Beyonce goes house hunting alone amid rumour of marriage breakdown

Beyonce is reportedly house hunting without husband Jay Z as rumours of a marriage breakdown heat up.

The music power couple have been battling rumours of a marriage breakdown since Beyonce’s sister Solange attacked Jay Z in an elevator back in May.

Adding fuel to fire, Beyonce allegedly went apartment hunting in New York without husband Jay Z.

According to the New York Post, the 32-year-old toured a $21.5 million penthouse in Chelsea last month “on the sly.”

“She was very quiet, as if she was looking on the sly,” a source told the publication.

Insiders told the paper that Jay Z’s alleged absence is telling because he has always played a strong role in their real estate searches.

The West 19th Street apartment that Beyonce reportedly looked at is less than half the size of their current 8,309-square-foot apartment in Tribeca.

“I can say with certainty that Jay is not downsizing,” a source said.

Sources speculated the penthouse is for the star and her and Jay Z’s two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

“There’s no way a $20 million apartment is for her mother or her sister. That would be wildly unlikely,” the source said.