As far as Beyonce’s personal life is concerned, we’re always kept in the dark. Since her love life is rarely covered in the media, we’re constantly curious to know what’s going on behind the scenes.
According to numerous documentaries, she’s in love with Jay-Z, but who was she smitten with before they met and fell head over heels for one other?
We’ve compiled a list of Beyonce’s ex-boyfriends to give you an idea of who she’s been linked to in the past.
Lyndall Locke (1993 to 2000)
Boyfriend of High School Days (on-and-off)
In the years leading up to Beyonce’s tour with Destiny’s Child, she dated her high school boyfriend for eight years. Lyndall, on the other hand, had known since Beyoncé was 12 years old that she was a tyrant with a lust for fame.
Lyndall cheated on the pop singer by losing his virginity at the age of 15, but they were still together and did ‘child stuff’ during their relationship. Despite the fact that they had a brief divorce, they were able to reunite, but Lyndall went back into the same hole and was unfaithful. Beyonce’s friendship with Jay-Z ended an age of puppy love in 2000.
Justin Timberlake’s rumoured ex (1998)
NSYNC and Destiny’s Child were frequently spotted together at various entertainment events in the early days of the girl group.
At one of the industry parties, there were rumors that Justin and Queen Bey locked lips. However, this never came to fruition. Beyonce was in a long-term relationship that was coming to an end, and Justin was a young bachelor who was dating a variety of women.
Kobe Bryant is rumored to have had an affair (1998)
When Destiny’s Child’s Bugaboo music video featured Kobe Bryant as a guest star, Beyonce was compared to the basketball legend. It turned out, though, that the two of them were little more than pals.
After Kobe’s terrible departure, we saw Bey comfort her friend Vanessa at Kobe’s memorial. The Bryants and Carters had a long-standing bond.
Sisqo, the rumoured ex (2000)
When Bey and Sisqo co-hosted the 2000 MTV VMA Awards in identical attire, suspicions about their close friendship flew.
The two were said to be spending a lot of time together and appeared to be extremely happy together. So far we’ve seen no evidence of any kind of relationship between the rising star and this woman, so we’ll chalk it up to an effective marketing gimmick.
Marques Houston, a rumored ex (2001)
Beyoncé and Marques Houston’s romance began when they were both 16 years old, before their meteoric rise to prominence. He was anxious to collaborate with Beyonce and create new songs with her since he understood she had star power.
At the time, there was speculation that he was her lover, but Marques clarified in an interview that they were always “just friends.” As a result, we’ll never know if these two had a romantic connection because they’re both secretive.
Mos Def’s Accused ex (2001)
It was also reported in 2001 that Queen Bey had a brief relationship with hip-hop rapper Mos Def before she met her husband Jay-Z. However, it was all just talk, and there was nothing further to back up the claim that the two had even dated.
Pharrell’s rumoured ex (2002)
The well-known celebrity had previously been linked to Pharrell Williams before finding true love with the man she now calls her husband. According to a person who is close to Beyonce, they are dating and in love with one other.
Beyonce’s connection with Pharrell was found to be completely professional when he was questioned about the status of their relationship. However, Pharrell insisted on not bringing up Jay’s name or any of their previous interactions. How steadfast!
Sean Paul, rumoured ex-boyfriend (2002)
While working together on the 2002 hit song “Baby Boy,” Beyonce and Sean were said to have been dating. However, this was merely a professional relationship.
While working with Beyoncé, Sean describes her as “extremely focused,” and he was grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a well-known music. In an interview, Sean Paul stated that he would love to work with Beyonce again, potentially on a sequel to Baby Boy.
Jay-Z is his wife’s favorite rapper (2002 to present)
Jay-Z helped Beyoncé become the best-selling female singer of all time when they met in 2002, when she was 18 and he was 30. A ‘phone relationship’ was the primary mode of communication between the two during the first half of their relationship. Beyoncé later told Oprah that it was an important aspect of laying a solid foundation for their relationship by revealing this to her.
Their infatuation was clearly expressed in the lyrics of their subsequent songs, Bonnie & Clyde (2002); Crazy in Love (2003); and Now I Know (2004). In 2004, the power couple was frequently spotted together, but they refused to declare their relationship. They didn’t reveal their connection to the public until their red carpet debut at the 2004 MTV VMAs.
The couple wed in a low-key ceremony in 2008, and since then, they’ve had their fair share of bumps in the road. The couple’s first child, a girl they named Blu Ivy, was born in 2011 after Beyonce had a miscarriage in 2010.
Everything in the Carter household looked to be going according to plan until the 2014 elevator incident, during which a video of Beyoncé’s sister Solange punching Jay-Z was released. We’ll never know for sure what sparked this celebrity spat, but we have a suspicion that Solange was made aware of Jay-extramarital Z’s affair. Adding more fuel to the fire of infidelity was the release of Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade.
In 2017, the Carters learned that they were expecting twins, Rumi and Sir, and it seemed like Beyonce had forgiven Jay Z for cheating on her, and they’ve been constructing their love story ever since.
While the Carters are a formidable force in Hollywood, they’ve also demonstrated that they’re human, just like everyone else. They’ve shown that no matter what life throws at them, love and respect will get them through it.
The supposed love relationships of Beyoncé: Do you think she would have been better off with one of them? Comment below to tell us which of Beyonce’s ex-boyfriends you think is the best match for her!