Beyonce and Jay Z are facing almost daily reports of their failing marriage, but publicly, the couple appears to be doing all they can to put on a good face.
The rumors of the couple’s impending divorce spread like wildfire earlier this year when Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z following the Met Gala in New York. Reports indicated that Solange was angry because the rapper was getting a bit too flirty with his friend, designer Rachel Roy.
Since then, there has been a host of new reports that Beyonce and Jay Z are headed for a split, including rumors of infidelity on Jay’s part.
The rumors culminated with what many are calling a “hit piece” by the New York Post, detailing the many problems Beyonce and Jay Z are facing. The story even quoted Beyonce’s uncle, who implied that the entire relationship was a sham.
“Jay’s a kingmaker; she recognized that,” he said. “This was a come-up for her, no question. She had to learn the ropes as presented by Jay—but really, this was mostly about business.”
The piece also offered a new perspective on the Met Gala fight, saying that it wasn’t Rachel Roy who sparked the fight after all. Instead, the piece claims it was “really over Jay’s protégé Rihanna, who he allegedly planned to meet later that night at his 40/40 club.” The piece quotes the source as saying, “Solange told him, ‘Enough is enough—you must be [screwing] Rihanna.’ “
But despite the endless stream of bad press, Beyonce and Jay Z are putting on a front of normalcy. The couple was spotted last week having dinner with Solange Knowles, and later, they took daughter Blue Ivy to a Chicago steakhouse.
Though witnesses initially said this was a pleasant dinner, other sources later said it was a contentious meeting where Jay Z ignored Beyonce the entire night. It was categorized by one witness as a “breakup dinner.”
But still Beyonce and Jay Z are pressing on. This weekend Beyonce posted a number of romantic pictures on Instagram, including one showing her and Jay Z clinking glasses as they sat on a beach at sunset.