Beyoncé Embraces Jay-Z After Super Bowl Halftime Show
updated 02/04/2013 AT 10:45 AM EST
•originally published 02/04/2013 AT 09:15 AM EST
Fresh from the stage after her heart-pounding halftime set at the Super Bowl, Beyoncé found support and comfort backstage in the arms of Jay-Z.
Wearing a black robe to cover up her smoking hot leather and lace stage gear, the singer received a giant hug from her husband in a moment that was caught on camera and posted to Instagram.
The couple – who were together in Washington, D.C., where Beyoncé performed a controversial rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" – embraced backstage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans as Tweets rang out in support of her dazzling performance, which included a reunion with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.
Beyoncé shared a thank-you note for her former band mates as well as Alicia Keys, who sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, and Jennifer Hudson, who sang "America the Beautiful" with children from Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"What a proud day for African-American women," she wrote. "You are all beautiful, talented and showed so much class. It was an honor to perform at the Super Bowl with you phenomenal ladies."
And, she has since added to omg! Insider's Kevin Frazier, it was lucky the lights stayed on through their performance. "It's a live television show, it's the biggest show in America, and there's so many things that could happen and God was on my side, so I'm very, very happy that it went well and the power went out after."
In one more bit of business on Sunday night, Beyoncé announced she'll be hitting the road in April on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.