The fashion-savvy Beyonce Knowles announced she and husband Jay-Z were expecting their first child last August at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Their announcement created sheer pandemonium on Twitter by breaking all new records for most tweets ever per hour about a single celebrity.
During Beyonce’s pregnancy we saw her out on the town in a succession of ensemble outfits featuring sky-high heels, mini dresses, gorgeous blouses with skinny jeans, and high waisted stretch pants to cover her growing baby bump. Then it happened, Beyonce gave birth to baby girl Blue Ivy Carter on January 7th 2012.
Recently Beyonce has been showing off her rocking post-baby body all over town. This week Mr. & Mrs. Carter attended Michelle Obama’s fundraiser for the president’s re-election campaign on Monday night inNew York. This was just 10 weeks after giving birth to baby Blue Ivy. Beyonce wore a navy blue curve-hugging, sophisticated dress by designer Victoria Beckham.
I know sometimes it is easy to forget, but Beyonce is human, she is not a robot or a mystical magical creature from another planet. Beyonce has to work hard to stay in shape just like anyone else. So of course she had a little help! According to Star magazine, trainer Marco Borges lived with Beyonce for two-a-day workouts at 5 a.m. That takes commitment and as you can see it pays off!
On April 4th, Jay-Z and Beyonce celebrated four years marriage. Beyonce decided to celebrate the special day by launching her official Tumblr page. The page will be filled with loads of personal pictures for her swarms of fans in her “Beyhive”. Beyonce refers to her fans lovingly as the hive, and she is Queen Bey! You can check out a sneak peek of Beyonce’ s tumblr page and photo gallery right here- and celebrate with the Carters!.
We all know that 4 is Beyonce’s (and her hubby’s) favorite number, for many reasons. So it’s only natural that Beyonce does something extra special for their 4th wedding anniversary. So as a very special gift to her fans Beyonce is opening up a more personal part of her life via her new Tumblr account. Although Blu Ivy had a Tumblr page before Beyonce did, funny!
Initially Jay-Z and Beyonce kept their relationship very private, for the longest they wouldn’t even confirm that they were married. Talking to the press about their relationship, or talking about each other was a topic the couple avoided. Now Bey and Jay have become one of the most powerful couples in the industry, and now they are willing to give the public a peek into their relationship via Tumblr.
Matthew Siskin designed Beyonce’s Tumblr page and he revealed that Beyonce has over 150 picture available to start up the page, however there’s plenty more picture to come. Check out a few sneak peeks from Beyonce’s Tumblr page (including the one above) the official Beyonce Tumblr Page opens on the Carter’s Anniversary, April 4th (the password requirement will be removed when it is officially up and active). In the meantime here are some anniversary pictures from Beyonce’s Tumblr page photo gallery, enjoy!!
Jay & Beyonce's Anniversary pictures
Jay & Beyonce's Anniversary pictures (To Beyonce's fans)
Introducing Rita Ora. She is aggressively being referred to as the “NEW Rihanna” by Jay-Z and his people at Roc Nation. However I am confused, did Rihanna retire or fall off? I love Rihanna, and I think Rhi Rhi is the shit! However Jay has spoken! So what do you think?
I love, LOVE!! What I love most are celebrity couples in love! When we see celebrity romances they make us say awww! When we get to see a celebrity relationship grow in public I always want the best for the couple. I want them to get married, have kids and be blissfully happy. I can and will never hate on love; even the love shared between the rich and famous. So on that note hear are a few couples from the past that you may or may not have known about. Some of these couples may surprise you, and some may make you say “awww, they where so cute together”. Nevertheless, love is a beautiful thing and I hope to see more celebrity love stories blossom in the future.
So this segment is titled “No jump-off’s, no gold diggers, just love! (and one love triangle)
Erykah Badu& Andre 3000
Soul singer Erykah Badu and Outkast’s Andre 3000 were making beautiful music together literally and figuratively! To me Erykah and Andre personified hippie love! I loved these two as a couple. Actually I wish they’d get back together. They just seemed like a beautiful union. They have a beautiful son together named Seven (adorable picture of father and son watching mommy Erykah on stage performing located above).
