Beyoncé and Jay Z have been together for more than a decade; they’ve been married for five years and sometimes it’s easy for fans to forget that they weren’t always so joined-at-the-hip. This week, a ghost from Beyoncé’s past re-emerged to voice his heartache and regret over losing her before she became “Mrs. Carter.” The superstar’s ex-boyfriend, Lyndall Locke, was interviewed by STAR magazine recently, and he shared just how much he still hurts over their breakup.
“Beyoncé was the love of my life and I was hers, so losing her is still my biggest regret,” Locke says. “She would say to me all the time, ‘I’m afraid to ever live my life without you Lyndall, I want you to be mine for ever’. I’ll be honest — it was me that messed everything up and lost her for ever to Jay Z, but I deserved it.”
“Who cheats on a woman as beautiful as Beyoncé? Well, I am that man and it’s something that’ll always haunt me.”
Locke met the future star at a church youth group when they were very young.
“From the first time I saw Beyoncé I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. She looked like an angel, the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen. We’d hang out after school and almost every night we’d fall asleep talking to each other on the phone,” he shared. “She was just so shy, she was a bit of an outcast at school and didn’t even sing in the choir. For two years I didn’t know she could sing. We spent hours watching movies together and playing Connect 4. Some of our most fun times was when I watched Beyonce, her sister Solange and Kelly performing dance routines. So while I had no idea how good her voice was back then, I certainly knew she could move.”