Beyonce and Jay Z faced renewed cheating and divorce rumors after her ‘Lemonade’ release. And suspicions intensified when Beyonce showed up solo to the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. So why didn’t Jay Z go to the VMAs?
Beyonce and Jay Z went through months of marriage drama after the Solange Knowles elevator fight in May 2014. Rumors swirled that Jay had cheated on Bey, and there were reports the couple was close to divorce.
But Bey and Jay have since moved past that rocky time in their relationship. Beyoncé has forgiven Jay Z for whatever happened. And she made that clear on her new Lemonade album.
Of course, Lemonade also featured several songs that hinted at Jay Z’s cheating. But Jay didn’t mind, because he knew it would boost album sales.
“Jay was involved in the creation of ‘Lemonade‘ and knew every song Bey was going to release,” a source told E! News. “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.”
So even after Lemonade’s release, Beyoncé and Jay Z remain closer than ever. They just got back from a family vacation to Italy. And last week they showed off some cute PDA at the Hands Of Stone premiere.
Still, fans got suspicious again when Jay Z didn’t attend the MTV Video Music Awards with his wife. Beyoncé instead walked the red carpet with daughter Blue Ivy and some of her Lemonade co-stars. The cameras also didn’t show Jay Z in the audience during Beyoncé’s lengthy performance.
Any reports of marriage problems were squashed a few hours later. Bey and Jay reunited early Monday at Pasquale Jones for a VMA after party. They were surrounded by fellow power couples Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Cassie, and Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.
“Jay and Beyoncé were acting like a happy married couple,” a source told E! News. “Beyoncé was smiling a lot and had a great time.”
So why didn’t Jay Z attend the VMAs with Beyoncé? After all the cheating rumors, the stars are trying to keep their relationship more private. So Jay Z feels like he no longer has to attend every event. He similarly skipped the Met Gala shortly after Lemonade‘s release.
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