The divorce rumors just keep chasing Jay Z and Beyoncé. Hip-hop's golden couple, who married in 2008, are now said to be on the verge of splitting up after the singer heard numerous rumors about Jay Z hooking up with such protégés as Rihanna and Rita Ora.
In April, Rita Ora addressed allegations that she and Jay Z were ever physically involved. Since signing with Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2009, she has been dogged by rumors that she was having an affair with the artist/entrepreneur and Beyoncé husband. During a radio interview with Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club,” Ora, who is dating music producer Calvin Harris, finally opened up about the speculation.
“Don’t you dare disrespect Beyoncé like that ever again in your entire life,” the 23-year-old singer warned. “You should know better than that. … That’s just straight-up disrespect. You can’t even go there.”
Beyoncé and Jay Z have a reputation for having one of the most solid and private relationships in the music industry. They dated for six years before getting married in 2008. But that does not mean the marriage has been without strife. And now, Life & Style magazine asserts that Beyoncé is “destroyed by his cheating” and their divorce drama is exploding as she “finally learned the truth about being left alone night after night.”
But Jay Z is not the only one accused of stepping out of the marriage. Beyonce reported has been getting too close for comfort to her bodyguard, Julius De Boer. Not much is known about him, but the Dutchman has been working with the singer since 2009, protecting her at various events and during her day-to-day workout regimen. He was even on the elevator when Solange went after her brother-in-law.
"Jay definitely thinks that there was and may still be something romantic going on between Bey and Julius," a source told Mstarz. "He wanted to fire Julius last February, but Beyoncé said, 'Julius isn't going anywhere.'"
If the pair does want to split, the timing couldn't be worse given that their first tour together, “On the Run,” begins June 25.