LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- After remaining tight-lipped about her marriage, Beyonce is at last speaking out about her wedding to Jay-Z.
"What Jay and I have is real. It's not about interviews or getting the right photo op. It's real," Beyonce told Essence magazine in its November issue.
The singer says she did not want an engagement ring.
"People put too much emphasis on that," she told the mag. "It's just material and it's just silly to me."
According to Essence, the R&B superstar wears a band over a tattoo of the Roman numeral IV, which is significant because both Beyonce and Jay-Z were born on the fourth day of the month and they were married on April 4.
The couple chose to have a small ceremony because Beyonce said she is not a "traditional woman."
"It's been my day so many days already," she added.