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Biggest Headlines of 2008: Jay-Z and Beyonce Secretly Wed

We've been counting down the most biggest headlines of 2008, and we'll be revealing more throughout the month of December. We hope you enjoy this look back at some of the posts and stories that created the most buzz throughout the year.

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z had been together for six years before their hush-hush wedding in April. Rumors had been flying for years that they were finally going to make things official, and they reached fever pitch after reports emerged that they'd applied for a marriage license in New York State. Jay-Z was seen sharing a toast with friends after a show in Toronto on April 3, leading many to believe the big day was at hand. On April 4, (4/4/08 — Jay-Z and Beyonce share the lucky number 4) everyone was expecting a ceremony, especially since Beyonce's Destiny's Child bandmates released a video that looked possibly like a bachelorette party. Later that day, the story was confirmed — Jay-Z and Beyonce had tied the knot at his NYC apartment in front of family and friends, including Solange Knowles and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The celebration didn't last long, and by the next day Jay-Z was off to his next concert in NC. The obligatory pregnancy rumors were quick to follow, but so far it doesn't look like there's a little Carter on the way — though Jay-Z and Beyonce were said to have purchased a new family home in suburban NY. It wasn't until August that Beyonce finally gave everyone a peek at her blingin' wedding ring, a sure sign that she and Jay-Z are increasingly comfortable showing their love in public. Their wedding was a long time in the making, but hopefully the good times are just beginning for Beyonce and Jay-Z.

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