If you’re a member of the Beygency, you may want to avert your eyes. Following several rumors regarding an impending Beyoncé/Jay Z split, People magazine is adding fuel to the relationship fire by reporting that the breakup is imminent.
“If they split, no one would be surprised,” a music industry source who has previously worked with Jay Z told the magazine (via CB). “Word around the industry has been that things are rocky at home,” said the insider.
While reports of Beyoncé and Jay Z's marital issues only recently exploded following the release of security footage showing the rapper getting physical with the songstress' sister, Solange Knowles, 28, at a Met Gala afterparty in May, People’s insider claims the pair's animosity has been palpable since long before the elevator scandal. “There has been tension between them for a while,” said the source.
“To be honest, I thought they were going to get divorced before Blue Ivy was born,” said a source. “She is the centerpiece of their marriage.”
Prior to reporting the rumored divorce, which insiders are now speculating will be officially confirmed after the couple's final “On the Run” tour date, Sept. 13, People reports the two are focusing on building their careers. “Their day-to-day lives revolve around business,” said the source.
Similar to recent reports suggesting Beyoncé, 32, has been shacking up sans Jay Z, 44, in a “secret” New York City apartment, the tabloid's source reports that the couple are leading “separate lives” when they’re not on tour. “The constant pressure has taken much of the romance out of their relationship,” said the source of their marital issues.
Life & Style magazine reported on Beyoncé and Jay Z’s rumored divorce Tuesday, saying that the “Single Ladies” singer allegedly revealed to friends she is ready to pull the plug on her marriage following rumors the "99 Problems" rapper may have cheated. “She wants to be a strong role model for Blue," said an insider.
Jay Z's alleged cheating was reportedly the final straw for the songstress, the insider telling the magazine, “Beyoncé says she wants her marriage to work, but now that she has a little girl, she can’t put up with a man if she thinks he is cheating."