Beyoncé and Jay Z appear on MTV's TRL (in all denim, no less), as Bey dons Jay's hat. Beyoncé had just emerged as a solo artist from Destiny's Child and Jay Z still had the hyphen in his name. After they released the single "'03 Bonnie and Clyde" in October 2002, rumors came out that a relationship was brewing.
Beyoncé and Jay Z shake up the MTV Video Music Awards with a performance full of caressing and hair-whipping. Beyoncé was fresh off her first solo album, Dangerously in Love, which included two songs featuring Jay — "Crazy in Love" and "That's How You Like It."
Beyoncé and Jay attend the Marc Jacobs show together during New York Fashion Week. By this point, the two were practically inseparable (and we were loving it).
Beyoncé makes an unannounced cameo during Jay's performance at the Coachella music festival. This year, Beyonce won six Grammys, breaking the record for most wins by a female artist in one night, while Jay won three.
Beyoncé and Jay's daughter, Blue Ivy, is born. The parents released photos of their baby via an informal tumblr called Hello Blue Ivy Carter with just a simple note reading, "We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives."
The couple show their affection at New York Knicks and Miami Heat basketball game at Madison Square Garden. They reportedly renewed their wedding vows this month in another private ceremony. This year Forbes named them the highest-paid celebrity couple, with an estimated total income of $78 million combined.
Bey and Jay arrive to the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the same night of the infamous security footage where Solange allegedly attacks Jay in an elevator as Beyoncé stands by. A few days after the video leaked, the couple released a statement saying the family has worked through their issues.
Beyoncé and Jay Z kick off their first-ever tour together, the On the Run tour, in Miami. In addition to their powerhouse duets, the show includes adorable on-stage PDA, home videos, and wedding footage.
Beyoncé makes a lyric change at the tour's Cincinnati stop while singing her 2006 track, "Resentment," including changing "I'll always remember feeling like I was no good / Like I couldn't do it for you like your mistress could" to "I'll always remember feeling like I was no good / Like I couldn't do it for you like that wack bitch could." Despite the couple seeming totally in love on stage, rumors began to circulate about Jay’s possible infidelity.
Gossip websites and tabloids report that this marriage is likely ending, with rumors of the two staying in seperate hotel rooms, Beyoncé looking for her own apartment, and meetings with divorce lawyers. After all these amazing years, we're sad to hear this — now, we just wait and hope for the best.