The shocked woman from Beyoncé's Instagram reacts to viral photo

Jay Z Beyonce and Susan Monaghan. Courtesy Beyonce  Instagram

"I'm thinking in my mind, 'Who is this?' And I looked at him and he looked tall and thin and had curly hair and was really good-looking", she explained, noting that she was only able to place him after noting the "Pray You Catch Me" crooner by his side.

Monaghan was in NY for her granddaughter's gymnastics competition and happened to bump into the superstar couple as she was walking back to her hotel room following a family dinner.

Speaking to The Boston Globe, the MA resident lets us know what went through her head.

Monaghan, a Shrewsbury, MA resident who was in Manhattan on Sunday (January 28) to celebrate her daughter's birthday and watch her granddaughter compete in a gymnastics tournament, found herself gasping in shock and awe when she ran into music superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z in the hallway of her hotel. In a wonderful coincidence, she happened to book the same hotel that many Grammy musicians were staying at for the ceremony - the Sheraton New York Times Square - and she encountered Beyoncé and Jay-Z while briefly returning to her room to freshen up. "You look familiar", she recalled telling Jay.

"I was like 'Oh my God!'" Monaghan said.




Monaghan told the Globe she was so shocked, she started saying out loud how no one would believe her story. Beyoncé, Susan says, radiated a warm smile that seemed to telepathically communicate, "Don't worry, it's going to be OK", according to Susan.

As Monaghan expected, her relatives didn't believe her tale of the celebrity encounter - until the photo surfaced on Instagram the next day.

The woman at the heart of Beyonce's viral Grammys picture has described the situation as "hysterical". "So people would believe me".

"I felt like an angel hugged me", said Monaghan.

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