While it remains to be seen whether we'll ever get an official confirmation that Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z were, indeed, wed Friday night during a private ceremony inside the rapper's New York apartment, it certainly appears as though the couple's six-year courtship has taken a turn toward permanence.
According to People.com, Beyoncé was spotted wearing an enormous rock on her left-hand ring finger Tuesday night at Jay's concert with Mary J. Blige at Atlanta's Philips Arena.
Knowles, wearing a short black dress and big hoop earrings, reportedly sat in a VIP area of the arena, with the couple's friend Usher. Both bounced out of their seats when Jay took the stage, dancing along to his hit song "PSA," which — conveniently enough — features the boastful rhyme, "I got the hottest chick in the game wearing my chain."
The report said that the new bride proudly displayed the mammoth diamond, as she waved her arms to the beat. She was also seen backstage, lounging on a plush red couch, sporting shades and singing along to Blige's tunes.
After exchanging vows on Friday, the couple reportedly celebrated with a lavish party at the apartment, which was attended by the couple's families and many celebrities, including Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow. DJ Cassidy, one of Jay's favorites behind the ones and twos, served as the evening's entertainment. While rumors of the couple's impending nuptials have been floating about the ether for more than two years, things really heated up early last week, when the couple allegedly secured a marriage license in Scarsdale, New York.
On Monday, Jay-Z was seen celebrating — sans his old lady or a wedding band — at his 40/40 club in Manhattan, where he watched the NCAA men's basketball championship game. When congratulated by several patrons, according to People.com, Jay-Z claimed he didn't know what they were talking about.
On Wednesday (April 9), UsMagazine.com reported that Beyoncé's sister Solange also "played coy" when asked about the reported wedding during a visit to the mag's offices, saying, "What night are you talking about? Friday? Hmm. Friday. I really don't [know]," and "I have no idea!" when asked if her sister likes being married.
"Family is family, and we're all [a] very tight-knit, protective family," she reportedly added.