Beyoncé Opens Up On Painful Miscarriages In Candid New Interview
Beyoncé has revealed in a candid interview the pain she experienced after a miscarriage and how it taught her she needed to "mother" herself before she could be "a mother to someone else".
For the January issue of Elle UK, the star answered questions from fans during the interview, and spoke out about everything from her clothing collection, to motherhood to loss.
The 38-year-old said on the miscarriage she suffered with husband Jay-Z, which occurred two years before the birth of her first-born, Blue-Ivy, "that all pain and loss is in fact a gift".
She added: ""I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn't know I needed."
"Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else.
"Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper."
This life-changing occurrence that in fact occurs in one in four women in the UK, made Beyoncé look at life and herself very differently.
The pop and R&B singer said she started to measure success differently.
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Adding: ""Being 'number one' was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That's fulfilling."
"I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It's difficult for me to go backwards."
The miscarriage as well as getting older and becoming a mother to Blue-Ivy, now seven and twins Rumi and Sir, now two, made her less critical and more accepting of herself.
"If someone told me 15 years ago that my body would go through so many changes and fluctuations, and that I would feel more womanly and secure with my curves, I would not have believed them," she said.
"But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I'm at in life.
"Giving zero f**** is the most liberating place to be. Also knowing true beauty is something you cannot see.
"I wish more people focused on discovering the beauty within themselves rather than critiquing other folks' grills."
Amen to that.
Featured Image Credit: Beyonce.com
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