Just when it seemed that the king and queen of the music business couldn't get any bigger, Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z became 'the' talked about couple of 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.


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Bey was just 18 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 great match and determined to navigate that tricky balancing act that is a modern marriage. Click on the photo above for a gallery of their story of that evolution.

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