Is Rihanna at the heart of Jay Z and Beyoncé’s marital problems?

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For months now, Jay Z and Beyoncé have been under a gargantuan amount of scrutiny and suspicion from fans as media outlets report story after story about the couple’s alleged marriage problems. And while people all over the globe speculate about whether rumors of an inevitable divorce are true, an old rumor has popped up in the spotlight, once again, claiming that Rihanna is at the heart of their marital drama.

According to Page Six, a source claiming to be close to the couple says that, despite initial reports that claim Solange’s Met Gala attack on Jay Z was over his alleged ex, designer Rachel Roy, the fight was really over his alleged affair with his protégé, Rihanna.

“Solange was like, ‘Enough is enough — you must be [screwing] Rihanna,’” says the source. “To many people who know them, they know it’s not out of the realm of possibility.”

The source also claims that Jay was initially the one trying to woo Beyoncé and that she initially declined his come ons. Bey’s relationship began as a mutually beneficial business-style romance that allowed both of them to raise their star power in the industry.

“Jay’s a kingmaker; she recognized that. This was a come-up for her, no question. She had to learn the ropes as presented by Jay — but really, this was mostly about business,” said the source. As for dating others, the source said, “they each had guilty pleasures.”

However, real feelings did emerge between them, but the source claims that whatever love they had for each other is now dying and that the couple is now concerned with how to maintain their power couple image, as well as their fortune, in the media.

“Knowing them as I do, obviously there’s a little something to certain rumors,” the source says. “When your man or your woman isn’t getting it done for you, and I’m talking emotionally, not necessarily sexually… they keep things quiet.”

“There’s face-saving involved — they don’t want to be looked at like other celebrities out there,” the source added. “They are business people first, entertainers second. Husband and wife comes somewhere down the line.”

Outside of the Solange attack video, there’s still no solid proof that Jay and Bey’s marriage is on the rocks, but with so many stories about their supposed crumbling marriage, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to continue to believe their marriage is as pristine as many initially believed. – nicholas robinson

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