It was the face that launched a thousand memes—and for good reason! A woman who ran into Beyonce at a hotel has gone viral for the hilarious expression on her face, captured by a photographer as the superstar singer and her rapper husband walked past. Susan Monaghan, a Massachusetts resident, was in New York for her granddaughter’s gymnastics competition and to celebrate her daughter’s birthday.
When she stepped out into the hotel hallway, the last thing she expected was to be graced with the presence of Queen Bey herself. But that is exactly what happened, and the proof exists on Beyonce’s instagram. Monaghan stands there slack-jawed as Beyonce and Jay-Z make their way to the Grammys in some of the best get-up they have ever worked. Beyonce wears a snappy hat and Jay-Z looks dapper in his tux. It’s certainly not hard to see why Monaghan was so dazzled by the dynamic duo.
In the wake of her newfound celebrity, Monaghan has even been asked for interviews. When she spoke with Boston news outlets, the grandmother expressed her shock at running into the couple in such an unexpected way. She also expressed regret that she was too starstruck to wish Jay-Z luck at the Grammys, where he was nominated in a number of different categories. Describing the experience as practically supernatural and angelic, she relayed the run-in to her daughter, who expressed doubt that such a miraculous event could have occurred. Now that the proof exists online, though, it would be difficult to deny.
However, Monaghan and Jay-Z did manage to get a quick chat in. And Monaghan was pleased that Beyonce chose to post the photo, because she knew that her friends and relatives wouldn’t believe her otherwise.