Oprah’s Wise Advice to Beyoncé Might Have Saved Her Relationship with Jay-Z

Oprah Winfrey is known for giving the best advice out there about anything and everything. From personal development to relationships, Oprah seems to know just about everything there is to know. Beyoncé has had several thought-provoking chats with Oprah over the years, and Oprah’s wise advice to Beyoncé just might have saved her relationship with husband Jay-Z. Amid allegations of cheating and other relationship challenges, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s marriage could have dissolved like those of a plethora of other Hollywood couples. Thanks to Oprah, this strong couple is here to stay.   

Beyoncé and Jay-Z kissing on stage in front of a background that says 'THIS IS REAL LOVE'
Beyoncé and Jay-Z | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment

Who are Beyonce and Jay-Z? 

Beyoncé Knowles Carter has worn many hats throughout her career in the music industry. She gained fame as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and she spent the next decade collaborating with Jay-Z and establishing her prominence as a solo artist. Her most recent projects include performing at Coachella and the Grammys, starring as the voice of Nala in Disney’s recent live-action remake of The Lion King, and creating the Netflix documentary/concert film Homecoming, which highlights some of her most influential accomplishments. 

Shawn Corey Carter, also known as Jay-Z, is a rapper and songwriter. He began performing in the mid-1990s and has since amassed several records: he is the world’s first billionaire hip hop performer, as well as the wealthiest American musician and the fifth wealthiest African American.  

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s relationship has spanned nearly two decades

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The pop star and the rapper met when they were seated next to each other on a plane in 2000. Although they hit it off the first time they met, their relationship started off slowly with a year and a half of phone conversations. From there, they started creating music together in 2002 and finally began dating in 2003. They spent the next five years together before their 2008 wedding. Though their relationship has not been without difficulties, they have outlasted many well-known couples. Few Hollywood couples withstand the test of time of over a decade of marriage in the spotlight, and Oprah once gave Beyoncé some sage advice that strengthened her relationship with Jay-Z.  

Oprah gave Beyonce some relationship-saving advice

Oprah Winfrey is known for handing out life-changing advice. From self-help and self-care to relationship advice, no one does it better than Oprah. The “Queen of All Media” gave Beyoncé a tip that just might have saved her relationship with Jay-Z: don’t tell the whole world who you’re dating. Keeping relationship drama on the down low can be challenging enough for the average young adult in today’s world of social media, online dating, and constant connectivity, and it’s nearly impossible for some of the biggest names in the music industry.

Amidst allegations of cheating and other relationship challenges, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s commitment to keeping their private life fairly private has gone a long way toward building a relationship that has lasted for so many years. Even many details about the couple’s wedding were never leaked until they were finally discussed near Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s tenth anniversary. Keeping new babies, personal struggles and other news quiet has given them the opportunity to work through them together like any other couple without the added challenge of the world watching. 

By going the extra mile to keep their personal lives to themselves and out of the press, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s relationship has outlasted that of many celebrity couples. No couple is immune to arguments, misunderstandings, and other relationship challenges, and couples whose every move is broadcasted to the world are no different. Oprah’s wise advice to Beyoncé just might be the key to keeping any healthy relationship thriving.