Jay-Z’s mother, Gloria Carter marries her long time lesbian partner

Gloria Carter, mother of legendary rapper Jay-Z, tied the nuptial knot with longtime partner Roxanne Wilshire in New York City on Sunday night.

The star-studded wedding was attended by Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Tyler Perry, and Robin Roberts. The wedding guests reportedly partied hard with the reception which was held in Tribeca, wrapping up at around 1am.

As the evening drew to a close the newlyweds were seen leaving the party with Gloria dressed in a white suit, and Roxanne in a stunning gold and white shimmery dress. 

Jay-Z has been extremely supportive of Gloria, who came out as a lesbian in his 2017 track “Smile”. She jumped on the song to talk about “living in the shadows” as a gay woman.

“Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian/Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian/Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate/Society shame and the pain was too much to take,” he rapped. “Cried tears of joy when you fell in love/Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her/I just wanna see you smile through all the hate/Marie Antoinette, baby, let ’em eat cake.”

Jay-Z confirmed in an interview with David Lettermanon the Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction that he did shed tears of joy upon discovering his mother fell in love.