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Up until now, Beyonce has been very private. She has kept her personal life out of the public eye. The 31-year-old singer’s documentary Life is But a Dream premiered this weekend. Now a mother to 1-year-old Blue Ivy, Beyonce opened up about many aspects of her life, including her family.
When Blue Ivy was born in January 2012, Jay-Z revealed in his song “Glory” that he and Beyonce were expecting once before Blue, but Beyonce suffered a miscarriage. In Life is But a Dream Beyonce opened up about how tough the miscarriage was on her.
"I flew back to New York to get my check up -- and no heartbeat. Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat,” she explained in the documentary, according to The Global Grind.
The sadness inspired a song. She wrote “the saddest song” she had ever written.
"I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I've ever written in my life, and it was actually the first song I wrote for my album,” she said. “And it was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I've ever been through."
In Life is But a Dream she did let viewers hear that sad song.
“I guess love just wasn’t enough for us to survive,” she sings. “You took the life right out of me. I’m so unlucky I can’t breathe. You took the life right out of me. I’m longing for your heartbeat.”
Beyonce talked with Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired on the same night her documentary premiered. She talked about the miscarriage and why she shared it in her documentary.
“I felt like there are so many couples that go through that and it was a big part of my story it was one of the hardest things I’ve been through,” she told Winfrey, according to The Daily Mail. “It's one of the reasons I did not share I was pregnant the second time and... it was hard. So many people go through it and at the end I have my daughter and there is hope and I feel so fortunate.”
She added, “I did [ fear miscarrying again]. I was afraid but my doctor told me I was healthy... and to live my life and that’s what I did.”
Now with a happy and healthy 1-year-old she added, “[Motherhood brings] so much joy and I have my best friend. She is hilarious and she is fire. I didn't expect her to be fire but lord I’m a have me a time. She’s beautiful.”