Beyonce’s Childhood Sweetheart Says Losing Her Is His Biggest Regret: “I Cheated On Her Five Times!”
For Beyonce, Lyndell Locke is the best thing she never had. And just like the song says, “he blew it and she dodged a bullet.” In an exclusive interview with UK tabloid The Sun, the ex-boyfriend of arguably the biggest superstar on the planet opened up about cheating on King Bey and exiting left from her life forever.
“Beyonce was the love of my life and I was hers, so losing her is still my biggest regret,” he confessed. “She would say to me all the time, ‘I’m afraid to ever live my life without you Lyndall, I want you to be mine for ever.’ I’ll be honest—it was me that messed everything up and lost her forever to Jay Z, but I deserved it. Who cheats on a woman as beautiful as Beyonce? Well, I am that man and it’s something that’ll always haunt me.”
According to Locke, the two were childhood sweethearts who first met during church in 1993. She was 11 and she was 13. “From the first time I saw Beyonce I couldn’t take my eyes off of her,” he said. “She looked like an angel, the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen. We’d hang out after school and almost every night we’d fall asleep talking to each other on the phone.”
Although Locke and Knowles became incredibly close, he says he had no idea Bey sounded as good as she looked. “She was just so shy, she was a bit of an outcast at school and didn’t even sing in the choir,” he recalls. “For two years I didn’t know she could sing. We spent hours watching movies together and playing Connect 4. Some of our most fun times was when I watched Beyonce, her sister Solange, and Kelly performing dance routines. So while I had no idea how good her voice was back then, I certainly knew she could move.”
He soon learned Beyonce could deliver a heck of a kiss, too. “It was just after Beyonce’s 15th birthday,” Locke says. “I surprised her with Brian McKnight concert tickets and it happened that night. I had got popcorn and as we were sitting in our seats I dropped it. As we both went down to grab it we bumped heads and locked into our first kiss. We both just looked at each other realizing there was this incredible spark of fireworks between us. It was that fairytale kiss you only hear about in the movies. That was the first feeling of true love between me and Beyonce. Still, to this day, I’ve never had another kiss as passionate as that one.”
Things went downhill from there once Beyonce began pursuing her singing career. “The bigger star she became, the more I didn’t think I was good enough,” Locke confessed. “One night, when she was out of town, I went to a bar with friends and ended up sleeping with another woman. Over the course of a few years I cheated on her about five times, but I never told her until after we broke up. She was such a great girl who cared about me deeply, she even wrote her hit “Dangerously in Love” while we were together. That’s how in love we were back then. Initially, my intention was to take a break from our relationship so I could go to culinary school and make a name for myself. But when I headed to Austin to do the course she quickly moved on with her own life.”
After nine years together, Locke’s fairytale romance came to end. “Once she began dating Jay Z, I knew we were doomed and I could never win her back,” he said. “But I know that no matter what, she will always love me. I will always wonder ‘What if?’ and, given all we shared, I’m sure a part of her must feel the same way.”
It’s safe to say it sucks to be Lyndell right now. Read Lyndell’s full interview here. Would you ever be able to forgive yourself if you let the love of your life get away?