Beyoncé is once again going into defense mode when it comes to the status of her relationship with Jay Z. This week, new reports emerged stating Beyoncé looked for a home in Chelsea, and did not bring her husband with her.
The New York Post reports that Beyoncé viewed a $21.5 million penthouse in Chelsea in a secretive manner. “She was very quiet, as if she was looking on the sly,” a source told the publication. In addition, the home is reportedly less than half the size of the current apartment they share in Tribeca, sparking rumors that she is trying to downsize and live without Jay Z.
But on Tuesday, the 32-year-old tried to lay the rumors to rest, by posting an adorable photo of Jay Z holding their daughter Blue Ivy, while on a beautiful beach. “My favorite hue is Jay Z Blue,” the photo caption read.
Since May, it has been reported that she and her rapper hubby would be splitting up soon, with allegations that Jay Z has been cheating on the 32-year-old with a number of beauties, including protégés Rihanna and Rita Ora.
“They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing,” a source told the Post’s Page Six. The two are currently on their “On the Run” tour, which ends in mid-September. They are said to be breaking up after the tour is over.
Earlier reports even stated that the two are reportedly attending online marriage counseling amid rumors that Jay Z has been cheating on his wife of six years.
A source tells Daily Mirror, “They have known their therapist for a long time and try to have weekly sessions just to keep communication open and make sure there are no misunderstandings.” Beyoncé and Jay Z insist the counseling is not due to marital issues. “It's about maintenance rather than trying to fix anything hugely wrong. They are both happy and their daughter, Blue Ivy, remains their absolute priority.”
Despite the source saying Beyoncé and Jay Z are not having problems, rumors have circulated for several months that their marriage is on the rocks. In addition to Rihanna and Rita Ora, Jay Z has also been accused of cheating on Beyoncé with a VIP hostess, Casey Cohen, and singer Mya. Cohen and Mya have denied the allegations.