R&B diva Beyonce has finally decided to break the silence and discuss her recent marriage to hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. In a recent interview, the singer opted to confirm what we all already knew. "We've been together a long time, we always knew it would happen," Beyonce tells Essence magazine. "What Jay and I have is real," she says. "It's not about interviews or getting the right photo op." The private couple have always kept their romance very quiet while paparazzi attempted to capture their intimate moments as they vacation in Anguilla and cuddle on yachts in the South of France.

The couple tied the knot on April 4 in a private ceremony followed by a star-studded affair on the roof of Jay-Z's New York loft. The private nuptials garnered huge buzz with details of the wedding leaking onto the 'net, including the reception's menu of caviar and fried chicken. Beyonce stands by her all-white rooftop, chicken reception by admitting that she's not a "traditional woman" and admits to not wanting an engagement ring because it's "just material and it's just silly to me." "It's been my day so many days already," the singer professed.

Fans of the private pair can get ready to see a lot more of Bey and Jay as the two prepare to release new albums this year. Beyonce's as-yet-untitled third album is due November 18. Jay-Z's 11th studio album, 'The Blueprint 3,' is due in December.

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