Rumors of an impending divorce between Beyoncé and Jay Z just will not quit. According to most recent reports, 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, in fact, what they are doing.
To add fuel to the fire, Jay Z was not featured on Beyoncé’s slowed-down, sexier version of her 2003 hit song “Crazy in Love,” which is on the soundtrack for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie trailer. Jay Z collaborated with his wife on the song, and raps one of the verses. But though the trailer is more than three minutes long, Jay Z’s voice is not heard during the “Crazy in Love” remake.
It remains unclear why Jay Z was not a part of the re-recording, but this only increases speculation that he and Beyoncé are not on good terms, and that their marriage is on the rocks.
“They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing,” a source told the Post’s Page Six earlier this month. “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 attending online marriage counseling amid rumors that Jay Z has been cheating on his wife of six years.
A source tells the 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 the marriage is in trouble. 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.