Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z formed the ultimate hip-hop power couple on April 4, 2008, tying the knot in a private ceremony in New York City. The pair had been dating since 2002 but had been very quiet about their relationship.
According to a report from Jet magazine in the summer of 2008, the number four holds a special significance for the couple, which may have influenced their choice of wedding date. They were both born on the fourth day of the month (Jay in December, Bey in September) and the wedding took place on the fourth day of the fourth month of 2008. They also both reportedly have the Roman numeral IV tattooed on their ring finger.
The pair remained hush-hush about the wedding for months, with official word of the nuptials only breaking when their wedding license was made public in the state of New York. Beyoncé didn’t officially show off her wedding ring until September 5, 2008, during the Fashion Rocks event in New York.