Popular singer Beyoncé has been married to Jay-Z since 2008 and the couple has three children together – Blue Ivy Carter, Sir Carter and Rumi Carter. In a cover story released by Elle on Monday, the artist appeared on the Ask Me Anything interview, in which she was questioned about losing out on an award for her album Lemonade.
Speaking about whether she was disappointed, Beyoncé said, “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now. I learned that all the pain and loss is in fact a gift.”
Owing to the ambiguity of her response, she clarified that she was referring to the miscarriages she has suffered in the past. “My miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper,” shared Beyoncé.
“I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the search for the self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards.” The 38-year-old added that being “number one” was no longer her priority. “My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me,” Bey revealed. “That’s fulfilling.”
She also talked about balancing work and her personal life, which she confessed was the most stressful thing for her. “Making sure I am present for my kids— dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband and being home in time to have dinner with my family—all while running a company can be challenging,” the Ivy Park co-founder said. “Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mom.”
The Spirit singer, who has now bagged a 2020 Golden Globes nomination for her Lion King song, also spoke to her fans about self-care. “After having a difficult pregnancy, I took a year to focus on my health,” she continued. “I have researched information on homeopathic medicines. I don’t just put any prescription in my body. My diet is important and I use tools like acupuncture, meditation, visualisation, and breathing exercises.”
As for whether the fans would get to see her at a supermarket, Bey shared, “The last time I went to a supermarket, it was more like a bodega before a Madonna concert. Jay and I snuck into one in Crenshaw and bought some Cuervo and Funyuns chips. But you all know you see me at Target and I see you all trying to sneak pictures as well,” she quipped.
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