There were no headlines that stuck and there were negligible scandals (not even Jay Z’s alleged love child nor Beyonce’s multiple half-siblings from her father and his mistresses really damaged the artists’ individual reps).
At the behest of friend Oprah, in the mid-2000s, Beyonce shared literally no photos nor information about the relationship. She didn’t even confirm when the couple got married.
However, since they’ve had Blue Ivy – the daughter that followed their miscarriage – they’ve been more open, sharing scenes from their lives on social media. Including the baby’s first photos and more photos as Blue grows up.
There’s been unending negative press since the “elevator incident”. Solange Knowles kicking, punching, and spitting on her brother-in-law. And now her sister’s marriage is fair game in the tabloids.
A few weeks ago, Star ran a story claiming the couple were planning a divorce. Now, slightly more credible/ reliable Page Six has a very similar story. They claim, the couple will pull a Gwyneth/ Chris and “consciously uncouple” rather than divorce right away.
Beyoncé and Jay Z have more than 99 problems and only “divine intervention” can save the troubled marriage, a source close to the powerful couple has told The Post.
While Jay Z seemingly is the one most at fault, he’s also the one doing all in his power to keep the couple together, even hiring marriage counselors who are believed to be traveling with the super duo on their tour, the source said.
“They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing . . . This is a huge concert tour and they’ve already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front,” the source said.
Despite the tens of millions the couple will pocket from the current tour, this will certainly be their last and the end of the tour could officially spell the end of the marriage, the source said.
“There are no rings, if you haven’t noticed,” the source said, admitting that he thought things would get better after the birth of the couple’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
“For just a split moment, things got real for them and she was even talking about adding to the family,” the source said. “But, after a while, Jay was out doing Jay and Bey was out doing Bey. They made the classic mistake of thinking a child would change everything and help to rekindle the initial fire, and it didn’t.” [via Page Six]
The couple is yet to issue a statement or respond to reports.