It’s no secret that JAY-Z and Beyoncé have been through a storm in their marriage, and now that the couple has made it through it, the rapper is speaking candidly about how they made things work.
In a recent interview with CNN host Van Jones, the New York native admitted that he and his superstar wife chose to “fight” for their love after his admitted infidelities.
“It’s my soulmate, the person I love,” the 48-year-old said on the eve of the 60th annual Grammy Awards.
“You can be in love with someone — you can love someone and if you haven’t experienced love, and you don’t understand it and you don’t have the tools to move forward, then you are going to have complications, period.”
In 2016, Beyoncé dropped her most intimate and revealing album yet, Lemonade, which gave fans a closer look at some of their marital struggles. Many of the lyrics alluded to the fact that the 21-time Grammy-winner had been unfaithful. Last June, Hov dropped his own response album, 4:44, and openly discussed the rough patch, taking ownership for his mistakes.
“You can either address it or you can pretend until it blows up, at some point,” JAY-Z continued. “And you know, for us, we chose to fight for our love, for our family, to give our kids a different outcome. See? To break that cycle. For Black men and women, you know, to see a different outcome, like you were saying, it’s not the celebrity — we were never a celebrity couple. We were a couple that happened to be celebrities.”
After working through the rough patches in their marriage, the couple welcomed twins, Rumi and Sir, in June of 2017. The twins joined their big sister, Blue Ivy Carter, 6.
JAY-Z also opened up about being a father of three and said once the little ones start walking, the hard part of raising them will truly begin.
“We are in a beautiful time now because they are seven months and they can’t move,” he joked. “They can just coo … they just coo and you don’t have to ‘wait, wait, wait, wait.’ You know, they’re not running anywhere yet. We are going to enjoy these couple of months until they start running, and then it’s over.”