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The multi-hyphenated entertainer spoke about prioritizing her privacy and mental health in her 2021 Harper's Bazaar interview. “I’ve fought to protect my sanity and my privacy because the quality of my life depended on it,” she said. “A lot of who I am is reserved for the people I love and trust. Those who don’t know me and have never met me might interpret that as being closed off.” She notes she used to be shy growing up which helped her develop empathy for others. Now as a mother of three, she is instilling those values into her children. "One of my most satisfying moments as a mom is when I found Blue one day soaking in the bath with her eyes closed, using blends I created, and taking time for herself to decompress and be at peace.” She adds that her diet is also a part of maintaining a positive mental space, " health, the way I feel when I wake up in the morning, my peace of mind, the number of times I smile, what I’m feeding my mind and my body—those are the things that I’ve been focusing on. Mental health is self-care too."

The Beyhive is rejoicing this morning as their Queen has just been nominated for her first Oscar EVER. She’s been nominated for Original Song for “Be Alive,” the single created for King Richard, the film about the father of Venus and Serena Williams.

The full nominations for Best Original Song are below.

“Be Alive” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Darius Scott (King Richard)
“Dos Oruguitas” — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)
“Down to Joy” — Van Morrison (Belfast)
“No Time to Die” — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die)
“Somehow You Do” — Diane Warren (Four Good Days)

The Oscars will be handed out on March 27th.