When did beyonce and jay z start dating
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It's been one incredible journey for Beyoncé and Jay Z in both their personal and professional lives.
Beyoncé was in no rush to get married when she first met Jay-Z, not to him or to anyone else, she told Seventeen magazine in their December/January issue, according to Us
"I was 18 when we first met, 19 when we first started dating," the 27-year-old said in the issue that hits newsstands November 18.
Join us as we take you through a timeline of the most powerful couple in music's relationship.
We are reposting it in anticipation of Saturday's HBO On the Run Concert.
To take it all the way back to the beginning, Beyoncé first met Jay Z when she was just 18 years old.
Although they were rumoured to have begun dating around 2002, Beyonce reportedly told American publication US magazine that she first met the rapper when she was 19 when they first started a relationship making it 1999 when they became a couple.There's no confirmed date for their first encounter, but in a 2007 interview Jay said he met Queen Bey "10 years ago" placing it in '97, while the popstar said she met him when she was 18 years old, putting it in 1999.July 2000: Their paths first cross in the music world when Beyoncé features on a track titled 'I Got That' by Jay Z's protege at the time, Anil.From the very start of their relationship, the two have been remarkably cryptic about their private life, managing to keep their most intimate aspects of their life sealed away despite being one of the world’s most talked-about couples.In honor of the epic saga that is Bey and Jay, Vulture takes a look back at the musical icons’ entertaining history together, beginning when she was Destiny’s Child’s front woman and Jay Z still had his hyphen, and charting their many collaborations (e.g., "Bonnie and Clyde," "Drunk in Love"), the birth of Blue, the infamous elevator video, and onward, toward their now-uncertain future.