BEY AND J AY PUT A RING ON I T ( AGAIN)
AS BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z kicked off their On The Run II tour last week, it seemed proof that their marriage has never been stronger. Not least because of video footage playing while the couple performed Perfect and Forever Young, showing the pair at a ceremony, dressed all in white, apparently renewing their wedding vows.
Now, Grazia can reveal that the intimate ceremony occurred in April in Malibu, with one source revealing, ‘It was Jay’s idea; he wanted to recommit to Beyoncé in front of their closest friends and family after the humiliation and heartbreak he’d put her through, as well as to mark their 10-year anniversary. It wasn’t some big VIP guest list, it was an intimate affair,’ says a source.
The renewal comes after the widely-documented troubles in their marriage, which exploded in 2014 when TMZ leaked footage of an altercation between Jay and Beyoncé’s sister Solange in a lift, after a Met Gala party. It was later revealed that Jay’s alleged infidelity was the cause of the row, which would go on to inspire Beyoncé’s Lemonade, and Jay’s 4:44.
The ceremony was apparently a sign that the couple have drawn a line under the volatile period. ‘ They are in such an amazing place after all the arguing and distrust that they’ve had,’ says a source. They joke now in front of their friends about the fact that they almost got divorced. It’s no secret that Beyoncé nearly walked away before they had the twins.’
Jay admitted to chat show host David Letterman this year that he and Beyoncé underwent therapy to tackle their marital issues, explaining, ‘ We love each other, so we really put in the work for years.’
‘Jay had to do a lot to prove he was committed and would never do what he did again,’ said the insider. ‘ They are now celebrating their love in a way they hadn’t done for years. The tour is the perfect way for them to do that.’
Beyoncé and Jay Z on stage in Cardiff last week, with video footage of their intimate ceremony