Beyonce and Jay Z: The Best Moments From the Queen and King of the Met Gala
By Desiree Murphy
Beyonce and Jay Z may no longer be everyone's "relationship goals," but when it comes to style, these two are an undoubtedly chic pair.
Just three days after the 34-year-old superstar dropped her new visual album, Lemonade (which features clear themes of infidelity and marital problems), she was spotted riding a golf cart with her husband in Miami, Florida, during rehearsals for the first stop on her Formation World Tour. Bey glowed in a glitzy bodysuit and black hat, while Jay Z looked as chill as ever, donning distressed denim jeans, a basic white T-shirt and black hooded zip-up.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Gala, better known as fashion's biggest party of the year, takes place in New York City next Monday, and a source tells ET that the pair will most likely attend this year's ceremony, which would mark their first public appearance since Lemonade debuted on HBO. It makes sense, as Beyoncé conveniently has a break in her tour schedule that day.
We are not worthy! Bey showed some serious skin in a sheer, jewel-encrusted Givenchy Haute Couture gown, proving once and for all that she is "flawless." While all eyes were on her gorgeous (and very risqué!) dress, her flirty ponytail also caught major attention. Oh, Jay Z was there, too, clutching onto Bey in a black tuxedo. How nice of him to let his Queen stand out like that!
2014: The Infamous Elevator Fight
Beyoncé opted for an ultra-glamorous vintage vibe in 2014, rocking a sheer black Givenchy dress with a plunging neckline. She completed the outfit with black statement earrings, a birdcage veil and a bold, burgundy lip. Her husband complemented her look perfectly, sporting a white tuxedo jacket and black pants.
This was the year when "sh*t" went down when there was "a billion dollars on an elevator," as Beyoncé so perfectly explained in her "Flawless" remix featuring Nicki Minaj. In case you need some brushing up on your Bey news, a fight broke out when she got into an elevator with Jay and her younger sister, Solange, at a Met Gala after party. TMZ obtained the leaked footage of the scuffle, which showed Solange going off on the rapper after allegedly engaging in a heated feud with fashion designer Rachel Roy, aka the rumored "Becky with the good hair" from Beyonce's "Sorry" track about infidelity. So, yes, this moment basically launched the Rachel Roy vs. the Beyhive fight!
Attending the gala on her own, Beyoncé -- who served as the gala's honorary chairperson that year -- heated up the red carpet in a strapless Givenchy dress, which featured a fiery orange and red pattern. She completed her sexy ensemble with thigh-high boots and matching gloves, keeping her honey-colored locks loose. We think it's safe to say she definitely had some hot sauce in her bag that night!
2012: Post-Baby Perfection
After giving birth to Blue Ivy in January, Beyoncé made her red carpet return solo in a sheer black Givenchy Haute Couture dress by Riccardo Tisci, which featured a feathered purple train. And it certainly turned heads! Kim Kardashian liked the look so much, she rocked a similar frock to the fashion soiree three years later. Jay Z didn't attend the gala that year, but Solange was there to keep her sister company. Interestingly enough, Solange snapped a seemingly friendly photo with Roy on the carpet.
ET chatted with Beyoncé at the star-studded party, where she couldn't stop gushing over motherhood.
"[Blue's] so good. She's sleeping,” she said at the time. "My mom is there [babysitting] actually, and my husband's there, too."
"I have such a full life, I feel like now I know the reason I was born," she continued, adding that she would "of course" like to have more kids in the future. "God knows I don't [know when] yet, but I definitely want to have more."
For this year's fête, Beyoncé pulled her hair back into a low bun and rocked a black Emilio Pucci mermaid-cut gown with gold embellishments. Jay Z kept it classic in a white tuxedo vest, black bow tie and pants, an ensemble that looked almost identical to the one he wore in 2014.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Carter got booed on the red carpet, reportedly for skipping out on media interviews. But who cares when you look that good, right?