and JAY-Z added another trophy to their Grammy collection when the music duo won best urban contemporary album at the 2019 Grammy Awards. The win was Beyoncé's 23rd Grammy and JAY-Z's 22nd.

March 30, 2019: Beyoncé and JAY-Z are honored at the NAACP Image Awards

Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles-Carter attend "The Lion King" European Premiere at Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England
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Both Beyoncé and JAY-Z are honored at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards. Beyoncé received the entertainer of the year trophy, while JAY-Z won the president's award. The couple gave a joint speech, in which JAY-Z dedicated his award to the "strong women" in his life, including his wife Beyoncé.

April 4, 2019: Beyoncé and JAY-Z celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary in Mexico

Fresh off awards season, a source told PEOPLE that Beyoncé and JAY-Z took a "no-kids" trip together to Mexico to celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary in Mexico. It was a welcomed vacation for the couple after completing the On the Run II Tour the previous year.

"Right after the tour ended, they took it easy," the source told PEOPLE. "They were both beyond excited about how the tour went, but they were also tired. They just needed a little break and are back to talking about new projects."

June 5, 2019: Beyoncé and JAY-Z sit courtside at the NBA Finals

JAY-Z and Beyoncé sat courtside during Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals as the Golden State Warriors played the Toronto Raptors.

A courtside moment between Beyoncé and Nicole Curran, wife of Warriors' owner Joe Lacob, later went viral when Curran seemingly leaned over Beyoncé to talk to JAY-Z.

Fans speculated Beyoncé was annoyed, but Curran responded to the controversy on her now-deactivated Instagram, writing, "Listen Beehive, I respect Queen B. I love her! I talked to her husband twice tonight. First, to take a drink order for them both when they arrived as they were our guests. Second, to explain why I gave his wife a rose from a fan. All of this has been taken out of context. I am a happily married woman. Telling me to kill myself?????? Somehow I don't think she would support this."

November 15, 2019: Beyoncé and JAY-Z have date night at a Florida casino

Before hosting his fundraiser for The Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, JAY-Z and Beyoncé enjoyed a night out at the casino.

January 5, 2020: Beyoncé and JAY-Z bring their own champagne to the 2020 Golden Globes

Why wait for table service?

Beyoncé and JAY-Z brought their own champagne — Armand de Brignac, co-owned by JAY-Z — to the 2020 Golden Globes.

The sneaky move was captured by Los Angeles Times reporter Amy Kaufman, who spotted the couple's bodyguard holding two bottles of JAY-Z's champagne brand.

February 2020: Beyoncé and JAY-Z spend time in Miami before Super Bowl LIV

While in town for Super Bowl LIV, Beyoncé and JAY-Z took time to enjoy the Miami nightlife. A few days after the trip, Beyoncé shared images on her Instagram of the stunning outfits she wore for each night out on the town with her husband.

June 5, 2021: Beyoncé and JAY-Z sit courtside at NBA Playoffs game

Beyonce and Jay-Z attend the Brooklyn Nets game against the Milwaukee Bucks during Round 2, Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 5, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
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Beyoncé and JAY-Z sat courtside for Game 1 between the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Both Beyoncé and JAY-Z were dressed in black-and-white outfits to support the Brooklyn Nets (formerly co-owned by JAY-Z).

September 2, 2021: Beyoncé and JAY-Z star in Tiffany & Co. campaign

Tiffany & Co. launched its ABOUT LOVE advertising campaign starring the power couple. Along with a behind-the-scenes preview shared exclusively with PEOPLE, Beyoncé and JAY-Z issued the statement, "Love is the diamond that the jewelry and art decorate."

In the campaign, Beyoncé wore the iconic Tiffany Yellow Diamond, while JAY-Z wore Jean Schlumberger's legendary Bird on a Rock brooch, reconstructed as a pair of one-of-a-kind cuff links.

The campaign was influenced by the classic 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's, with Beyoncé wearing a long black dress similar to the style that star Audrey Hepburn wore in the film. Beyoncé also recorded a rendition of the film's song "Moon River" for the campaign.

October 19, 2021: Beyoncé and JAY-Z appear in another ABOUT LOVE advertisement for Tiffany & Co.

After launching the ABOUT LOVE campaign in September, Tiffany & Co. released another advertisement featuring Beyoncé and JAY-Z in a Breakfast at Tiffany's inspired short film.

The short film, titled "Date Night," depicts the couple enjoying pizza and champagne while seated in the back seat of a Rolls Royce. The clip included a quick cameo by the couple's oldest daughter, Blue Ivy.

November 2021: JAY-Z Joins Instagram, follows Beyoncé, then deletes his account

JAY-Z joined Instagram for a second time on Nov. 3, 2021, posting a photo promoting the 2021 Netflix film he co-produced, The Harder They Fall. JAY-Z only followed one account: his wife's.

However, the rapper deleted his account on Nov. 4, 2021, just one day after joining Instagram. JAY-Z previously opened and immediately closed his first account back in the summer of 2015.

December 8, 2021: Beyoncé shares photos of trip to Las Vegas with JAY-Z

Using the caption "Vegas Weekend," Beyoncé posted several photos —including one of the couple kissing — on Instagram. The photos were taken during a trip the two took together to Las Vegas.

February 13, 2022: Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Blue Ivy attend Super Bowl LVI

Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Blue Ivy were in the crowd at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles for Super Bowl LVI. Before the game, JAY-Z and Blue Ivy went onto the field and snapped a photo together.

March 27, 2022: Beyoncé and JAY-Z attend the 2022 Oscars

Beyoncé performs during the ABC telecast of the 94th Oscars® on Sunday, March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California
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Beyoncé opened the 2022 Academy Awards with her Oscar-nominated song "Be Alive" from the film King Richard. Beyoncé — backed by an orchestra, dancers and even a cameo from daughter Blue Ivy — performed on the tennis court in Compton, Los Angeles, where Serena and Venus Williams famously practiced. The singer later arrived to the ceremony with husband JAY-Z in tow, wearing a yellow gown and carrying a tennis ball-shaped purse as a nod to the six-time Oscar nominated film.

April 4, 2022: Tina Knowles-Lawson celebrates Beyoncé and JAY-Z's 14th wedding anniversary

Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, posted a video montage on Instagram of clips of her daughter and JAY-Z to celebrate the couple's 14th wedding anniversary.

Knowles-Lawson wrote in the caption, "Happy Anniversary to one of my inspirations for a couple! They work hard, laugh hard, and love Harder ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽 14 years."

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