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Beyonce apartment hunting on the sly, divorce rumors escalate

Beyonce has been seen secretly sneaking around looking at $20 million dollar penthouse apartments behind Jay Z’s back.  News outlets are viewing this as further proof that a Beyonce - Jay Z divorce is imminent if Beyonce is planning to move out.
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Beyonce is reportedly sneaking around secretly checking out apartments behind Jay Z’s back. The singer’s on-the-sly hunt for a new place to live only adds fuel to the rumors that Beyonce and Jay Z are on the verge of divorce. According to Page Six, (a column in the New York Post) on July 28, Beyonce looked at a $21.5 million Chelsea penthouse early last month, just weeks after the widely publicized Solange-Jay Z fight.

What makes Beyonce’s apartment search so suspicious is that Jay. Z was nowhere in sight. Sources close to the couple say that Jay Z has always been actively involved in all of the power couple’s real estate deals in the past. On July 29, the New York Daily News and numerous other media outlets are reporting that this as an indication that Beyonce is making plans to leave Jay Z, and that the divorce rumors about them are probably true.

According to a July 29 news report from Realty Today, the penthouse apartment Beyonce viewed in located on West 19th street in New York City and is 4,054 square feet in size. When compared to where Beyonce and Jay Z currently live, their deluxe, 8,309-square-foot Triibeca apartment is more than twice the size.

The posh five-bedroom condo Beyonce has her eye on is a duplex unit which features high ceilings, hardwood floors, stone-tiles and floor-to-ceiling windows. In addition to five bedrooms and five and a half baths, the penthouse apartment also contains a large mixed dining /living area, double fireplaces, a modern gourmet kitchen, a cozy library, a laundry, and an office. It overlooks the Empire State Building and has a huge terrace which offers panoramic views.

A news article on July 29 from Crushable.com eliminated the possibility that Beyonce’s secret apartment search might not be what it seems. A friend of the couple said they could state with certainty that they know Jay Z was not looking to move or downsize. Other sources close to Beyonce and Jay Z are reasonably sure that , Beyonce would not be purchasing an apartment in that price range ($20 million) for her mother, Tina Knowles, her sister, Solange, or anyone other than herself.

It has been confirmed that the apartment Beyonce has her eye on is currently owned by Paul and Carol Kleinberg, the founders of an electrical contracting firm. The deluxe condo is being marketed by Town Residential realtors Wilbur Gonzalez and Adam Taylor, who have refused to comment on this developing news. Beyonce and Jay Z are currently in the midst of their nationwide On the Run tour.