It’s their first Christmas as husband and wife, they’ll be ringing in the new year for the first time as Mr and Mrs BJZ, and as usual they’re spending it on the boat. Beyonce loves the yacht. She and Jay-Z love lounging on the yacht by the South of France. And here she is last night, with Sasha Fierce safely packed away, looking relaxed with Jay’s arm around her while doing some shopping, celebrating the success of her new album, and as is always the case when B strips herself of all the packaging, in her natural element, even without Spanx, her hair curly and wild, she is so much more beautiful, non?

Best of 2008: Beyonce and Jay Z getting married. That they were able to keep 4/4/8 an intimate affair despite the paps camped outside, despite the fact that they went out of their way to obtain a marriage licence but were sold out anyway, still B and J managed to limit all leaks, to keep their event totally contained, the details of which have still not fully been revealed or sold to the highest bidder. Even the Mighty Opes could barely get it out of her. Not even when she was promoting I Am…Sasha Fierce or Cadillac Records. I like it.

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