During her 9-month career hiatus, the 29-year-old superstar spent a lot of time with husband Jay-Z, 41. “It was great to be a wife and travel with him,” she tells InStyle‘s September issue (out Friday).
Beyonce says that taking time off wasn’t an option — it was a necessity. “I had to turn down great things,” she reveals. “I did it for my sanity, my life, my relationships, my nephew, my husband, my sister and my friendships. I deserved to give myself time to focus on things besides performing, filming and recording.”
As for her favourite activity? “In my free time, I prefer to do nothing but sit on the couch and watch TV,” Beyonce confesses. “I have to confess that my guilty pleasure is Jersey Shore.
And with her 30th birthday on September 4, she is talking about possible additions to her family. "When you're young —18 or 19 — you have the energy and drive. That's the time to work as hard as you can. Now I'm a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children."