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“He healed his relationship with his father at the very last stage of his father’s life—his father was dying. And that made it possible for him to be in his first real love relationship, which is with his wife. And to see him be able to do more healing around that karmic energy, with his own [children], is beautiful. Beyoncé must really love that about Jay.”
—dream hampton, 2016.

You see a lil’ kid running by and you can be like ‘Well, they might be together.’
—  Jay-Z, speaking during an interview with Angie Martinez during her BET "The Angie Martinez Show” television special in October 2008. At the time the newly-married Hov was still refusing to officially confirm his relationship status with Beyoncé.

Jay-Z, Steve Stoute and Andre Leon Talley, photographed during the opening of the flagship Carol’s Daughter store in Harlem on September 15, 2005.

Earlier that year in May it was announced that Hov had been part of a group that had invested $10 million into the beauty products brand, alongside Will Smith, Stoute, Jimmy Iovine and billionaire Andrew Farkas.