The couple that drinks together stays together—that’s what they say, right? In any case, it appears to be working for our royal couple (sorry, Harry and Meg), Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Need proof? We present Exhibit A: a behind-the-scenes photo from Sunday’s Golden Globe awards showing the couple waiting to be seated while their long-time trusted bodyguard Julius held two bottles of champagne behind his back.
We have a lot of thoughts about this—mostly about how this seriously solidifies the Carters as the tip-top of the Hollywood elite. We present to you an argument in four parts.
First of all, everyone knows Beyoncé is skilled at making an entrance, especially when ya girl Sasha Fierce is wearing a jaw-dropping custom Shiaparelli gown like that (and nominated for the Best Original Song for “Spirit” from The Lion King). But Bey has also has experience sneaking into locales, so she skipped the red carpet and managed to smuggle herself into the venue without being detected. Already a marvelous and clearly Beyoncé-specific feat, but what makes this even more compelling is the fact Kate McKinnon is clearly up on stage giving her tribute to Ellen at this exact moment, so it’s common practice during these attention-grabbing speeches to hold off on seating until a commercial break. Leave it to Bey and Jay to get seated when even Tom Hanks probably would have had to wait in a corner.
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Secondly, the evening already had a fresh supply of Moet champagne flowing (because they’re an official sponsor!), so it’s wild that anyone would be allowed (or even feel the need) to bring in their own. Yes, we can hear many of you screaming at us, “Jay-Z owns his own champagne label!” Bingo. Jay’s label is officially known as Armand de Brignac but folks round tinsel town call it Ace of Spades, and if you zoom in on the photo, that’s the kind of bubbly Julius is sneakily wielding behind his back. Nobody’s going to tell Jay-Z he can’t bring in his own champagne.
Furthermore, does anyone else find it odd that they brought Julius so close with them inside the ballroom? Like hear us out: the room is full of A-list celebs. Brad. Ellen. Jen. Tom. Leo. Nicole. None of their personal security is ushering them to their seats—yet more undeniable proof that Bey and Jay take the celeb royalty cake. They have to account for other A-listers wanting to get selfies with them. Can’t you just picture Dame Helen Mirren bounding out of her seat for a quick pick? We can.
Finally, despite all our thoughts above and the obvious skirting of protocol, at the end of the day, they’re still mega-cute. Look how she holds his arm. Look at the curve of her dress. Look at how humble and polite they are being in deference to Kate. We cannot hate on them for this. We’re mad that we can’t be mad at them and that’s part of their magic.
*Reaches for a bottle of Ace of Spades*
Honestly, we’re fine.