Beyonce Says Having Miscarriages Changed Her Idea of Success

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A lot of celebrities have been open about their miscarriages, and now, Beyonce is opening up about the way her losses affected how she approaches her career -- or the concept of accomplishment and purpose. In an interview with Elle, Beyonce said having miscarriages changed her idea of success, and it's easy to see why. 

Losses like this are never easy, but it seems Bey is trying to take away something positive from the experience. 

  • In Beyonce's 2013 documentary, 'Life is But a Dream,' she opened up about her miscarriages.

    Beyonce revealed that before she conceived daughter Blue Ivy, 7, she was pregnant. Sadly, during a checkup, she discovered that there was no heartbeat, calling it "the saddest thing I've ever been through," according to Us Weekly.

    Later, when Jay-Z released his song "4:44," he alluded to multiple miscarriages, revealing that this was something he and Beyonce had been through more than once.

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  • Now, in her cover story for Elle, Beyonce is sharing how her miscarriages changed her perception of success.

    "I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now," Beyonce revealed in the interview. "I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else."

    That's heartbreaking to hear, but we're amazed that Beyonce managed to take away a positive lesson from all of this, as hard as it has to have been for her.

  • Beyonce also says that once she became a mother, her goals changed too. 

    Beyonce and Blue Ivy
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    "I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper," she said. "I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards. Being 'number one' was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling."

    Well, there's no doubt that she has managed to accomplish that. Beyonce's impact on the entertainment world (and her music) will live on long after she's gone -- even though a world without Beyonce is something we don't even want to think about!

  • It can't be easy for Beyonce to open up about something so personal, but we're glad she did.

    There's no doubt that her honesty will help other mamas who have gone through something similar -- and the more Beyonce and other celebs talk about their miscarriages, the faster the stigma that still exists about them will disappear.

    Good for Beyonce for finding her own way to define success. Then again, isn't that something we all need to do for ourselves?

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