The couple was all smiles at the New York Knicks v. Orlando Magic game on Dec. 4, 2002 in N.Y.C. Their relationship didn't begin when they first met. Beyonce revealed in a 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey that they were friends for a year and a half before they began dating. “And that foundation is so important in a relationship. And just to have someone that you just like is so important and someone that is honest,” the singer confessed.