There's no confirmed date for their first encounter, but in a 2007 interview Jay said he met Queen Bey "10 years ago" placing it in '97, while the popstar said she met him when she was 18 years old, putting it in 1999.
Unfortunately, she was only 15 at the time, so consequently the marriage was quickly annulled.
Aaliyah was introduced to Kelly in the early ’90s and quickly became Aaliyah’s mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, magazine in 1994, she and Kelly would “go watch a movie” and “go eat” when she got tired and would then “come back and work.” She described the relationship between her and Kelly as being “rather close.” In 2016, Kelly said that he was in love with Aaliyah as he was with “anybody else.” In December 1994, Aaliyah told the Demetrius Smith Sr., a former member of Kelly’s entourage, wrote that Kelly told him “in a voice that sounded as if he wanted to burst into tears” that he thought Aaliyah was pregnant.
Kelly secretly married a then 15-year-old Aaliyah at Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont, Illinois on July 31, 1994 (although there have been varying reports on the exact date of marriage).
Aaliyah never admitted being married, though published a copy of the marriage certificate.
It's hard to keep up with this stuff, so Digital Spy has looked back at the timeline of Beyoncé and Jay Z's romance so far.1997-2000: Sometime right before the turn of the millennium, Jay Z and Beyoncé first meet.
The rapper is flying high in the charts, while Bey is beginning to take off with her Destiny's Child bandmates.
The "marriage" lasted for about seven months, and was annuled by her parents in February 1995. In a blog post, De Rogatis, who has covered Kelly's career extensively, writes that fans “deserve better than the sanitized, soft-pedaled version of her disturbing sexual relationship with Chicago producer R.
Talk show host Wendy Williams, who is the movie's executive producer, has said that it was important to portray the scandalous relationship in the film.
Since first meeting each other nearly 20 years ago, Bey and Jay have become one of the most successful, famous, richest and adored couples in the world.
But when you're in a billion-dollar relationship, there are plenty of lows to go with the highs.
But the more this presidency looks like something predicted out of an episode of the Simpsons, the fearful symmetry will have us all making tin foil hats in no time.