Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles have not officials filed for divorce, but sources closest to the couple say they have already begun living separate lives and are preparing to move on from their beleaguered marriage.
The couple has faced divorce rumors almost endlessly for the past few weeks, ever since Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z after the Met Gala, a fight reportedly sparked by Jay’s cheating.
Now reports indicate that while Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles are putting on a good face in public, behind the scenes they are spending more and more time apart.
“They stayed separately in both New York and L.A. for several nights,” an insider close to the rapper, 44, told Us Weekly of their joint “On The Run” tour.
While they are spending time apart, Beyonce Knowles has also been seen apartment shopping in New York City by herself.
“There was no Jay Z in sight,” the source added.
As Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles drift apart, details of their crumbing marriage are still emerging. This week the hip-hop artist identified as one of Jay Z’s mistresses, Liv, released a track called “Sorry Mrs. Carter” in which she denies some of the allegations but admits that she and Jay had a special connection.
“I was gonna respect you, but since you crossed over into my lane, it’s time to check it. Your man? He likes model chicks. He likes all-naturally flawless model chicks like me,” Liv said at the beginning of the track.
Later Liv took aim at Jay Z and Beyonce’s relationship, claiming it was just a shell of what they claimed it to be.
“F*ck you doing with a rap guy? / Down to ride ’til the very end / He never kissed you / Never held your hand,” she claimed.
While reports of trouble are growing between Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles, others insist that the rumors are overblown. One source told Us Weekly that “hey have issues, like every other couple.”