Beyoncé has paid a heartfelt tribute to her husband Jay Z as they celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The superstar shared a series of emotional Instagram posts of the couple, complete with beautiful quotes about their relationship. A video clip, which played 2015 ballad Die For You in the background, showed snippets of their life together, including footage from their wedding day and the moment she welcomed their little girl, Blue Ivy. The footage trailed off with their five-year-old daughter kissing Beyoncé's blossoming baby bump.
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The pregnant singer also uploaded the quotes, "I don't need air in my lungs if I can't sing your song" and "I don't really need these fingers if I don't get to touch your spine." Beyoncé's mother Tina Knowles also shared a gorgeous throwback photo to mark the couple's milestone. Taking to Instagram, the fashion designer wrote: "9 years already??? Congratulations to the Carters on their Anniversary (that's my arm fixing the dress lol)."
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The A-list couple kept most details of their wedding day on the down-low. They tied the knot in a private ceremony at Jay Z's Tribeca penthouse in New York - where only 30 tables were set up at the white-themed bash. The ceremony was followed by a party, which was attended by the bride's Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, along with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Almost a decade on from their big day, the stars have faced frequent speculation about their marriage but have kept a united front.
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Beyoncé, 35, and Jay Z, 47, who have been together since 2001, are the proud parents to daughter Blue Ivy and are expecting twins this summer. The singer made her baby announcement on Instagram at the start of the year. "We would like to share our love and happiness," she captioned a photo of herself holding her baby bump in front of a wall of flowers. "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters."