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Notoriously quiet about her relationship, Beyonce is finally breaking her silence on her low-key wedding (and quite possibly the world's worst kept secret) to Jay-Z — six months later.

"We've been together a long time," she told Essence magazine. "We always knew it would happen."

Together since 2002, the two tied the knot on April 4 in an intimate ceremony because the songstress is not a "traditional woman."

"It's been my day so many days already," she said.

In eschewing tradition, Beyonce didn't want an engagement ring, as it is "just material and it's just silly to me." Instead, the lovebirds got matching tattoos on their ring fingers of the Roman numeral IV — a digit not only significant because of her wedding date. Beyonce was born Sept. 4; Jay-Z, Dec. 4.

"What Jay and I have is real," she said. "It's not about interviews or getting the right photo op. It's real."