Jay-Z Swears This 1 Thing Is What Saved His Marriage to Beyonce After His Cheating Scandal

Despite the fact that Beyonce and Jay-Z are one of the most high-profile celebrity couples of all time, they like to keep their private lives private. So there’s a lot about them we don’t know. But after Beyonce released her Lemonade album in 2016, it was obvious that rumors of Jay-Z’s infidelity were true.

Jay-Z has since confirmed he did cheat on Beyonce, but the couple has clearly stayed together. And in a recent interview with David Letterman, Jay-Z revealed what he believed saved his marriage (page 4).

Was it the albums?

Beyoncé in Lemonade

Jay-Z praised Beyonce in Lemonade. | Columbia Records

Jay-Z praised his wife’s albumLemonade, which is full of songs about working through an affair and all the feelings that come with it. He said he was “proud of the music she made, and she was really proud of the art I released” (in reference to his latest album, 4:44.

In a previous interview with The New York Times, Jay-Z said he and Beyonce used their music as therapy. And if anyone could hear their marriage through their music, it’s these two.

Next: Jay-Z forced himself to be accountable. 

Was it his willingness to own up to his mistakes?

JAY-Z performing

He owned up to his mistakes. | Theo Wargo/Getty Images

It can’t be easy to face your spouse after you’ve done the unthinkable, and Jay-Z said that was the hardest part of the ordeal for him. But it meant he stuck around.

“You know, most people walk away,” he told The New York Times. “Divorce rate is like 50 percent or something ’cause most people can’t see themselves. The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself. So, you know, most people don’t want to do that. You don’t want to look inside yourself.”

Next: There’s no denying the connection between these two.

Is it simply because of their soulmate connection?

Beyoncé and JAY-Z

They want to be together. | Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

In January 2018, Jay-Z was asked by CNN’s Van Jones why he fought so hard to save his marriage. He replied, “Well, that’s my soulmate. It’s the person I love,” adding that he and Beyonce chose to “break the cycle.” And as angry as Beyonce clearly was when she created Lemonade, there are also plenty of lyrics that are all about love and forgiveness.

Next: The real answer is a lot more traditional.

Apparently, it was good old-fashioned therapy

Beyoncé, Blue, and Jay-Z in costume

They went to couples’ therapy. | Beyoncé via Instagram

Jay-Z told Letterman it was couples’ therapy that helped him save his marriage to Beyonce.

“We did the hard work of going to therapy and you know, we love each other, right? So we really put in the work,” he said, adding that he thought the two were in a much better place today.

Next: This is a big indicator that things are going well.

The miracle twins

Beyonce is wearing a red dress next to Jay Z in a tux.

The couple welcomed twins in 2017. | Christopher Polk/Getty Images

It certainly seems as if these two stars have rekindled their romance. The couple welcomed twins, Rumi and Sir, in 2017, which Jay-Z called miracles on his 4:44 album.

Next: The couple that tours together stays together?

The next joint tour

Rapper Jay-Z and singer Beyonce Knowles perform at a concert to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his first album

Their first joint tour was very successful. | Scott Gries/Getty Images For Universal Music

In March 2018, Jay-Z and Beyonce announced the beginning of a joint tour. This is a follow-up to the couple’s 2014 On The Run tour, which grossed $109 million.

Next: But there’s one troubling detail that makes us wonder whether things are really resolved.

The silent anniversary

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

They didn’t post anything about their 10th anniversary on social media. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

On April 4, 2018, Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. But, unlike in the years prior, they stayed silent on social media. This sent some of their most devout fans into a panic, but considering they have three children and they’re about to tour together, we can assume they’re just busy.

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