OMG — how awkward! Holly Holm is relishing in her newfound fame, but she had quite a strange encounter when she met Jay Z and Beyonce for the first time. Find out what happened when Holly asked Bey her name during their meeting right here!
Holly Holm’s life has been quite a whirlwind since she beat the previously-undefeated Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 on Nov. 14, but she’s definitely having some trouble wrapping her head around the fame. That’s probably why she completely blanked when meeting Jay Z and Beyonce, which resulted in a totally awkward encounter. Watch to see what happened!
The MMA fighter attended a boxing match hosted by the A-list couple after her win, and with all the hype around her, she was welcome in a VIP area…where Bey and Jay themselves were sitting! “I go in and it’s Jay Z and it’s just him and Beyonce back there,” Holly explained. “I mean…that’s surreal. I meet Jay Z and he says, ‘This is my wife,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, hey what’s your name?’ Because that’s what I do when I meet someone’s wife, and as I’m shaking her hand, I’m thinking, ‘Why did I just say that? Why did I say that…it’s Beyonce.'”
Phew, okay, so at least Holly realized what she’d done — it’s not like she actually didn’t know who the “XO” singer was! In fact, she was so embarrassed by the flub that she said she interrupted Jay Z in the middle of their conversation about the fight to apologize. “I literally had to interrupt him and be like, ‘I’m really sorry. Beyonce…I’m sorry I just did that,'” the 34-year-old revealed. “She was like… ‘Oh, no no, it’s fine.'”
Holly made quite a name for herself by killing Ronda’s undefeated record, but with a rematch already planned, it looks like the rivalry is going to be ON between these two for quote some time. “The plan to have a rematch is currently slated for UFC 200, which would be in Las Vegas on July 9,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “[UFC President] Dana White wants the event to be huge, and is already setting up to have Holly and Ronda face off again then.” We can’t wait! Meanwhile, Check out some of Beyonce’s best music RIGHT HERE.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Holly’s weird encounter with Beyonce? Do you blame her for being a bit awkward?