Beyonce and Jay Z have split but have not yet divorced, according to a new report.
The relationship split was prompted by another woman, which “caused Beyonce to end it,” according to the upcoming November 17th issue of In Touch magazine.
“The fight that changed everything,” the magazine teased. It also said that Jay Z “refused to give up on the marriage.”
The report said that the spouses stayed in separate rooms while traveling for their On the Run tour, while Beyonce went to look at apartments in Manhattan without her husband. But the rumours died down after it became obvious that they weren’t separating for the time being.
Seemingly addressing the rumours, the couple was very affectionate towards each other at their September 13 concert in Paris, which was later aired as an HBO special. They hugged and kissed after their last song, Forever Young, and Beyonce told her husband, “It’s been an honour, I’m your biggest fan, I love you so much.”
“I wanna say it’s been an honour and a pleasure to share the stage with you. I couldn’t dream of anything else than being in a stadium with the woman I love, who I believe is the greatest entertainer of our time. Make some noise for Beyonce! Thank you Paris, France for a beautiful night! We will never forget this!” Jay Z responded.
Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles later said that the rumours were just a PR move.
“All I know is the Jedi mind trick,” he said on KRBE radio in Houston. “Everyone’s talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200%!”
Meanwhile, Jay Z has just acquired a stake in the Armand de Brignac champagne brand, known for its giant ‘Midas’ bottles of champagne for the rich and famous.
New York-based Sovereign Brands Wednesday announced the sale of its stake in the brand, known as “Ace of Spades”, for an undisclosed sum
The champagne is recognized by its pewter insignias on paperless bottles, which start at around $250. Celebrities apparently like to take photos next to the 30-liter ‘Midas’ bottles, which cost six figures. “The ‘Midas’ bottles can be opened as you would any other bottle of champagne,” said Justin Lorenz, wine and beverage director at the New York Palace Hotel. “The bigger bottles create no more pressure that smaller ones, although you would likely use your whole hand to twist the cork. And you might need another person to hold and twist the bottle,” he added
“We are proud to announce that Sovereign Brands, a New York-based wine and spirits company owned by the Berish family, has sold its interest in the Armand de Brignac Champagne brand to a new company led by the globally-renowned Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter,” a statement from Sovereign Brands read.
No word on whether Jay Z, 44, will oversee that tradition.