Jay-Z and Beyoncé Tie the Knot

Singer and rapper had been together 6 years
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2008 7:54 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Beyoncé and Jay-Z got married last night, People reports, in a small ceremony followed by a lavish party for about 30 at the rapper’s Tribeca penthouse. “Jay wanted it to be a really private affair—friends and family,” a source tells People. For the do, the roof was topped with a tent and the loft decorated with 50,000 orchids shipped from Thailand.

Guests included former Destiny’s Child members, Beyoncé’s family, and Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Word of a wedding surfaced earlier this week when the couple picked up a marriage license. The rapper, 38, and pop star, 26, kept their relationship of 6 years quiet, though they were often photographed together.