Damon Dash & Aaliyah
The late singer, actress and model Aaliyah and music producer Damon Dash were a cute couple. They were engaged to be married before Aaliyah’s untimely passing. The stunning singer, actress and model died in a plane crash in the Bahamas while returning to New York after filming a music video for her latest album. Damon Dash is the former best friend and business partner of rapper Jay Z.
Aaliyah & Jay-Z
Singer, actress and model Aaliyah and rapper Jay-Z were a couple not many people knew about because Jay-Z and Aaliyah were kind of on the low. However Jay-Z was best friends and business partners with Damon Dash who was also dating Aaliyah. Soon JAY-Z and Damon Dash had a huge falling out over the love they both had for Aaliyah.
Initially both men were satisfied with being non-exclusive with Aaliyah. However later Jay-Z became unhappy when Dash started publicly dating Aaliyah in late 2000, up until her untimely death in 2001.
Unfortunately, the bitter relationship between Jay-Z and Dash extended beyond their personal lives, and into their business. This feud lead to the demise Rockefella records in 2004; which was the company they both shared.
Miriam Makeba & Black Panther Stokely Carmichael
The phenomenal singer Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, and her activist / Black Panther husband Stokely Carmichael was a couple that represented Black pride. Miriam Makeba is a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960’s she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the U.S. and around the world. On November 9th, 2008, she became ill while taking part in a concert organized to support writer Roberto Saviano in his stand against the Camorra, a mafia-like organization local to the Region of Campania. The concert was being held in Castel Volturno, near Caserta,Italy. Makeba suffered a heart attack after singing her hit song “Pata Pata”, and was taken to the “Pineta Grande” clinic where doctors were unable to revive her. Africa still mourns for Miriam, she was an incredible woman.
Mark Paul Gosselaar and Lark Voorhies were on the down low, but such a cute couple! The Saved By The Bell co-stars kept their romance under wraps, probably so the shows fan base wouldn’t freak out (can you say racism!). While people were following Mark’s on screen romantic shenanigans with co-star Tiffani Amber Thiessen he was actually in love with his African American co-star Lark.
Brad Pitt & Robin Givens
Robin Givens and Brad Pitt were a beautiful young couple. Before Robin married Mike Tyson she was a model at Ford modeling agency, and the star of the hit television show, Head of The Class. Robin was the famous one in this relationship and nobody knew who Brad Pitt was. My how things change! Incidentally, Brad also dated African actress Thandie Newton and Sinitta Renet Malone a Black British-American singer. I see you Brad…dipping in all that chocolate before Jennifer Anniston , Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Rae Dawn Chong and C Thomas Howell
Rae Dawn Chong and C Thomas Howell was another very cute couple. They were married yet they starred in the hit movie Soul Man together. I always thought Rae was very beautiful. She was like an eighties version of Stacey Dash. C Thomas Howell had a very good movie career also starring in The Outsiders with Tom Cruise. Rae starred opposite Arnold Swarzenegger in Commando. Rae is Afro-Asian like Tiger Woods. She’s the daughter of famous Irish Chinese comedian Tommy Chong and a black Canadian mother, Maxine Sneed.
Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary by sharing their love with the world in a song. On Saturday April 4th Beyonce debuted a brand new ballad fittingly, titled “Die With You”. The track debuted on Jay-Z’s new online music streaming service called ‘Tidal’.
On the new track Beyonce sings:
“Cause darling I wake up just to sleep with you. I open my eyes so I could see with you, and I live so I can die with you”.
The video features Beyonce wearing little makeup and looking tomboy chic while casually dressed in a graphic t-shirt and backwards baseball cap. She sits behind a grand piano while singing for the camera. Beyonce’s luscious voice resonates in the large echoing room, which features a beautiful pink abstract painting on the wall.
The video ends with Beyonce saying “Thank you” then taking the camera from the cameraman to reveal a very special cameo from Jay-Z himself, who just so happened to be playing cameraman that whole time.
Can I say that this might be the perfect wedding song? Watch the video to hear the song and let me know your thoughts.
Do you like the song?
Do you think it is romantic?
Or do you think this is just well planned marketing for Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming music service?