Amid rumors that Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marriage has been struggling, a report by Radar Online said that the couple’s daughter Blue Ivy has been caught in the middle of it all. Beyoncé began her Formation World Tour on Wednesday where she was seen dedicating her 008 hit “Halo” to her husband, despite the rumors.
The Radar Online report said that Beyoncé and Jay Z were seen together for the first time since March during the Formation tour and after she thanked her “beautiful” husband, the focus of the couple has shifted to their four year-old daughter. Rumors had suggested that the rapper had an affair with “Black Widow” singer Rita Ora and Rachel Roy, although Ora took to Twitter to deny the claims.
“Beyoncé going on tour is obviously putting another strain on her family,” an insider close to the couple told Radar Online, adding: “Jay Z knows that he has to step it up in his role as father because of this.”
Jay Z and Blue Ivy have been spotted together several times in the past few weeks. While the “Lemonade” hitmaker was getting ready for her tour, the father-daughter duo reportedly took off to New York City. The Radar Online report also questioned if Beyoncé had been too busy to parent, but the source it cited denied the claims.
“Beyoncé knows that she must keep communication open with Jay Z while she is touring because this is important to her family,” the source said, according to Radar Online, adding: “She’s a great mom.”
Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles posted a photo of Blue Ivy in a lemon print dress on Thursday to show that everybody in the family supports “Lemonade.”
A report Thursday by Hollywood Life, said that Beyoncé dedicated “Halo” to Jay Z because she felt bad that the crowd booed him.
“In her heart, she knows he’s a good man, a good business partner and a good father. She knew that if she came out and said something nice to him, that her fans would do the same and be nice to HOV,” an insider told Hollywood Life, adding: “After all, he’s coming with her to several more shows. And she doesn’t want him to be treated poorly and booed across the U.S.”
The source added: “She wanted to make him feel good, just a bit, and that’s one of the reasons she dedicated ‘Halo’ to him.”