Beyoncé turned tragedy into triumph.
For Elle’s January 2020 issue, the “Crazy in Love” singer took part in an intimate “Ask Me Anything” session where she opened up about her miscarriages prior to the birth of eldest child Blue Ivy Carter, now 7.
When asked if she is “disappointed” on losing awards for her 2016 album “Lemonade” and her 2019 concert film “Homecoming,” the 38-year-old said her definition of success changed after experiencing significant life events.
“I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now,” the musician explained. “I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. 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. 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 Grammy winner — who previously discussed her miscarriage in the 2013 documentary “Life Is But a Dream” — added, “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.”
Despite her philosophy on the matter, the songstress recently snagged a 2020 Golden Globe nomination for the song “Spirit” from “The Lion King.”
In the AMA, the former Destiny’s Child group member also revealed how she balances her career and her family, including her 2-year-old twins with husband Jay-Z, Rumi and Sir.
“I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life. Making sure I am present for my kids — dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband, and being home in time to have dinner with my family — all while running a company can be challenging,” she said in response to being asked what stresses her out.
She concluded, “Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mom.”