Of course, both Jay-Z and Beyoncé ended up becoming two of the music world’s biggest stars. The former has shifted more than 100 million albums, received 21 Grammys and scored 14 chart-toppers on the Billboard 200. He’s also founded a record label, entertainment company and sports agency to become the second-richest rapper in America.
Having enjoyed major success with girl band Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé then forged a solo career that elevated her to iconic status. Like her husband, she’s also sold more than 100 million solo records, but has earned one more Grammy than him as well as 24 VMAs. She’s also twice been named as the entertainment industry’s most powerful female by Forbes magazine.
The pair first began dating after working together on Jay-Z’s 2002 album, The Blueprint 2. Six years later they married at a private ceremony, and in 2012 they welcomed their first child, daughter Blue Ivy Carter, into the world. Beyoncé then broke the internet when she announced she was expecting twins, with daughter Rumi and son Sir arriving in 2017.