Two thousand and eleven will go down in history as the year hip-hop power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce ruled the world. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the happy couple owned the year’s biggest headlines and solidified their top spots in our hearts.

The lovebirds jetted off to the Bahamas in April to celebrate their third year of marital bliss. The lovefest didn’t stop there. The usually reserved Beyonce became more vocal than ever during interviews, frequently revealing more and more intimate details about her marriage to the rap mogul. The pop diva gushed about why she loves her man so, what he means to her, and how happy they’ve been since day one.

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When Mrs. Carter made history in June as the headliner at the decades-old Glastonbury British music festival in England, she followed it up with the release of her hit album “4,” and sat down for an exclusive interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, in which she revealed her plans for motherhood “at 30” and how thrilled she is to have such an “amazing” and “good man” like Jay-Z.

As fans oohed and ahhed over the couple’s seemingly perfect union, Jay-Z and Beyonce prepared for their biggest reveal yet. During the MTV Video Music Awards in August, she stepped onto the red carpet and without saying a word, embraced her baby bump and sent the paparazzi and the Twittersphere into a frenzy. Her big red carpet announcement broke a Twitter record with worldwide fascination on the baby’s gender and due date. Meanwhile, the two were spotted all about town as they eagerly await their little bundle of joy.

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Since then, Beyonce’s pregnancy glow has only grown brighter as Jay and Bey fans eagerly anticipate the birth of Baby Carter. They are, without doubt, the couple of the year. Let’s look back at the love they’ve shared — beginning with their first meeting and ending with their baby joy!


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