Beyoncé’s Ex-Boyfriend Says Losing Her to Jay-Z Is Still His ‘Biggest Regret’

by Jeremy Spirogis

It’s onerous to think about anybody dishonest on Beyoncé, however apparently, that was a mistake her ex-boyfriend, Lyndall Locke, made whereas they had been collectively.

Before falling “Crazy In Love” with Jay-Z and changing into the powerhouse couple they’re often called today, the Queen Bey was in a relationship along with her highschool boyfriend, Locke. Though he claims to have been in love with the singer, Locke’s admitted to dishonest on her and messing up the great factor that they had going.

Although they broke up years in the past, Locke nonetheless regrets his actions and believes that had he not been untrue to Beyoncé, he could be the one married to her today — not the rapper.

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Lyndall Locke was Beyoncé’s first boyfriend

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been collectively for therefore lengthy, it’s onerous to imagine that they’ve dated different folks prior to now.

While Jay-Z had his fair proportion of romances again within the day, Beyoncé’s solely had one different critical relationship, which was along with her highschool sweetheart, Lyndall Locke.

It seems that Locke turned the Grammy winner’s first boyfriend once they had been barely 13 years outdated. Though she not often opens up about her private life, Bey herself recounting the connection just a few years in the past throughout a 2008 interview with The Telegraph.

“People would be surprised as to the lack of experiences I’ve had. When I was 12, 13 I had my first boyfriend, and he was my boyfriend till I was 17. At that age, that was a long time,” she advised the outlet. “I’ve always been very loyal and a little more mature. Though I was too young for it to really be a boyfriend — we didn’t live together, we didn’t, you know… That was my only experience with a guy, and since then I’ve only had one other boyfriend in my life — Jay.”

Lyndall Locke has opened up about his relationship with Beyoncé just a few instances

Though it’s been some time since we’ve heard him talk about his alleged 9-year relationship with Beyoncé, Locke has opened up about their romance many instances prior to now.

In 2013, Locke sat down with The Sun (by way of Madame Noire), the place he discussed their relationship, his dishonest methods, and shedding the singer to Jay-Z.

During the interview, Locke recalled assembly Beyoncé via Kelly Rowland, sharing the precise second he fell in love along with her.

“She looked like an angel, the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen,” he stated. “We’d hang out after school and almost every night we’d fall asleep talking to each other on the phone.”

He even reminisced about their first kiss, which he says occurred after Bey’s 15th birthday throughout a Brian McKnight live performance.

“We both just looked at each other realizing there was this incredible spark of fireworks between us,” Locke continued. “It was that fairytale kiss you only hear about in the movies. That was the first feeling of true love between me and Beyoncé. Still, to this day, I’ve never had another kiss as passionate as that one.”

Though they maintained a stable relationship for years, Locke admits that it turned more durable for him to stay trustworthy after the singer achieved her preliminary success with Destiny’s Child.

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“The bigger star she became, the more I didn’t think I was good enough. One night, when she was out of town, I went to a bar with friends and ended up sleeping with another woman,” he stated. “Over the course of a few years I cheated on her about five times, but I never told her until after we broke up.”

Lyndall Locke regrets letting Beyoncé slip away

After relationship for 9 years, Beyoncé and Locke known as it quits in 2000. Shortly after parting methods, the singer met Jay-Z at MTV’s Spring Break in Cancún.

It wasn’t lengthy earlier than pair began relationship, and Locke knew then that any probability of successful Beyoncé again was gone.

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“Once she began dating Jay-Z, I knew we were doomed and I could never win her back,” he stated.

He stated that shedding Beyoncé to the “99 Problems” rapper is his greatest remorse up to now, claiming that what that they had was the true deal.

“Beyonce was the love of my life and I was hers, so losing her is still my biggest regret,” he advised The Sun. “She would say to me all the time, ‘I’m afraid to ever live my life without you Lyndall, I want you to be mine forever.’”

He added, “Who cheats on a woman as beautiful as Beyoncé? Well, I am that man and it’s something that’ll always haunt me.”

Although Bey and Jay are fortunately married with three youngsters, Locke believes that he might’ve been within the rapper sneakers had he not cheated. He’s additionally satisfied that the singer “will always love him” it doesn’t matter what.

“She will always love me,” he stated. “I will always wonder ‘What if?’ and, given all we shared, I’m sure a part of her must feel the same way.”

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