Beyonce Knowles has finally spoken out about her romance with hip-hop star SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER, branding the 99 PROBLEMS hitmaker "easy" to love. The pair have been dating since 2003 but Knowles has been notoriously guarded about discussing her private life in the press. However, she tells, "It's very easy. He's so quick. And we respect each other. If I have any suggestions he respects it. If he has any suggestions, I respect it. "It's just, I don't know, easy. And fun."