Ever since they scorched the music scene with "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" and the breakout single "Crazy in Love," Jay-Z and Beyoncé's relationship has been a hot topic in many public and private arenas. For the past 10+ years, we've gone from speculating whether the shorty Jay-Z put the naughty on was in fact the voluptuous songstress to getting a glimpse of their hot romance during awards performances to recently being able to see pictures of them enjoying lunch with their beautiful baby girl, Blue Ivy. They're young, black, successful, talented and in love. What woman wouldn’t want that for herself? It has gotten to the point where women from all walks of life have taken the Carters and appointed the hip-hop power couple as the prototype for relationships. Here are 5 reasons why chicks are following their blueprint:
Solid Foundation for their Relationship
Before they become the power couple that many people try to emulate, they knew that the key to creating a strong relationship was to build a strong foundation from the start. In a recent interview Oprah had with King Bey, she said this about how they started: “We were friends first, for a year and half. Before we went on any date, [we were] on the phone for a year and a half. And that foundation is so important in a relationship. And just to have someone that you just like, is so important. And someone that is honest.” Because they created that solid foundation from the beginning, we’re able to see them in all their wedded bliss now. For a couple to be praised for having a strong relationship is an absolute compliment and many, if not all women, are searching to have just that.
If there’s one thing that anyone can say about Jay and Bey’s relationship is that they keep it on the low. Unlike many other Hollywood couples who get together and/or make sex tapes to gain some sort of buzz, Jay and Bey take their relationship seriously and are adamant about keeping it private. As Jay once said, “We don’t play with our relationship.” The notoriously hush-hush couple managed to develop a relationship, get married, and start a family without the rest of us knowing every detail until well after it’s happened. As much as we can’t stand that they’re private, it only keeps us interested. What woman wouldn’t love the thought of her relationship being the object of interest?
Jay-Z made it cool to wear button-ups and suits and ties. BeyoncÃ© made blonde weaves, lace front wigs, and leotards a staple in a lot of girls’ wardrobes. He brought the Nets to Brooklyn and has a stake in the Barclays Center. She created a buzzworthy HBO documentary that pulled in a record number of viewers. They’re both at the top of their music game and we’ve been watching their thrones to see what’s next. Whether it’s through their music, fashion, or other projects, they’re both trendsetters. It’s almost like watching the captain of the basketball team and the captain of the cheerleading squad get together. Let’s face it: who didn’t dream at least once about being the most popular couple who’s looked at as the authority on what’s cool?
Not Afraid to Show Their Loveâ¦Now
Jay and Bey have been known to keep quiet about their relationship. In the earlier times, they would arrive and leave events separately and pretty much deny their relationship. Now, we can see footage of them affectionately singing Cold Play’s “Yellow” to each other on vacation, snuggling at the breakfast table on their yacht, or taking cute pictures that scream “we’re in love.” As corny as it might sound to some, that’s pretty much what we women want. Whether it’s because we’re trying to make our bitter, single friend jealous or we’re that crazy in love, we love when we can showcase our happy (emphasis on happy) relationship. So with that being said, many chicks see Jay & Bey’s happiness as the epitome of a great relationship and think to themselves ‘I wanna have that.’
Represent $$$, Power & Respect
One of the main reasons why some women aspire to have Jay and Bey’s relationship is because they represent the 3 essentials needed to make it in America: money, power, and respect. Jay-Z and BeyoncÃ© both make hundreds of millions of dollars in their respective careers and are close to raking in $1 billion together, are well respected in entertainment, fashion, and business, and have the power to shut the lights down at the Super Bowl or cut off the music while making a speech at the Grammy’s. They’re wealthy and powerful and it’s a sexy combination. Any girl would get excited at having a man with the money and business savvy that Shawn Carter possess and any man would want the hottest chick in the game wearing his chain.