Super star couple Beyonce and Jay-Z‘s married life is thoroughly examined in the new issue of Ebony Magazine.
Written by longtime Jay-Z friend dream hampton, the duo’s “Power Couple” feature is an introspective account of their work and at-home habits.
“For all their might as solo power players, their relationship is remarkably free of drama. They sit around in their pajamas and watch cable and snuggle, which may, after all, be the ultimate fantasy. When they climb off the couch from beneath their favorite cashmere throws or disembark from their yachts, they work as if James Brown were their boss. One of them is always touring, always in the studio, always somewhere making kinds of multimillion dollar-deals that keep them on the Forbes list.” (Ebony Magazine)
She also explains how the couple operates when called out to travel on the road.
“Shortly after they’d become serious, when Jay was on summer tour, I was touched by the fact that they were committed to scheduling real time together, even if that meant Beyonce coming on the road, occasionally gracing the stage to perform one of their collabos. I wondered to myself if Jay would return the favor. Powerful women have no problem supporting their partners’ dreams so demonstratively. But that September, when it was her turn to head out on her first major international tour as a solo artist, Jay was backstage in her dressing room, playing cards with a robed Beyonce, ready to return the backing and join her onstage if need arose. The very nature of such circumstances proves that they are, indeed, the true definition of a power couple.” (Ebony Magazine)
Beyonce made Forbes‘ “Hollywood’s 20 Highest Earners of 2010″ list last year.
The R&B/pop star’s estimated 2010 earnings of $87 million were enough to make her the highest-ranking musician on the list, at No. 9. Britney Spears came in at No. 13 with $64 million netted over the past year, while Lady Gaga closely followed at No. 14 with $62 million earned. Other musical artists who made the bottom half of the list include Madonna (No. 15 with $58 million), Miley Cyrus (No. 18 with $48 million) and Taylor Swift (No. 19 with $45 million). Oprah Winfrey easily snagged the top spot on the list with a whopping $315 million netted in 2010, while “Avatar” director James Cameron came in second with $210 million. (Billboard)
In 2009, Jay spoke with talk show host Oprah Winfrey about maintaining privacy from the media within their marriage.
“When you live your life so out in the public, then your music and life are on display,” Hov added. “You need to separate from it. You can’t be in that light all the time. You need some type of escape from it. And that’s one thing that’s sacred and not in the public eye.” (“The Oprah Winfrey Show”)
Jay-Z and Beyonce officially wed in April 2008.