The Hold Up singer found it difficult to move on or trust her husband again
A few weeks ago, Jay Z comfirmed rumours that he cheated on Beyonce. The 47-year-old rapper said he shut down emotionally and it led him down a path far away from his wife and kid. In his words, it was his way of surviving. Jay said that they've both been through therapy since and have expressed their pain in their respective albums, Lemonade and 4:44.
Jay's revelatory statements gave a key-hole perspective into his marriage and the extent to which it debilitated. The rapper told The New York Times the release of both their albums brought up uncomfortable situations and in many ways, they found themselves sitting in the eye of the storm. It was painful and overwhelming, and those emotions dominated Jay's life.
However, little is known about Bey's reaction or emotional state of mind when she found out about Jay's indiscretion. The 36-year-old singer doesn't give interviews, use Twitter or even attach captions to her Instagram pictures. Bey's life is shrouded in silence.
In the past few years, she's posed alongside husband during photo ops and thanked him profusely at award fiunctions. If there was a betrayal in her marriage, she hid it from the world.
Privately however, she struggled to forgive him. The Hold Up singer found it difficult to move on or trust him again. A source told People, "It took Beyoncé a long time to trust again. She was struggling to move on and forgive. But keeping her family together was very important."
If there was a reason she stayed on, it was because of her daughter, Blue Ivy. Bey wanted to give her five-year-old daughter the stability of a family. In the end, it was her daughter who saved the marriage.
The source added that it took the All the Single Ladies singer many years to overcome the pain of the past. Now, the power couple of the music industry are reportedly closer and their marriage, solid.
Earlier this year, Bey welcomed her twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, and she's looked exuberant in the months since. The couple celebrated Jay's 47th birthday on December 4 and ironically, they posed in an elevator, the same place which was witness to Bey's sister Solange and Jay's fight during the met gala in 2014.
However, Bey and Jay didn't seem to carry scars from an old episode. This couple knows how to erase the slate and start afresh again.
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