A sneak peek at Beyonce’s relationship through the years shows that the queen of pop does not only know how to keep her fans captivated, she also knows how to make her man loyal even amid the fame and busy schedules. In an industry bedevilled by divorce, breakups, and unsteady relationships, the power couple – Beyonce and Jay Z have been together for what feels like forever despite the challenges that have threatened their union.
Arguably the most famous couple in the music arena, if not the world, Bey met her husband when her career as a singer was just gaining major recognition as a member of the defunct girl band known as Destiny Child. More than a decade later, the two are proud parents of three amazing kids. While all we can think of Beyonce’s relationship timeline is basically her legendary rapper husband, have you ever wondered what her love life was all about before she met Jay Z? Check out the list below for the guys the diva has been romantically linked to over the past few years.
Beyonce’s Relationship Through The Years
The drop-dead gorgeous and talented diva will not be forgotten in a jiffy for her world-acclaimed hits, top-notch stage performances, remarkable fashion sense, enviable charity work, and the list could go on and on. But the one thing that is clear is the fact that she has been a prodigy to look up to as far as relationships are concerned.
When you are Beyonce Knowles Carter, your personal life kind of becomes public property but though fame comes with the invasion of privacy, Bey has found a way of shielding her family and love life from it all, thus, there is barely any information about her past relationships.
As unbelievable as it may sound, especially if you are talking about Beyonce’s relationship through the years, the beautiful pop superstar only dated one guy before Jay-Z came along.
Lyndell Locke (1994 – 2000)
When Beyonce was still a high school student with big American dreams, she dated a young man named Lyndell Locke. Their relationship started in 1994 and came to an end before she hit the spotlight. Locke reportedly cheated on her at the time, leading to their split. Well, if only he knew she will be “running the world” someday.
While Beyonce won’t let the cat out of the bag about her past love interest, the Beyhive did some digging and it turns out Locke is now a chef who runs his own catering business but back in the days, he was just a Texas kid who had no direction in life.
Jay Z (Married – 4th Apr 2008 to date)
Beyonce’s relationship with the rap icon is one of the famous in the world right now and they have been dishing out relationship goals since they became an item. The showbiz couple first met when Bey was still performing with Destiny’s Child. They began dating in 2002 and it wasn’t long before the rapper saw that she is a keeper and put a ring on it. The power couple got married on April 4, 2008, and has been together ever since, irrespective of marital issues that threatened to rip them apart.
Beyonce’s relationship with Jay got even stronger with the arrival of Blue Ivy Carter, their first child who was born on January 7, 2012. When it seemed they are done with having kids, Bey set the Beyhive abuzz on February 1, 2017, with news of the imminent arrival of their twins. The adorable pair – Rumi (daughter) and Sir (son) arrived on June 13, 2017.
Beyonce’s Rumoured Relationships
While working together on the “Carmen: A Hip-Hopera” musical, Bey reportedly had a brief fling with musical artist Mos Def. She was also linked with Marques Houston but the claims never held any water.
After her duet with Sean Paul in 2003, rumours started flying around that the two were dating but there was never a comment from them confirming or refuting the claims. The pop diva was also alleged to be hooking up with Justin Timberlake in the past but that train never left the station. Beyonce’s relationship with the singer didn’t get past a single kiss.