With all her successes, Beyoncé has also successfully kept her private life as private as a star of her stature can maintain. However, every once in a while the superstar will give us a slight peak into her most intimate experiences, detailing her marriage, family, and motherhood amongst the many private aspects of her life with documentaries like upcoming HBO documentary and now her Vogue cover story.
For this month’s issue of Vogue, Beyoncé has shared everything from giving birth to Blue Ivy to one of the hardest business and personal decisions she has ever made – firing her dad. Check out some highlights from the Vogue story below.
Her and Blue Ivy
“She’s my road dog. She’s my homey, my best friend.”
Feeling a connection with Blue Ivy during the birthing process
“I felt very maternal around eight months. And I thought I couldn’t become any more until I saw the baby. . . . But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain. . . . We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication.”
Taking time out for her daughter
“At some point it’s very important to me that my daughter is able to experience life and run through the sprinklers and have slumber parties and trust and live and do all the things that any child should be able to do,
Wanting more kids
“When I was younger, there were moments where I said, ‘I’m not going to have children,’ ” Beyoncé says. “And then moments when I wanted four. And now I definitely want another, but I don’t know when.”
Feeling torn when firing her dad
[From the documentary, revealed in the article]
“My soul has been tarnished. My father taught me so much about being a businesswoman,” she says. “And I’m understanding him a lot now. . . . A lot of the crazy things he did were necessary.”?
Her HBO documentary Life is But a Dream was emotional to make
This movie has healed me in so many ways,” she says. “It makes me want to cry. I’m sorry,” she says, her eyes welling. “I’m very passionate about it, and it just feels good.”?
Support from her husband Jay-Z
“Just knowing someone’s always going to be honest and tell the truth,” she says of Jay-Z, “[who] can understand exactly what I’m going through—and I can understand exactly what he’s going through.”
She doesn’t read the comment sections on stories on her
“Don’t scroll down!” Beyoncé advises, laughing. “You’re definitely going to get your feelings hurt.”?
Her new music
“is a lot more sensual . . . empowering.” It celebrates being a wife and a mother, reflecting the obvious changes in her life. “Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body,” she says. “I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame.” ?
Not feeling the need to always please people anymore
“I don’t feel like I have to please anyone,” she says. “I feel free. I feel like I’m an adult. I’m grown. I can do what I want. I can say what I want. I can retire if I want. That’s why I’ve
This won't be the last of Queen Bey's intimate reveals, her HBO documentary will air on February 16th and she has recently been announced as Oprah's next "Next Chapter" guest, which will air that same night at 8 p.m. on the OWN network.