Beyonce and Jay Z’s marriage was recently rumored to have been headed toward a divorce. While the couple tried to shun those rumors with PDA during their Italian vacation in September, a new report emerged Wednesday claiming that the “Drunk In Love” singer broke up the rapper for some time in 2005.
In an unauthorized biography “Becoming Beyonce,” celebrity journalist J. Randy Taraborrelli stated that Beyonce and Jay Z fought over her work habits in 2005.
“He felt that she was too concerned with [work] and overwhelmed by it…She also had a tendency to become moody and defensive when under great work pressure, and it had begun to drive a wedge between her and Jay,” Taraborrelli wrote in the biography, according to Radar Online. “The two broke up for a time during that year. She flat-out told him she needed a break.”
At the time, rumors about a Rihanna and Jay Z affair cropped up, and a former member of Rihanna’s group told Taraborrelli that the pop singer and rapper’s relationship was a made up story in order to boost Rihanna’s career, the report added. However, Beyonce believed the rumor.
“Beyonce wasn’t sure she could trust Jay when it came to his adamant denials,” Taraborrelli reportedly wrote. “She couldn’t help but be skeptical.”
Beyonce and Jay Z were also involved in a fight over his alleged affair with Rihanna. “All that was heard…was Rihanna’s name uttered several times, before Beyonce stood up and stormed off,” Taraborelli said, in the book.
However, the two got back together in 2006 because Beyonce felt “lost” without Jay Z, Radar Online reported, citing the biography.
But the trouble in their marriage because of Rihanna was not over even after Beyonce and Jay Z got married in 2008. According to Taraborrelli, Jay Z got into an argument with Beyonce’s younger sister Solange over his suggestion that they should attend a party hosted by Rihanna.