Beyoncé and Jay Z have been tagged the power couple of the entertainment world for years now. However, their relationship has had its own fair share of ups and down.Although the couple are extremely private and are not prone to speaking about their problems and family life, both Beyoncé and rapper husband Jay-Z used their lyrics to drop odd hint into what has been going on behind closed doors.One of the biggest scandals that rocked the couple’s world occurred in 2014 when Beyoncé fan base the BeyHive took it upon themselves to play the detective to confirm the rumors that Jay Z allegedly cheated in his star wife.The fans were only able to get hints into their life as Beyoncé dropped some lyrics proving that there might have been infidelity in their marriage, and Jay-Z appeared to all but confirm that he cheated on his spouse in an interview in 2017.Here is everything you need to know from the family tension over the alleged infidelity to their reconciliation.
The start of the cheating scandal
In 2014, the rumors first broke out that Jay Z might have slept with another lady outside of his marriage. But this news was just covered by a few small media houses.However, after the huge Hollywood Met Gala on May 7 that same year, a footage emerged of Beyonce ’s sister, Solange Knowles, lashing out at Jay-Z in a lift during the after party.This footage only made the rumors become more interesting and obvious as people began speculating that Solange had been attacking her brother-in-law because of his alleged cheating.The video led to the family publishing a statement, saying:“There has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”
Rumors of divorce
Despite the press statement released by their family to stop the rumor of the alleged cheating, just a month later those rumours swirled even harder, when talk of a divorce was on the cards.“They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing,” a source told the New York Post’s Page Six.Beyoncé lyrics in the song Ring Off also helped to fuel such chat with its lyrics: “So tired of the lies and trying, fighting, crying. Took that ring off.”
Beyoncé Hint on Jay Z’s infidelity
In 2016, Beyonce finally used her song lyrics to share her heartbreak about Jay Z cheating. She released her album Lemonade, with the songs and videos centred around adultery and forgiveness.The song Sorry referenced “Becky with the good hair”, leading to endless theories about who the potential mystery woman might be.
Jay Z admits to infidelity
In 2017, Beyonce announced that she and Jay-Z were expecting twins, despite the ongoing rumors of their split. During the month of the twins' birth, Jay-Z released his album 4:44 which appeared to address the marital problems that Beyonce had indicated existed on Lemonade.He wrote: "Look, I apologize/Often womanize/Took for my child to be born to see through a woman's eyes."After the release of his album, in an interview with New York Times Jay Z finally admitted to his cheating ways when he stated, “The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself.”He futher added that his emotional difficulties came from his poor childhood experiences, saying: "Even with women, you gonna shut down emotionally, so you can't connect. In my case, like, it's deep. And then all the things happen from there: infidelity."
Power couple again
Even after everything, Beyonce still choose to forgive her husband and keep their relationship together away from the public eye. Although the relationship has been like a rollercoaster ride, the pair still remains the power couple of the entertainment world.To prove her forgiveness, in 2018, just a year after Jay Z admitted to cheating, both of them hit the road again, announcing their On the Run II tour, kicking off things in Wales in June. That same month they released a joint album together called Everything Is love.