Happy Anniversary Beyoncé and Jay Z! Couple Shares Rare Wedding and Family Video to Celebrate
It’s been nine years since Beyoncé and Jay Z tied the knot. And to celebrate, the 35-year-old singer paid tribute to their relationship on social media — and released a new video for her song, “Die with You.”
In a series of Instagram posts on Tuesday, Queen Bey fed the Beyhive with touching portraits of the two layered on with inspirational quotes about their relationship.
“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 were married on April 4).
Another shows a shadow of the two holding hands, with the message “I don’t really need these fingers. If I didn’t get to touch your spine.”
On Tidal, the Grammy winner dropped a playlist dedicated to Jay Z called “IV EVER EVER” — as well as a studio version of her 2015 track “Die with You.”
The song, originally released to celebrate her and Jay Z’s seventh wedding anniversary, came with an official video — featuring home video of some of the couple’s most private moments, including their engagement, their wedding, hospital and home videos of the birth of their daughter 5-year-old daughter together, Blue Ivy, and stills from her current pregnancy.
The 63-year-old House of Deréon designer shared a rare shot of the couple moments after they said their “I do’s” and were pronounced husband and wife.
The picture show a joyful Beyoncé in a stunning white strapless gown (designed by her mother) — her right hand raised in triumph as she cheers towards the sky. Beyoncé’s husband, Jay, holds her left hand — smiling as the newlyweds prepare to walk back down the aisle.
Meanwhile, guests and the ceremony’s minister can be seen surrounding them in celebration.
Lawson left a loving message in the post’s caption — writing, “9 years already??? Congratulations to the Carters on their anniversary.”
And if there was any question as to who was caught fixing Beyoncé train in the background, Lawson took ownership. “That’s my arm fixing the dress,” she said, adding an “lol.”
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Beyoncé and Jay Z began dating in 2001, though they kept their relationship quiet for years at first.
Their 2008 wedding was also top-secret, super-intimate affair.
“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.
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.”
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In April 2015, Jay Z posted a video of the big day on Instagram. Though his account has since been deleted, the clip showed the couple 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.
Other images from their ceremony were seen in Beyoncé’s 2016 standalone video for the Lemonade track “All Night.”
Besides their big anniversary, the couple have a lot to celebrate. In February, Bey announced she was pregnant and expecting twins.