Happy B-day, Hov! Jay Z celebrated his 47th birthday a day early with close friends and family members at a private dinner party in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 3.
The 21-time Grammy winner (whose actual birthday is December 4) arrived at the French restaurant République with his wife, Beyoncé. The happy couple, who married in April 2008, kept their arrival under wraps and had the hot spot’s entrance covered with dark green tarps.
Beyoncé’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate and close friend Kelly Rowland attended the intimate celebration with her husband, Tim Witherspoon. Rowland, 35, looked stunning in all black, but covered up her ensemble in a long silver coat and matching fedora.
Jay Z’s mother-in-law, Tina Knowles, arrived with her husband, Richard Lawson. Knowles, 62, rocked a black and army green jacket, skintight leather pants and platform boots.
Earlier in the day, Beyoncé’s mom headed to a local Buffalo Wild Wings with her hubby for a predinner snack. “When your walk on the wild side is having some hot wings on a Saturday afternoon at a place called ‘Wild Wings,'” Knowles captioned an Instagram video of herself.
Knowles later shared a video of her hubby sipping on a glass of strawberry lemonade. “We have a ‘Seat at the Table’ (at Wild Wings) and he is drinking ‘lemonade,'” she wrote on Instagram, referencing the titles of daughters Solange Knowles‘ and Beyoncé’s latest acclaimed albums.
Jay Z’s birthday dinner appeared to be much more low-key than his wife’s Soul Train–theme birthday bash in September. Queen Bey celebrated the big 3-5 with countless A-listers, including Usher, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and Chance the Rapper.
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