By Jared Sais
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have one of those rare celebrity relationships that seems like the real deal. In this candid chat with Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s Next Chapter, the pop superstar opens up about their four-year marriage, divulging never-before-shared details about their union and family life. CupidPulse.com’s celebrity detective is here to reveal some non-verbal cues that you may have missed — and to determine if their love will last.
(0:18) Beyoncé says, “I would not be the woman I am if I didn’t go home to that man.” She uses her fist to help highlight her feelings for Jay-Z. You can take her closed fist to represent her husband being her rock. Even her voice starts to crack, indicating strong emotions about their relationship.
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Many of you may be thinking that a closed fist means anger, but if you look closely, you will clearly see that her fist is more of a political pointer. Bill Clinton did this gesture a lot when he wanted to emphasize a point to the public. So she’s not angry; she’s “crazy in love” with her man!
(0:29) Oprah asks the singer, “How has he helped you?” Beyoncé’s head does a slight rollback as her eyes widen and her eyebrows rise. Together, these three non-verbal expressions mean that Jay-Z has always been there for her, supporting her in so many ways. When someone gets overloaded with information or feelings, they tend to have this reaction. It’s important to note that Beyoncé was not overloaded by the question but by the numerous ways that Jay-Z has helped her throughout the years. Then, to confirm my analysis, she answers Oprah’s question by stating “on so many levels.”
(0:46) When talking about her relationship, Beyoncé explains that it’s nice to “just have someone you just like, you know?” She leans in towards Oprah to stress the significance of Jay-Z in her life, not only as a lover but as a friend too. She then confirms her feelings by nodding her head “yes” as her hands hit her leg — another way to emphasize her words. All of these are non-verbal cues that I look for to determine if someone is telling the truth.
Throughout this interview, the entertainer didn’t tell any lies or try to hide anything from the viewers. It’s easy to see that she truly loves Jay-Z and is grateful for their life together. I think this couple will last a very long time, if not forever.
As a side note, I also believe that Beyoncé is pregnant again. She guards her stomach with at least one hand throughout the interview and also talks in a very soft voice. I would say she’s glowing, but she’s always glowing, right? I think it’s a post-Super Bowl baby, so I expect her to make the big announcement in about six months when she’s in Brooklyn on tour. Keep your eyes open to see if I’m right!
Jared Sais is co-author of the website The Non-Verbal Game, where you can find free downloadable content. He is an expert in non-verbal communication, who specializes in body language, micro-expressions and lie deception as they relate to life and love.