Divorce rumors heated up after Beyoncé allegedly went house-hunting last month without husband Jay Z. 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.
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. So is Beyoncé trying to downsize, and live without Jay Z?
This comes amid reports that the two are planning on breaking up after their “On the Run” tour, their first one together. The tour ends in mid-September, which means there will be a lot more faking it for the cameras, if that is what they are doing.
“They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing,” a source told the Post’s Page Six. “This is a huge concert tour and they’ve already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front.”
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. Jay Z has been accused of hooking up with protégés such as Rihanna and Rita Ora. He has also been accused of cheating on Beyoncé with a VIP hostess, Casey Cohen, and singer Mya. Cohen and Mya have denied the allegations.