Jay-Z's Loves & Hookups

Who is Jay-Z dating? Who Jay-Z dated; list of Jay-Z loves, ex girlfriends; breakup rumors. Fans will also enjoy this list of Jay-Z's celebrity friends and the most underrated Jay-Z songs only true fans will know. Now that Jay-Z is with mommy Beyonce, it seems unlikely he'll end up in any celeb "tapes" anytime soon, but he's also been involved with an impressive roster of women who may have a Jay-Z starring tape lying around somewhere. If one surfaces, he'll be high atop the list of celebrity with such tapes. The loves, exes and relationships of Jay-Z, listed by most recent.

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  • Beyoncé
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    Jay-Z and Beyoncé, one of the music industry's most famous couples, began their relationship in 2002. They first met when Beyoncé was just 18, somewhere around 1999 or 2000. Jay-Z later stated in an interview that they were just friends for the first year and a half before starting to date. The public remained in the dark about their relationship for a long time due to their decision to keep their relationship from the limelight. Their relationship was reportedly solidified when they collaborated on "'03 Bonnie & Clyde," and they were married in April 2008. As of now, they have been together for over two decades.

    Beyonce Knowles-Carter, known mononymously as Beyoncé, is a highly successful American singer, songwriter, and actress. She gained fame as the lead vocalist of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Later on, she became even more renowned for her solo career, establishing herself as a powerhouse in the entertainment industry and making a name in acting as well.

  • Rachel Roy
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    Rachel Roy and Jay-Z's relationship has been surrounded by speculations and rumors. They were rumored to have had an affair before Jay-Z's marriage to Beyoncé, but the rumors further escalated after the infamous Solange elevator incident in 2014 and Beyoncé's Lemonade album release in 2016. The couple neither confirmed nor denied these rumors, hence the exact timeline of their relationship, if any, remains ambiguous.

    Rachel Roy is an acclaimed American fashion designer. She launched her eponymous fashion line in 2004 and is particularly known for her beautifully tailored and easy-to-wear pieces that cater to a dynamic lifestyle. Besides being a successful fashion designer, Roy is also known for her philanthropic work in the community.

  • Rihanna
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    Rumors of a relationship between Jay-Z and Rihanna were ignited in 2005 when the Barbadian singer released her debut single, "Pon de Replay," under Jay-Z's label, Def Jam Recordings. Despite the rumors, the relationship was never confirmed and remains speculative. They have collaborated on multiple songs and continue to share a professional relationship.

    Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman. She is widely recognized for her distinctive vocal style and versatility across different music genres, which made her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Apart from her prolific music career, she has ventured into acting and established her own beauty and fashion brand, Fenty.

    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Barbados, Saint Michael Parish
  • Blu Cantrell
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    Jay-Z dated Blu Cantrell briefly in 2001. The relationship caused a bit of media buzz at the time, but it ended somewhat abruptly. Their affair remained a discreet part of Jay-Z's romantic history.

    Blu Cantrell is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter famous for her debut album, So Blu. Her single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)," peaked at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

  • Shenelle Scott
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    Shenelle Scott

    While rumors circulated in the late 1990s linking Jay-Z to model Shenelle Scott, the two never confirmed a romantic relationship. Speculation resurfaced years later about a potential child resulting from their alleged affair; however, Jay-Z has not acknowledged these rumors.

    Shenelle Scott is a Trinidadian fashion model who gained attention in the United States after being featured in several music videos for popular artists.

  • Rosario Dawson
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    Jay-Z and actress Rosario Dawson were reported to have been dating around 2000. Though the relationship was not highly publicized, it was widely speculated because of their mutual appearances at events and the affection they displayed.

    Rosario Dawson is a versatile American actress and singer. She gained recognition for her performance in the 1995 independent film Kids and her subsequent roles in Men in Black II, Rent, and Sin City have further established her presence in Hollywood.

    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA