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06th Apr 2018

Jay-Z on how he and Beyoncé repaired their relationship after his cheating

Keeley Ryan

“We’re still working and communicating and growing.”

Jay-Z has opened up about how he and Beyoncé worked to repair their relationship after his high-profile infidelity came to light.

The couple have been married for ten years and have three children together: Blue Ivy, 6, 10-month-old twins Rumi and Sir.

Rumours were first sparked that the rapper had been unfaithful when Beyoncé dropped her 2016 album, Lemonade.

Jay-Z later confirmed it in his own record, 4:44, last year and during an interview with the New York Times’ T Magazine last year.

However, speaking in anew episode of David Letterman’s Netflix show, My next Guest Needs No Introduction, the dad-of-three insisted he’s a “different person now”.

In the candid chat, he explained that he feels many men “don’t have emotional cues” from their childhood to help them deal with relationships as adults – and is working to change that for himself.

He referenced lyrics from the 2001 song, Cry, as he continued:

“The idea of I will never, can’t see it coming down my eyes, but I’ve gotta make the song cry, is my way of saying I want to cry, I want to be open.

“I want to have the emotional tools that it takes to keep my family together.

“And much like you, I have a beautiful wife who’s understanding and knew I’m not the worst of what I’ve done.

“We did the hard work of going to therapy and you know, we love each other, right? So we really put in the work. Like you, I like to believe we’re in a better place today.

“But we’re still working and communicating and growing.

“And I’m proud of the father and the husband that I am today because of all the work that was done.”