All of Beyonce's Love and Hookups

Who is Beyonce Knowles dating? Who Beyonce Knowles dated; list of Beyonce Knowles loves, ex boyfriends; breakup rumors. The loves, exes and relationships of Beyonce Knowles, listed by most recent. Queen Bey fans also need to check out these lesser known Beyonce stories, photos of Beyonce without makeup, and even this list of celebrities who don't like Beyonce! 

If you're wondering about Beyonce's exes, find out here! Beyonce's past relationships have not been covered much in the media. 

Did you know that Beyonce only dated one guy before Jay-Z? Now you do, though she is also rumored to have linked up with another famous rapper. Are you surprised that Beyonce doesn't have more exes?

  • JAY-Z
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    Beyoncé and JAY-Z first sparked dating rumors when they collaborated on her song "’03 Bonnie & Clyde" from his seventh album The Blueprint in October 2002. Their professional collaboration soon blossomed into a personal one; however, the pair were strategic in keeping their relationship under wraps. For nearly seven years, they remained a perpetual subject of fascination for their fans, with confirmation of their relationship coming only when they tied the knot in an ultra-private ceremony at JAY-Z's TriBeCa apartment in April 2008. Today, they are known as one of the most successful power couples in the entertainment industry.

    JAY-Z is a globally recognized rapper, songwriter, and record executive, considered as one of the greatest rappers of all time. He rose to fame in the late '90s with his debut album Reasonable Doubt, and his consistent accomplishment over the decades in music and business has solidified him as one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry.

  • For a brief period in 2004, there were rumors linking Beyoncé to Jamaican dancehall star Sean Paul, immediately following their collaboration on the remix of her hit song "Baby Boy." However, their rumored relationship never grew beyond industry gossip, and both artists maintained that they were just colleagues. This rumored fling was short-lived and ultimately unfounded.

    Sean Paul is a Grammy-winning Jamaican dancehall artist, prominent for hits such as "Get Busy," "Temperature," and his collaboration with Sia on "Cheap Thrills". His work has significantly influenced the international popularity of dancehall music.

  • Mos Def
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    In the early 2000s, actress and singer Beyoncé was reportedly dating rapper Mos Def. The rumors were fueled by their on-screen chemistry in the 2001 movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera. They never publicly confirmed their relationship, with the rumors dying down eventually.

    Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is renowned in the music industry for his insightful and often politically charged lyrics, and he's also made significant contributions in TV and film.

    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • In the late 90s, as Beyoncé's fame was starting to rise with her band, Destiny's Child, she shared a short-lived romance with fellow artist, Marques Houston. Their relationship lasted for about a year, and it became the subject of speculation after Houston featured in Destiny's Child's music video for the single "No No No".

    Marques Houston is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and actor. He was a member of the R&B band Immature/IMx before embarking on a successful solo career, and he has also gained fame for his roles in various television shows and films.

    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Justin Timberlake
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    Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake sparked dating rumors around 2002 following a joint performance. Speculation continued when they collaborated on a song for his 2006 album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, though both artists denied any romantic link and maintained that they were merely good friends.

    Justin Timberlake is a world-renowned singer, songwriter, and actor. He rose to prominence as part of the boy band 'N Sync and later attained great success as a solo artist, with multiple Grammy Awards to his name. He has also proved himself to be a versatile actor with numerous roles in popular films.

  • Lyndall Locke
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    Lyndall Locke

    Lyndall Locke was Beyoncé's first boyfriend, and they reportedly dated from 1994 to 2000. They initially met at a youth church event before Beyoncé became part of Destiny’s Child. Locke revealed in later interviews that he found it increasingly difficult to support Beyoncé’s rising stardom, which eventually led to their breakup.

    Lyndall Locke, currently a chef, came into the limelight due to his romantic history with Beyoncé. Despite their time together in their teen years, she rarely spoke publicly about the relationship. Locke has since maintained a low profile.