Rumors have been swirling for months that Beyonce and Jay Z could be filing divorce papers before the end of their joint On The Run tour next month—but a new report suggests the hip-hop power couple is completely faking their marital issues.
Publicist Jonathan Hay, who claims to know Jay Z, tells The U.K.’s Sun newspaper that he believes the marriage crisis was all a carefully crafted stunt to increase ticket sales for the pair’s summer On The Run tour.
“They are driving interest for the tour,” Hay said. “If you look at the timing of these stories, I don’t think this is a coincidence.”
“So then we had the elevator fight and since then the tour has been written about every single night and ticket sales have increased,” Hay added, referring to Beyonce’s sister Solange’s infamous physical outburst at Jay Z after the Met Gala in May.
“Once the tour is over, they will put a stop to these stories and show everything is fine at home,” Hay predicts.
So far, neither Beyonce or Jay Z, 44, have publicly commented about the marriage rumors, though the 32-year-old mother of Blue Ivy, 2, posted a sexy photo of herself donning a “Carter” jersey yesterday. (Hubby Jay Z’s legal name is Sean Carter.)