Beyonce Talks Relationship With Jay-Z & Pregnancy Weight Gain

Beyonce is unstoppable lately – and she is thanking husband Jay-Z for helping along the way.

“I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man,” the music superstar told Oprah Winfrey for “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” airing Saturday, February 16, at 8/7c on OWN.

Bey explained that the rap star has been integral to her life “on so many levels.”

The 31-year-old, who welcomed daughter Blue Ivy a little over a year ago, credits their strong relationship to their long courtship.

“You know we were friends first for a year-and-a-half before we went on any date — on the phone for a year-and-a-half,” she said.

“And that foundation is so important in a relationship. And just to have someone that you just like is so important and someone that is honest.”

Motherhood hasn’t stopped Beyonce – who recently rocked the Super Bowl Halftime Show – from keeping her sights set on performing.

“I feel like I did a show three months after I gave birth which was really crazy. I had clearly never given birth and didn’t know that I would gain 60 pounds,” she told, and then quickly clarified that she gained a total of 57 pounds. “But I really wanted to know. I feel so fortunate to do my job. I love my job. I love singing. I love the way it feels.”

In addition to her “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” Beyonce will be seen this weekend in her new HBO documentary, “Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream,” on Saturday at 9 PM.

-- Jesse Spero

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