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Beyoncé Knowles' has been married to rap mogul Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter for five years, but she is making it clear that maintaining the union is not as glamorous as everybody believes.
"People just think, 'Oh how glamorous, two celebrities are together,'" Knowles told Britain's More! magazine recently. "No, first of all, a relationship takes a lot of work, but you have to work on yourself ... you have to make yourself happy."
Still Knowles, 31, has made it clear just how much her 43-year-old husband has changed her life.
"I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man," Knowles told Winfrey on "Oprah's Next Chapter" earlier this year. "And, it just gives me such a foundation. That foundation is so important in a relationship and just to have someone that you just like, you know, is so important and someone that is honest."
In her documentary "Life Is But a Dream" that premiered last February, the singer even described of knowing the reality of God when looking at her husband.
"God is real and God lives inside of me and inside of all of us and it doesn't matter where I am, I know that and I feel it," Beyoncé said in between takes, showcasing her 1-year-old daughter Blue Ivy in the documentary. "Like right now I'm hot– it's a tingling. It's love. I feel it when I look at my child, I feel it when I look at my husband. It's God."
Knowles HBO documentary, "Life Is But a Dream," gave fans an opportunity to hear the singer's thoughts about being married to rapper Jay-Z. The 31-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer opened up about her husband while giving fans a glimpse of their vacation in Venice, Italy.
"It's every woman's dream to feel this way about someone," Knowles said in the documentary.