SCARSDALE, N.Y. – A village clerk says a marriage license for Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z, dated April 4 and signed by the person who officiated at the wedding, is being filed with the state.
The license was received by mail last Friday, says Scarsdale Clerk Donna Conkling. She would not say who officiated.
The celebrities and their representatives had refused to confirm widespread rumors about the marriage. But there was a lavish party at Jay-Z's Manhattan apartment on April 4, with guests including Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce's former Destiny's Child bandmates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
The couple have apparently been dating for six years. Knowles, 26, and Jay-Z, 38, whose real name is Shawn Carter, have collaborated on the songs "'03 Bonnie and Clyde" and "Crazy In Love."