Friendship key to marital bliss: Beyonce

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Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles feels her marriage to husband Jay Z is going strong because they were friends before getting married.

The couple was friends for over a year before they started dating and Beyonce, 31, thinks their friendship is one of the key factors in their marriage.

"We were friends first for a year and a half before we went on any dates. We were on the phone for a year and a half, and that foundation is so important for a relationship. Just to have someone who you just like, is so important, and someone (who) is honest," Beyonce told chat show host Oprah Winfrey, reports contactmusic.com.

The singer also praised Jay Z for being an important part of her success.

"I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man. It just gives me such a foundation. (He's helped me) on so many levels," she added.