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One of the most-anticpated events in the music industry, the 2016 Video Music Awards (VMAs) took place on August 28, in New York. The star-studded event saw the debut of new celebrity trends, such as Queen Bey’s gorgeous feathery frock, with a wing-shaped collar. She showed up with her adorable daughter, Blue Ivy, but sans husband Jay-Z, who was conspicuous by his absence. Die-hard fans of the power couple are frantically Googling terms like, “Beyonce and Jay Z divorce,” “Beyonce and Jay Z lemonade,” “Are Beyonce and Jay Z together?”, “Did Jay Z cheat on Beyonce?”, “Is Beyonce still married?” and “Beyonce VMA 2016 performance.” But don’t worry; we’ll put all the rumors to rest right here.

Beyonce 2016 VMA Performance

In the latest news, Beyonce’s VMAs performance reinstated her designation as Queen Bey. Her power-packed performance at the 2016 VMAs showcased her song, “Formation” surrounded by dozens of dancers, forming the symbol for woman. Naturally, her phenomenal piece ended with a standing ovation. She may have stunned the audience with her on-stage show, but her off-stage white carpet arrival was flawless, as well. With 11 nominations, Beyonce looked every bit the queen she is, in her designer Francesco Scognamiglio dress, accentuated by Lorraine Schwartz’s diamond jewelry.

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Obviously, fans are wondering whether Beyonce and Jay Z are still together, after rumors surfaced that Jay Z cheated on Beyonce. So, if you want to know whether Beyonce is still married, the answer is yes she is! Sunday’s event started off with a bang, as the beautiful singer walked the white carpet with her four-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. However, hubby Jay Z’s absence did not go unnoticed, and the Beyhive got talking about the current state of their (8 year) marriage. Beyonce refused to add fuel to the fire, calling Jay Z an “incredible husband,” as she accepted her award for Video of the Year.

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Did Jay Z Cheat on Beyonce?

Beyonce and Jay Z wed in 2008, and have been dogged by cheating rumors ever since. The rapper has been accused of cheating on Beyonce for years, but the matter went overboard when Beyonce released her latest visual album, Lemonade. In a song titled “Sorry”, Beyonce allegedly called out Jay Z for his infidelity, and has referenced his mistress calling her, “Becky with the good hair.” Obviously, fans put their investigative skills to the test and went on a hunting expedition to uncover the identity of the woman Jay Z cheated on Beyonce with. Some assumed that the mistress was the fashion designer, Rachel Roy, while others pointed fingers at singers like Rihanna and Rita Ora. Of course, no one can say for sure, since there has never been any actual proof of Jay Z having an affair.

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Are Beyonce and Jay Z Together?

Putting all the rumors to bed, the couple was spotted on a family vacation in Italy, earlier this month. Beyonce and Jay Z looked very much in love and were photographed holding hands, as she took a break from her Formation World Tour, which will recommence in September. A source stated, “(They) are having a great time away (and) seem to really be happy together. They have had many romantic moments.”

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However, all the divorce speculations haven’t been unfounded either. Jay Z and Beyonce have previously been photographed without their wedding rings, and  Beyonce even made a solo appearance at the Met Gala in May. Insiders speculated that the divorce and cheating rumors were just a ploy to boost Beyonce’s album sales. A source revealed, “They thought it was a good move that Beyoncé go alone this year to the Met. They aren’t fighting, but they thought it would be a better look if she came solo for her new album and all the hype that was attached to it.” Allegedly, Jay Z even knew about Beyonce’s plan beforehand. “Jay was involved in the creation of ‘Lemonade’ and knew every song Bey was going to release. He knew the lyrics; he knew the implications. He had to approve the songs before release. Jay is a very smart businessman… bottom line is that they are both really smart, and they both saw dollar signs.”

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