Can Beyonce & Jay-Z make it work?

The couple put on a united front at this year’s Met Gala, but insiders say tensions are still running high


by Closer Staff |
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All eyes were on music’s most powerful couple last week as they made a show-stopping entrance at the prestigious Met Gala in New York – with Beyoncé wowing crowds in a sheer Givenchy gown while her sharply-suited husband Jay-Z looked on.

But last year, the couple made headlines at the same event for all the wrong reasons when CCTV footage showed Beyoncé’s sister Solange attacking Jay-Z in a lift while the singer looked on passively.

At the time, reports raged that Solange had accused Jay-Z of being “too flirtatious” with fashion designer Rachel Roy. Jay-Z and Beyoncé, 33, then failed to attend close friend Kanye West’s wedding to Kim Kardashian later that month – at which Rachel was a guest.

And, whilst on the surface Beyoncé and Jay-Z, 45, appear to have bounced back from the scandal, insiders say the couple’s eight-year marriage is still sometimes volatile – and they even rowed before the Met Gala.

Solange was caught on CCTV attacking Jay Z at last year's Met Gala
Solange was caught on CCTV attacking Jay Z at last year's Met Gala

A source says: “Beyoncé and Jay got into a bust-up on the way there. They were both on edge after last year and Beyoncé told Jay he wasn’t allowed to leave her side – he then told her he didn’t want to feel on a leash.

"It led to some strong words. They put on smiles for the camera but there was tension behind the scenes."

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