Happy BeyDay! The long holiday weekend is over, but fans and friends and much of social media took time Tuesday to celebrate Beyoncé, born on this day 37 years ago, Sept. 4, 1981.
“It’s midnight on the east coast,” Ava DuVernay tweeted on Tuesday at 12:02 a.m. “Time to offer well wishes and warmest regards to a living legend. Put some respeck on it. A happy, healthy, best life living birthday to @Beyonce. And many more!”
DuVernay, the director behind “Selma” and “A Wrinkle in Time,” also directed Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z in “Family Feud,” a music video from Jay-Z’s album “4:44.” Beyoncé and Jay-Z are currently on tour together, and performed at Gillette Stadium last month.
Perhaps the best birthday message came from Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles, who posted a picture of her daughter as a baby on Instagram, along with a touching caption that read, in part: “On this day you were 4 months old and i couldn’t even control the excitement and pride and the all encompassing love i felt for you, my first born.”
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It’s already your birthday where you are ❤️So Happy Birthday to the nicest , owner of the most beautiful, generous , loving hearts ever !!!! Brilliant too! Always thinking , planning, analyzing, strategizing , how you can make everything you touch better! On this day you were 4 months old and i couldn’t even control the excitement and pride and the all encompassing love i felt for you , my first born ❤️ I made a vow to love and cherish you everyday . For the rest of my life ! Sometimes i can’t believe out of all the incredible people in the world i was chosen by God to be your mom❤️! The day that you and your sister entered this world were the two best days of my life , hands down !! It is a privilege to have carried you two in this body ❤️ Enjoy your B-Day !!! No one deserves it more !! I love you Mom❤️❤️❤️❤️🎂🎂🎂💐💐💐🐝🐝🐝