Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s First Birthday Gift for Blue Ivy Was an $80K Diamond-Encrusted Barbie
The children of the rich and famous don’t grow up like the rest of us. With huge mansions, and fancy sports-cars, these kids definitely receive some perks. That privilege is only amplified when your parents are mega-stars like Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Their daughter, Blue Ivy, received such an elaborate gift for her first birthday that we’re wondering if she even gets to play with it?
Beyonce and Jay-Z are massive superstars
Beyoncé and Jay-Z changed the music industry forever, and they make the cash to prove it. With a combined net-worth of over $1.4 billion, and a public romance that is still going strong, this couple is definitely living the high life.
The couple met when Beyoncé was only 18, but they took it slow. A whole year was spent just talking and getting to know each other before Beyoncé and Jay-Z decided to go on their first date to the restaurant Nobu. They kept the details of their affair private, but finally announced to the public that they were an official couple in 2004.
The superstars married in 2008 during a top-secret wedding. After all, by this point, both Beyoncé and Jay-Z had reached mega-star status with their careers, and plenty of fans would have loved to crash the event.
But even with all their fame, the couple values privacy. They will occasionally sing about their romance in their music, but for the most part, Beyoncé and Jay-Z keep things just between them.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s children
After 12 years of marriage, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have added three children to their family. In 2012, their daughter Blue Ivy was born. Then, in 2017, the couple had twins, named Sir and Rumi. Beyoncé announced the birth with a gorgeous photo on her Instagram account.
In the photo, Beyoncé stands in front of a huge flower wreath. She’s draped in a flowing robe, and holding her newborn twins. The announcement seemed to be a referenced to Renaissance portraits of the Madonna and child, and earned the couple massive praise.
Over the years, Beyoncé has shared quite a few photos of Blue Ivy, but she’s been much more private with the twins. Of course, this only makes her beautiful birth announcement all the more cherished by fans.
Beyonce and Jay-Z gave Blue Ivy an outrageously expensive birthday gift
As the children of superstars, Blue Ivy, Sir and Rumi enjoy some massive perks. They’re able to grow up in multiple, lavish properties, including the family’s $135 million Bel-Air mansion. The home has four pools, bullet-proof windows, and a helipad, so you know these kids are used to luxury.
On Blue Ivy’s first birthday, Beyoncé and Jay-Z demonstrated exactly how lucky their kids are with an outrageously expensive gift for the toddler. According to the Daily Mail, Blue Ivy was given a diamond encrusted Barbie doll worth around $80,000. The doll was specially customized and included 160 diamond gems as well as white gold jewelry.
Considering that most Barbies end up headless and lost under the bed, that’s a lot of money to spend. We hope it came with special storage case to maintain its quality. But then, will Blue Ivy even be able to play with it?
In addition to her extravagant doll, Blue Ivy was also thrown an elaborate princess-themed birthday bash, which was decorated with thousands of dollars worth of pink and white roses. That’s a lot of expensive for an event that the child probably won’t even remember.
At least the Barbie doll will probably become a keepsake, meaning that Blue Ivy could possibly enjoy it for years to come. It’s possible that she may even continue to treasure it as an adult.