For the first time in several years, Beyonce walked the red carpet solo at the Met Gala in NYC. And RadarOnline.com has learned the secret reason why Jay Z was not by her side!
A source close to the 35-year-old "Single Ladies" superstar singer said, "Jay Z chose to not be there with Beyonce at the gala and the after-party."
Instead, Radar has learned that the 46-year-old rap mogul and father to Beyonce's four-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, flew to the other side of the country to stay at the couple's home in Bel Air, Calif.
Said the source, "It didn't seem like he had a really good reason for skipping the event."
As reported, Beyonce and Jay Z's already fractured marriage disintegrated even further last month when Beyonce dropped Lemonade, a new album that was filled with accusations that Jay Z had cheated on her with numerous women.
But even though Jay Z ditched his wife last night, she was the one to have the last laugh.
As Radar reported, Queen B threw major shade at her estranged husband at one after-party by posing for a selfie with Rita Ora, 25. As fans around the world now know, Ora is one of the women accused of being the infamous "Becky with the good hair" who cheated with Beyonce.
In addition, Beyonce was NOT wearing her wedding ring.
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