Why Beyonce Wouldn’t Date Jay Z

October 2, 2013 By:
Why Beyonce Wouldn’t Date Jay Z
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Beyoncé and Jay Z’s love knows no borders.

It extends across nations, touches all people.

The Book of Revelation notes their divorce as a perilous sign of the apocalypse (Someone in the office said that if this unthinkable event were to ever transpire, they’d have to take a “personal day”).

Their limitless love is so ever-present in day-to-day life (don’t lie), it’s kind of disarming to think that it almost never happened.

In the November issue of Vanity Fair, of which Jay Z finds himself on the cover, the rapper shared an anecdote about when he first met his wife. He may have been at the top of the hip-hop game, but that didn’t sway Beyoncé right away. (Fun fact: “So you think you’re Jay Z” is a deleted Shania Twain lyric.)

“We were just beginning to try to date each other,” Jay reminisced. “Well, you know, you’ve got to try first. You got to dazzle…wine and dine…She’s a charming Southern girl, you know, she’s not impressed.”

In the end it all worked out—the two got quietly married in 2008, then welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy Carter, four years later.