Just when you thought the king and queen of the music business couldn't get any bigger, Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z ruled 2014. With the joint On the Run tour and those five minutes in the Standard Hotel lift their family and marriage became a 24-hour internet obsession.
After all the rumours and all that talk, what has for years been described as one of the most solid relationships in showbiz, is still intact.
Bey was practically a girl when she met Jay, real name Shawn Corey Carter. In the intervening years, she's become a mother, a collector of Grammys (17 at the last count), a White House regular and the world's most powerful celebrity.
And although they come from very different backgrounds, the duo still seem to be a perfect match, soulmates, who are trying to navigate that tricky balancing act that is a modern marriage. Here in pictures is the story of that evolution.