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Both excerpts focused on the more private side to Beyonce’s life, with the singer crediting her husband, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, for helping her “on so many levels” and her daughter, Blue Ivy.
“You balance being the fierce woman with obviously a woman who adores and loves her man,” Winfrey tells Beyonce, which can be seen in the clip above. “Absolutely,” Beyonce said before praising her significant other. “I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man. It gives me such a foundation.”
When Winfrey asked the singer to elaborate, the 31-year-old said it was their year-and-half-long friendship that laid the groundwork for their romance. “That foundation is so important in a relationship and just to have someone that you just like, you know,” Beyonce said, “is so important and someone that is honest.”
Winfrey recalled a piece of advice she shared with Beyonce years ago while The Oprah Winfrey Show was still airing, telling her that to never share who she was dating. “I took it as far as I could take it!” Beyonce responded.
In a second 30-second excerpt released, Beyonce talked about her passion for performing, which did not diminish following the birth of her daughter last January. She recalled performing three months after she had given birth, “which was really crazy.”
“I had clearly never given birth and didn’t know that I would gain 60 pounds,” she said with a laugh. “Was that how much you gained?” Winfrey asked. “57 pounds,” she answered.
She continued: “I feel so fortunate to do my job. I love my job. I love singing. I love the way it feels.”
Other topics covered include what Jay-Z is like as a father, letting her father (Matthew Knowles) go as her manager, her miscarriage and what is next professionally and personally.
Winfrey’s Beyonce interview airs at 8 p.m. Saturday on OWN, with the singer’s HBO documentary Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream premiering 9 p.m. that night.
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