Beyonce Knowles has hinted she was a virgin until she met her husband Jay-Z - and says people ''would be surprised'' at her lack of romantic experience.
Beyonce Knowles has hinted she was a virgin until she met her husband Jay-Z.
The 29-year-old singer claims she only had one boyfriend when she was a teenager and their relationship never went as far as the bedroom and she has never dated anyone else apart from her rapper spouse - who she met in 2002.
The pop superstar told MediaTakeOut.com: "People would be surprised as to the lack of experiences I've had. When I was 12 or 13 I had my first boyfriend, and he was my boyfriend until I was 17. At that age, that was a long time. 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."
Beyonce - who married Jay-Z in 2008 - has revealed in the past that her friendships with women have stopped her from getting tied up in unhealthy relationships with men.
The 'Halo' singer - who was a member of girl group Destiny's Child - previously said: "I think I am a feminist in a way. It's not something I consciously decided I was going to be; perhaps it's because I grew up in a singing group with other women, and that was so helpful to me. It kept me out of so much trouble and out of bad relationships."