Beyonce NOT Making Jay Z “Divorce Announcement,” Despite Report
On Wednesday, the new issue of In Touch hit newsstands blaring “BREAKING NEWS” and “DIVORCE ANNOUNCEMENT.” Like so many of the magazine’s past made-up “divorce” stories, the outlet’s cover claimed to know all about the “final fight” and the “battle” over Blue Ivy. But the only real “shocker” is In Touch thinking it can get away with such nonsense.
“It’s official: The marriage is over,” the accompanying story declares, even though there’s nothing “official” about the article’s allegations whatsoever. In fact, it largely seems to be based around Jay Z not appearing on stage with Beyoncé at last weekend’s “Made In America” concert in Philadelphia. What the tabloid fails to mention, though, is that Jay Z was watching adoringly from the audience, and was even filmed singing along to his wife’s songs.
Instead, In Touch goes on to claim Beyoncé is “ending their increasingly toxic relationship,” and a so-called “insider” is quoted as saying, “It’s dead. Bey is sick of keeping up the ruse of happiness, and she’s done.” Of course, by having its “insider” say “Bey,” one of the superstar’s many nicknames, the magazine wants it readers to believe its source is in-the-know.
The rest of the story is filled with supposed reasons for the marriage’s breakdown, such as Beyoncé allegedly finding “suspicious texts on Jay’s phone” and believing he was having a “secret flirtatious” relationship “with one of his protégés.” It’s claimed the couple had a blow-out fight that, as these tales always do, led to Beyoncé walking out. In Touch further details how Beyoncé allegedly “struggled” over her “decision,” and even speculates about what could come out if Jay Z is forced to reveal his finances… in a totally unrelated lawsuit.
So, when is this divorce supposedly taking place? Unsurprisingly, In Touch is vague, simply including quotes like, “She’ll soon make a public announcement that her marriage is over,” and “She’s fully in charge of how the divorce announcement is going to be made,” and “They will have no choice but to announce that their marriage is over.” The “insider” even adds, “They can only hide the truth for so long.”
In Touch has a LOT of nerve to write about hiding the truth. This is the same magazine that ran a “SPLIT” bait-and-switch cover about Beyoncé and Jay Z almost a year ago, when it was really just regurgitating unfounded claims from all the way back in 2006. And much like then, Gossip Cop is told that In Touch is again out of touch when it comes to the couple’s marriage. A divorce announcement is NOT imminent.