Sexy singer Beyonce Knowles and her rapping lover Jay-Z were snapped enjoying a romantic holiday together on the French Riviera - finally confirming they are a couple.

The DESTINY'S CHILD star and Jay-Z have always denied being an item, and the vacation marks the first time they have canoodled in public.

The BONNIE + CLYDE 03 collaborators looked Crazy In Love as they went swimming - and Jay-Z was even pictured with his hand on the diva's shapely bottom.

An onlooker at the EDEN ROC HOTEL in Cannes says, "Beyonce and Jay-Z were having a great day out on the boat. They had lots of friends with them.

"They made no secret of the fact they were together. It seemed to bring out the daredevil in Beyonce - she was the first to jump off the rocks into the sea."

24/08/2003 11:56