Jay-Z & Beyoncé

The power couple Jay-Z & Beyoncé first began dating back in 2001, when the rapper was 32 years old and the performer was only 20. They later exchanged their “I do’s” in a secret wedding ceremony on April 4, 2008. Four years following their union, they gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter. The couple also welcomed babies Sir and Rumi in 2017.

The two musicians first met in 2000 but did not start dating until 2001. While not much is known about their early relationship, Beyoncé once revealed that they first met when she was 18. The twosome sat next to each other on a plane while attending the MTV Spring Break festival in 2000. To his credit, Jay-Z created a song about their first meeting, which was entitled Everything Is Love. The lyrics said, “sittin’ next to you on the plane, and I knew straight away.”