Jay Z and Beyoncé are one of Hollywood’s wealthiest couples according to a source (they made $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013), but they’re still staying true to their humbler roots. Recently, the rapper, 43, made headlines when he took the subway in London with (famous) friend Chris Martin — and that’s not all. Click through to see what makes Blue Ivy’s parents some of the most down-to-earth celebs around.
Beyoncé Snacks Like Anyone Would!
She can afford to have five-star meals whenever she pleases, but Beyoncé, 32, insists that she eats the same way everyone else does. “I always have breakfast, say, scrambled egg whites, a vegetable smoothie, or whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk,” she said earlier this year. “For lunch and dinner, I eat a lot of fish and vegetables.” However, the “Love On Top” singer admitted to having pizza on Sundays, and earlier this year, she posted a photo of this snack on Instagram. Who doesn’t like a good cup of noodles? And with Tabasco sauce? Yes, please!
Who needs a chauffeur when you’ve got a perfectly good bike? Two months ago, Beyoncé documented her trip to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the last show of her Mrs. Carter tour. Her attire? Sunglasses, a t-shirt and cut-offs — just like any other New Yorker on a hot August day.
Jay Z Takes the Train — And Makes Friends Doing So
Like his wife, Jay Z commuted to his concert at the Barclays Center just as any other person would — by subway. En route, he befriended a woman named Ellen, who didn’t recognize him at first, but was excited that he was using public transportation. “I’m proud of you. Say your name again, just so I get it,” she said. After he introduced myself, she smiled. “Oh, you’re Jay Z!” she said, smiling. “I know about Jay Z.”
They Don’t Just Buy Designer Gear
Yes, the couple’s 18-month-old daughter, Blue, has Tom Ford stilettos meant for a baby. However, they also appear to shop at street vendors — and document it!
They Show Off Family Photos
Like all parents, Beyoncé and Jay Z are proud to show off family photos — especially ones that feature Blue. It seems the Carter family pride is ubiquitous. In a recent interview, Jay Z said that the toddler is his “biggest fan.” “She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more. … Daddy song,’” he said. “If no one bought the Magna Carta [album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy.”
This alone Makes Jay & Bey my favorite celebrity couple along with T.I. And Tiny in Hip-Hop.