Even though Jay Z and Beyonce were an item for long before their marriage, Bey was not actually Jay’s first choice. He was in love with someone else.
Back in the year 2000, Jay was dating Grammy-nominated R&B singer Blu Cantrell, known for her single “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!).”
Jay-Z was deeply interested in Blu Cantrell but she didn’t feel the same way about Jay and had to broke up with him. Reports had it that Jay-Z was heartbroken and had to shed tears after Cantrell dumped him in early 2002.
Jay moved on after suffering from heartbreak, and eventually fell in love with Beyonce who is till now, his one and only wife.