On April 4, 2008, the inevitable happened when Beyoncé Knowles became Mrs. Shawn Carter in a hush-hush, low-key ceremony at Jay-Z’s Tribeca apartment in New York City. The two, along with their family and closest friends, did a superb job at keeping the planned nuptials a secret, as the international superstars are not ones to boast (but, boy, did he put a ring on it!). April 4th holds much significance for the couple. For starters, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were both born on the fourth day of their respective birthday months—he December and she September.
“We’ve been together a long time. We always knew it would happen,” Beyoncé said simply in a recent interview with ESSENCE.