For those of us who doubted the solidity of their marriage, Beyoncé’s performance at the 2014 VMAs was quick to reassure us that she and Jay Z’s relationship is still on solid ground. But if you still have doubts, Jay Z is about to help you erase them. No matter what, he’s still his wife’s biggest fan.
When the “XO” singer turned 33 on Thursday, Jay Z posted a video — aptly titled “Happy B Day” — on his Life + Times YouTube channel showcasing his love for his wife. Exactly 33 seconds long, the video is made up of clips of Beyoncé performing on the On The Run tour, rollerskating, and generally being an adorable human being. The video also includes footage from tour rehearsals, as well as Bey drinking champagne while goofing off with her dancers.
The cutest part? When Beyoncé looks at the camera toward the end as she’s coming off stage. If she’s looking at Jay Z in that moment, there’s no question about it: They’re still very much in love.
And despite our worries they’ve been on the outs, by all reports Mr. and Mrs. Carter have been in good shape. Beyoncé’s father, Matthew Knowles, has even talked about their divorce rumors possibly being a sham — like a “Jedi mind trick” in order to boost Solange’s record sales and increase interest in Beyoncé and Jay Z’s tour. It wouldn’t be too terribly surprising if that was what’s going on.
Besides, all that matters now is that Blue Ivy’s parents are happy, and it certainly looks that way. Happy birthday, B!