Jay Z, Beyonce Going Vegan

For 22 days, at least

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 4, 2013 10:53 AM CST

(Newser) – The latest celebrity vegans: Jay Z and Beyonce ... at least for 22 days. The couple is going "completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based," Jay Z wrote on his blog yesterday, as part of a "spiritual and physical cleanse." They started yesterday (the day before Jay's 44th birthday today) and will go through Christmas. Why now, and why 22 days? "There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day," the rapper wrote. "It just feels right!" (If this is the type of celebrity story that absolutely infuriates you, we invite you to also read about Gwyneth Paltrow's upcoming lifestyle series.)

Jay Z, left, and Beyonce look up at the scoreboard during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Jay Z, left, and Beyonce look up at the scoreboard during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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