Beyoncé Divorce Rumors: Jay Z’s Met Gala Absence Fuels Split Gossip

Beyoncé divorce rumors have continued to swirl after she appeared at the 2016 Met Gala without Jay Z by her side. Speculation about a divorce between Jay Z and Beyoncé has dominated the headlines for several months, escalating over the last week. The uptick in chatter stems from Bey’s controversial track, “Becky,” on her new album, Lemonade, which seemed to suggest that her husband had previously been unfaithful.

Beyoncé dazzled in custom Latex dress by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit on May 2. Instead of appearing with her husband of eight years, Beyoncé arrived solo and was the very last to enter the party, according to USA Today. With dozens of photographers, journalists, and fans eagerly awaiting her arrival, the decision to arrive without Jay Z seemed to be a bold statement after a turbulent week of divorce rumors dominated the press.

Beyonce arrives at the 2016 Met Gala

However, this could be little more than speculation and the press making mountains out of mole hills, according to an insider who spoke to Us Magazine.

“He’s done it before. There’s just no big reason for him to go.”

Beyoncé divorce rumors first began to emerge after her sister, Solange, attacked Jay Z in an elevator at a Met Gala after party. Whilst the reasoning for this remains unclear, there were unconfirmed reports that the altercation was brought on by Jay Z’s alleged romance with Rachel Roy.

Beyoncé and Jay Z appeared to be headed for divorce back then, but managed to work out their issues and all appeared well between them until these recent reports. Speaking to People Magazine, a source close to the couple claims that the previous scandal made them stronger.

“They definitely went through a rough patch a couple years ago, but they came out stronger in the end.”

Though Beyoncé’s decision to arrive solo will no doubt generate dozens of questions and headlines over the coming days, the current media attention surrounding her relationship with Jay Z and the recent divorce rumors did not seem to bother her. Beyoncé appeared to be in good spirits at the heavily publicized event and happily posed for photos.

Further throwing water on the Beyoncé divorce rumors is the fact that Jay Z was involved in the creation of Lemonade and will have approved the tracks. An insider explained to E! News how in addition to being cathartic for Beyoncé, they also saw the personal nature of the album as a selling factor.

“Jay was involved in the creation of Lemonade and knew every song Bey was going to release. He knew the lyrics; he knew the implications. He had to approve the songs before release. Jay is a very smart businessman… Bottom line is that they are both really smart and they both saw dollar signs.”

While Jay Z was nowhere to be seen at the Met Gala, Us Magazine reports that the couple have been traveling together on Bey’s Formation tour. Furthermore, the Daily Mail reports that Beyoncé dedicated the powerful ballad “Halo” to Jay Z on the opening night of her Formation tour in Miami.

“To my beautiful husband… I love you so much,” Beyoncé said in front of a crowd of thousands.

Beyoncé divorce rumors are dominating the headlines and every aspect of her relationship with Jay Z seems to be under a microscope these days. However, those that are close to the couple insist that they are looking toward the future as Beyoncé focuses on her new tour and leaves the issues raised in Lemonade for everyone else to dissect.

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