How Jay-Z Actually Woo’d Beyonce

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Jay-Z and Beyonce is not only one of the richest couples on the planet, but also one of the most popular. From the very beginning, the power couple has been very secretive when it came to their relationship – managing, for the most part, to keep the intimate aspects of their life out of the public eye. Today, there is a lot of rumours surrounding the couple, and their supposed relationship problems, but much of that remains unsubstantiated. So instead of furthering the rumours and discussing the unknown, let’s take a look at how the power couple actually got hitched.

Although the couple said their vows back in 2008, their relationship history goes way back. The exact date of when they met remains uncertain, but various accounts put that date somewhere between 1997 – 1998. The lovebirds were first acquainted though the music scene when Beyonce was just 18 years old.

The two continued to “hang out” for the next couple of years, while denying all rumours about the relationship. And despite paparazzi shots frequently capturing the couple together at sporting events and tourist hot spots, the two remained hush-hush about until 2005.

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While the couple seemed happy in tabloid photos, there was a lot of rough waters for them to navigate. Two years before their wedding, Jay-Z released an album, Kingdom Come, featuring a song titled – “Lost One.” On this track Hov raps: I don’t think it’s meant to be, B / But she loves her work more than she does me / And honestly, at 23 / I would probably love my work more than I did she.” This line fueled a lot of speculation on whether or not the couple was falling apart, and later (in 2010) Jay clarified that, yes, the song was in fact about their rocky relationship. Dating someone just as career focused and ambitious as himself wasn’t easy, he wrote in his 2010 book Decoded.

The couple managed to get over their relationship speed bumps (obviously), and continued to write love songs about one another, while also travelling the globe and performing together. After a couple more years of relationship rumours, the couple finally got hitched on April 4th, 2008.

The ceremony was very small and private (it took place at Jay’s Tribeca apartment), and instead of exchanging rings, the couple got matching IV tattoos on their ring fingers. Number 4 has been a persistently important number in their relationship, so this symbolic gesture meant a lot to the newlyweds.

Three years after the wedding, Bey revealed a baby bump on the red carpet and confirmed her pregnancy. This announcement nearly broke the internet, and secured a world record for “most tweets per second recorded for a single event.” at an impressive 8,868 tweets per second.

The couple continued to gain popularity, and eventually overtook Gisele and Tom Brady as the highest-paid celebrity couple, bringing in a combined total of $78 million every year. Despite their relationship being constantly questioned, the couple managed to stay together for more than 16 years, and it’s unlikely that the two will part ways any time soon.

How Donald Trump Woo’d Melania

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The union of a stunning 5’11” supermodel, and a rude man with a poor haircut seems like an unlikely one, but that’s the story that we’re going to share today. If you couldn’t figure it out from the title, we’re talking about Donald Trump and his wife Melania, who, ironically enough, is much more camera shy of the two.

The unlikely couple first met at a Fashion Week party in September of 1998, just a year after Trump’s second divorce. The Donald says that he fell in love with Melania as soon as the two were introduced, and who can blame him? Unfortunately, his first attempt at getting her attention fell short, and Melania promptly rejected him when he asked for her number. Years later, in an interview with People Magazine, Melania explained the reason behind the cold shoulder. “He came to the party with a date,” she said “and I heard that he was a ladies’ man.”

That same night, after sending off his date to the ladies room, Trump persisted, eventually getting Melania to take down his phone number. Later, when she returned to New York from a modeling gig in the Caribbean, she called him up and the two hit it off, apparently spending many hours talking into the night.

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The couple casually dated for a few years, doing the usual song-and-dance – dinners, concerts, sporting events, and what have you. In 2004, the billionaire finally popped the question and presented Melania with a 12-carat diamond ring worth north of $3 million. The couple spared no expense on their Palm Beach wedding, either. Melania wore a gorgeous $200,000 Christian Dior gown, and hundreds of high profile guests were in attendance (including Hillary Clinton).

Just a year after getting hitched, the couple announced that they are having a baby. The baby boy, named Barron, is Donald’s fifth child (he has 4 from his first two failed marriages) and Melania’s first. Today, Barron is ten years old, and the couple is raising him as a “mini-Donald.” He is often photographed playing golf with his dad, and through time spent with his old man, little Barron picked up some of his antics. In a CNN interview back in 2011, Melania said that Barron has “fired” housekeepers and nannies in the past, but quickly “hired” them back. Melania has a great relationship with the rest of the kids, too. Ever since Donald first introduced her to his kids, they quickly fell in love with her, promptly asking Trump to make her their stepmother.

With the presidential election just months away and Trump on the Republican ticket, the couple has been getting more media coverage than ever before. If Trump manages to get elected, Melania will become the first first lady in history that has posed nude for a photoshoot. That said, Melania embraces her modelling past, saying that she will be different than any of the other first ladies, should Trump get elected – ”we are in the 21st century. I will be me.”

Flip Floppers: 10 Celebs That Changed Their Gender Preference Later in Life

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When you’re forced to pick between two appealing options, it can really place you between a rock and a hard place; generally the choice is between two places to eat or something else equally mundane, but in the case of a special few it means picking between men and women! Living a double life is difficult for Celebs since they are always in the public eye and trying to keep up a good image, but even with the media buzzing around every corner some have been able to keep their sexuality under wraps.

