Happy Birthday, Hov! 44 Pics Of Jay Z And Beyonce Being ‘Crazy In Love’

  • Saturday Night Live

  • “Spankin’ New Music Week” with Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles and Solange Knowles on MTV’s “TRL” – November 21, 2002

  • Jay-Z “The Black Album Tour” Live at Madison Square Garden – Show

    Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z during Jay-Z “The Black Album Tour” Live at Madison Square Garden – Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage for New York Post)

  • Beyonce Knowles’ Friends and Family Live in Concert at the Ford Centennial celebration at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan USA

  • Jay Z And Beyonce Knowles

  • Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z

  • Jay Z and Beyonce

  • Celebrites at the 2003 NBA All-Star Game

  • Beyonce and Jay-Z At New York Knicks game

  • Paris Fashion Week – Pret a Porter Spring/Summer 2006 – Agent Provocateur “Box of Tricks” – After Party

  • New York City Candids

  • 77th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 27: arrives the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

  • Vanity Fair Oscar Party – Arrivals

  • 2004 MTV Video Music Awards – Show

  • 2004 NBA All-Star Game – Celebrities

  • The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Red Carpet

  • beyonce-bikini-pregnant-belly

  • Jay-Z and Eminem “Home & Home” Concert – New York – Show

  • 6th Annual BET Awards – Show

  • Conde Nast Media Group’s Third Annual Fashion Rocks Concert – Show

  • Jay-Z Celebrates the One-Year Anniversary of the 40/40 Club

  • The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals

  • Celebrity Attends Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks – November 25, 2008

  • Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics – Game Five

  • Sony/BMG Grammy After Party – Inside

  • Celebrities At 2007 NBA All Star Game

  • The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards – Backstage and Audience

  • Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

  • 2009 NBA All-Star Game Celebrities and Performances

  • Barack Obama Is Sworn In As 44th President Of The United States

  • 2010 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – Day 1

  • Robin Thicke’s Birthday Celebration

  • “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art – Arrivals

  • 2011 NBA All-Star Game – Performances And Celebrities

  • The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas Celebrates New Year’s Eve And Grand Opening With JAY-Z And Coldplay – Inside

  • Beyonce And Jay-Z In Portofino – August 20, 2010

  • 64th Annual Tony Awards – Audience and Green Room

  • Celebrity Sightings at the French Open – June, 6th

  • Budweiser Made In America Festival Benefiting The United Way – Day 2 – Backstage

  • 2012 BET Awards – Roaming Inside And Backstage

  • Antonio “L.A.” Reid Hosts Book Launch Event For His Wife Erica Reid’s Book “The Thriving Child”

  • Celebrities Attend The New Jersey Nets v New York Knicks Game – February 20, 2012

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term


We’d like to wish a very happy 44th birthday to one Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay Z. The one and only HOV is celebrating his birthday by—we kid you not—going vegan for the next 21 days. “On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday, I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!!” he wrote on his Life and Times website. Well, while we’d certainly prefer to spend our birthday going H.A.M. on a frosting-covered ice cream cake than eating seitan, we applaud Mr. Magna Carta Holy Grail not just for his commitment to healthiness, but for the lady he’ll have by his side during this cleanse: Miss Beyoncé Knowles Carter.

If asked, we’re fairly certain that Jay Z would admit that wooing the hottest chick in the game is the greatest achievement of his life, eclipsing all the Grammys, the platinum records, and millions of dollars he’s raked in. That’s why we decided to celebrate Hova’s birthday by taking a look back at the ten-plus year romance that made him the man that he is today. Enjoy our look back at Jay and Bey, America’s Royal Couple, through the years!

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