Beyoncé and Jay Z through the years
Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z, a.k.a. Shawn Carter, have been married since April 4, 2008. Here's a look back at the beginning of the power couple's relationship and where they are now.
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2003 | MTV Video Music Awards( Frank Micelotta / Getty Images / May 1, 2014 )
Jay-Z and Beyoncé sang her single "Crazy in Love," which featured Jay-Z at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 28, 2003, in New York City.
When she broke off from Destiny's Child, she was first featured on Jay-Z's single "03 Bonnie & Clyde" about a runaway love affair. Later the two collaborated on her "Crazy in Love," which gave rise to her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce.
"You know we were friends first for a year and a half before we went on any date on the phone for a year and a half," she told Oprah Winfrey. "And that foundation is so important in a relationship. And just to have someone that you just like is so important and someone that is honest."