Adding more fuel to the break-up bonfire, Bey has been spotted looking for a posh pad—without Hov. Apparently, the superstar viewed a swanky $21.5 million penthouse in upscale Chelsea, New York “on the sly,” according to the New York Post.
The fact that Jay was not there to help her look around was apparently suspicious as he usually likes to play a strong role in their real estate searches.
The stunning West 19th Street property is less spacious than their current 8,309-square-foot Tribeca apartment but the source insists that it is not intended for another family member: ”I can say with certainty that Jay is not downsizing. There’s no way a $20 million apartment is for her mother or her sister. That would be wildly unlikely.” The informant speculated that the space is intended especially for Beyonce and Blue Ivy.
Rumors of an imminent divorce have been swirling around the couple since their ‘On The Run’ tour started, when it was reported that they had employed a marriage counsellor to accompany them on the road. The source also claims that the couple, who are both at the top of their game, want to go their separate way but know that a divorce would be very bad for business right now:
“Business is always part of the equation. They know they’re the king and queen of hip-hop — and really, all of music. Neither wants to lose that. Knowing them as I do, obviously there’s a little something to certain rumors. When your man or your woman isn’t getting it done for you, and I’m talking emotionally, not necessarily sexually… they keep things quiet.”
Despite this, Bey and Jay have been showing a united front on Instagram, where they have posted several pictures of themselves looking like loved-up teenagers to subtly hit back at the gossip.
We’re hoping they work things out and that the pad is just an early birthday present for Blue Ivy.
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