As I mentioned in this weekend’s Serena Williams post, Beyonce and Jay-Z came out for Serena’s final, and Queen B watched as Queen Serena won her 22nd Grand Slam. Bey and Serena are friends, and Serena even appeared in Beyonce’s Lemonade HBO special. It makes sense that two high-achieving women (the same age!) would be friends. But some are wondering if Beyonce really understands tennis. Like, sure, Beyonce will go see Serena play. But does Beyonce understand the game at all? That’s the question after this video went viral:
Beyoncé didn't even know when the game was over 😂😂😂https://t.co/sYUDEElk1m
— SUMMÉR (@Beyupdates_) July 9, 2016
Everyone’s talking about Beyonce’s delayed reaction, like Beyonce didn’t know that Serena had won until seconds after everyone else stood up and cheered. My take is a little bit different. I think Beyonce was caught up in the last point and before she really registered that Serena won, she was watching Serena to see what she was going to do next. Remember, after Serena came up the net to spike the ball, Serena dropped her racquet and fell back in relief on the court. I kind of think Beyonce was just watching her friend’s reaction to winning.
Meanwhile, Beyonce and Jay-Z are the highest-paid celebrity couple in the world according to Forbes. Bey & Jay made $107.5 million in the past year, and it’s pretty evenly divided – she made $54 million, he made $53.5 million. Bey’s earnings – like most singer/performers – were boosted by her successful touring schedule.
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