Beyonce & Jay-Z Wed

Other News Materials 6 April 2008 02:04 (UTC +04:00)

Singer Beyonce Knowles reportedly wed rapper Jay-Z on Friday, a source close to the couple told People magazine.

"It happened earlier this evening. Jay wanted it to be a really private affair - close friends and family," the source said.

News of the reported wedding comes after days of speculation following reports, which surfaced on Tuesday, that Jay-Z and Beyonce had taken out a marriage license in Scarsdale, New York.

The couple reportedly followed their private ceremony with a star-studded reception that included Destiny Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, Tina Knowles, Solange, and close friends Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin, and Jay-Z's close friends.

Jay-Z's favorite man on the turntables, DJ Cassidy, was at the reception spinning, according to the source.

"Cassidy mentioned a week ago that he was really excited for the Jay Z and Beyonce's wedding party to happen," the source said.

Earlier in the day, speculation that the new couple was marrying reached a new high outside Jay-Z's Tribeca building.