Jay z and aaliyah dating
There's no confirmed date for their first encounter, but in a 2007 interview Jay said he met Queen Bey "10 years ago" placing it in '97, while the popstar said she met him when she was 18 years old, putting it in 1999.
"It gives me such a foundation."December 2013: Beyoncé shocks the world with the surprise release of her self-titled album.
Since first meeting each other nearly 20 years ago, Bey and Jay have become one of the most successful, famous, richest and adored couples in the world.
But when you're in a billion-dollar relationship, there are plenty of lows to go with the highs.
November 2001: Jay Z and Beyoncé's first cover shoot together features numerous other pop icons for Vanity Fair's 2001 music issue.
The pair are photographed alongside David Bowie, Gwen Stefani and Beck, with Jay Z later revealing that it was around this time that they were "just beginning to try to date each other".