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Beyoncé Called Jay-Z Her "Soldier" During Twins Rumi and Sir's Difficult Delivery

The "Formation" singer is in awe of her husband's "evolution as a man, a best friend, and a father," she said.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z are one of Hollywood's greatest power couples. Though they've faced challenges, both in their relationship and family life, they've worked through them together—and have come out stronger on the other side. Beyoncé's recent interview with Vogue only confirms this. The legendary performer opened up the couple's complex relationship, their twins' difficult birth story, and their enduring bond.

 

According to the singer, her pregnancy with twins Rumi and Sir wasn't easy. "I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month," she recalled of the day she gave birth. "My health and my babies' health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section. We spent many weeks in the NICU." Throughout these struggles, Jay-Z was her rock. "My husband was a soldier and such a strong support system for me," she revealed. "I am proud to have been a witness to his strength and evolution as a man, a best friend, and a father."

 

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Elsewhere in the interview, Beyoncé acknowledged that her relationship to Jay-Z isn't perfect. But, by truly understanding each other—and each other's histories—they're ready to overcome anything. "I come from a lineage of broken male-female relationships, abuse of power, and mistrust," she told Vogue. "Only when I saw that clearly was I able to resolve those conflicts in my own relationship."

 

Getting through trying times isn't the only thing that's strengthened the couple's marriage. They've also bonded over happy moments, like those they've shared performing together. The star reminisced about a specific night on her and Jay-Z's ongoing On the Run II tour: "When Jay and I sang our final song, we saw everyone smiling, holding hands, kissing, and full of love. To see such human growth and connection—I live for those moments."