"She's my road dog,” Beyonce tells Vogue in an interview to accompany her March 2013 cover. "She's my homey, my best friend."
It's just one of Bey's many candid revelations in the new issue, in which she discusses why her relationship with Jay-Z works so well, what the future holds for their family and why giving birth to Blue was "the best day of my life."
"I felt very maternal around eight months. And I thought I couldn't become any more until I saw the baby. … But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn't think about my own pain. … We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication."
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