All things eventually surface, so rather than let their secrets be revealed some celebs have surprised us all and come clean about their hidden romances; these celebrity flip floppers have changed teams more than sports players, and shocked us by shacked up with both genders! Whether the celebs are bisexual, or they simply changed their mind about who they want to love, it caught us off guard all the same. But which celebs were the most surprising to see start dating the other sex? Here are the top 10 celebs which changed their mind, and swapped their gender preference later in life.

21 Stars Who Married Their Fans

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Dreaming about marrying your celebrity crush is a pretty normal thing: I probably would’ve been divorced 8 times by now if I had the opportunity to date all of my celebrity crushes! Instead of a famous spouse I wound up with 8 cats instead, which quite frankly worked out for the best anyways. Most people scoff at teenagers who proclaim that they’re going to marry Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, or whichever cute guy happens to be famous right now, and I don’t really think that’s fair: if a teen truly believes that they will marry their celebrity crush, then who are we to tell them any different? My cat, Peaches, had such a major crush on Puss in Boots from “Shrek,” and it may or may not have had something to do with Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith’s divorce.

It’s not always the fans chasing after their celebrity crushes: sometimes it’s the other way around, and you can’t blame them because some of these fans are ridiculously attractive. Don’t lose hope about marrying your favorite celeb because they are just like us: they fall in love when they least expect it; just go with the flow and always be in strategic places! These 21 fans really hit the jackpot with their spouses— well, most of them anyways…

15 Most Annoying Celeb Couples Ever

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Even though I’m single and I’ve never been married, I’m not one of those bitter old ladies that scoff every time she sees a couple holding hands walking down the street. I actually think it’s very sweet. Then there are those other couples that are all over each other in public (ain’t nobody wanna see that), or over-share the details of their relationship.

Hollywood is known as a place where relationships go to die. Not a lot of couples survive the journey, but some of those that do brag endlessly about their happiness and think that everyone should be jealous of them. These are the couples that my cats and I dislike very, very much.

Oh, I’ve had my fair share of lovers throughout my life. I know the feeling of being in love, being wooed, and holding someone’s hand for hours on end. But when things get too steamy, you’ve got to get a room. These 15 most annoying celeb couples ever have shown us too much PDA or are (or were) just too happy together.

40 Biggest Celebrity Breakups Of All Time

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When it comes to love, there are certain couples who seem to be absolutely perfect for one another in what we often call “soulmates.” Once these couples have been together for a while, it seems like there’s nothing that can get in the way of their connection, their relationship, or their love. This makes it all the more surprising when something does come in between them leaving them no other choice but to part ways.

Just as Hollywood gives us some of the best love stories on the silver screen, Hollywood’s biggest stars have also proven to have a few love stories of their own behind the scenes. That’s right – we’re talking about Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, even Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson who have been married for 28 years!

These Hollywood romances, of course, led us to wonder about some of Hollywood’s most devastating breakups. Looking to some of the hottest stars since the early 1990s, we uncovered everything from young love to secret romance in these 16 celebrity couples we wish had never split up. Do you remember these famous power-couples and why they parted ways? Cue the mood music and grab some tissues as we travel back in time all in the name of love!

10 Interfaith Celeb Relationships

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My parents raised me as a Catholic. Growing up I was a “good” Catholic schoolgirl— I never missed a day at church or Sunday school. Nowadays, I’m more of a Cat-holic than Catholic. I haven’t been practicing that much because of my age and the fact that masses are now broadcasted on television, which allows me to instill some faith onto my kitties while sitting at home.

It’s no longer surprising to see couples of all shapes, sizes, race, and gender walking around town, yet religion is still a sensitive issue. What puzzles me is when people (especially in Hollywood) blame clashing faiths for their breakups. Let me use my old lady wisdom on you, children: True love has no boundaries. One of my cats is a scientologist, but the other kitties still include him in their prayers.

Here are 10 Hollywood couples that looked past faith to be the one they loved (and still love, in a few cases.)

10 Most Private Celebrity Couples

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It’s difficult to keep a relationship private if you and your partner both work in an industry where public presence and visibility dictate your next paycheck. Back in my day, paparazzi weren’t as rampant as they are now, so celebrities could partake in nightly debaucheries and not get judged so widely. Nowadays, if a celebrity trips on their shoelaces, the world starts mocking them. They have become disposable, which makes things more interesting, in my opinion.

If you don’t have a Twitter or an Instagram account, it automatically disqualifies you from being a “respected” celebrity because you refuse to share your personal life with the rest of the world. My cats have their own social networking accounts because they want their online fans to know what they’re up to. Just recently, Mr. Jingles posted a selfie with this new cat next door, Snowbelle, which he’s currently dating. After a couple of hours, they had a hashtag, #JingleBelle, which attracted a lot of haters because well, Mr. Jingles is a very handsome kitty.

But come on, not everyone wants to live inside a fishbowl (trust me, in a house full of cats, a fishbowl is the last thing that I want) and have everyone watch your every move. This is why I am amused at these 10 most private celebrity couples—nobody knows their personal business and they keep us wanting more. It’s reverse psychology at its finest: the less they become available, the more we crave for them.