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Beyonce’s “Lemonade” has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue since it debuted last Saturday. One of the most frequently asked questions for the first thirty minutes of the HBO special was “did Beyonce just tell the world she’s getting a divorce?” While Jay-Z showed up later and the two looked as affectionate as ever, there was definitely a rift between the two a couple of years ago.

“They definitely went through a rough patch a couple years ago, but they came out stronger in the end,” a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE.”

It seemed weird to many that a notoriously private couple would air their grievances out in this manner. As it turns out, that elevator incident with Solange and Jay were the culmination of long boiling tensions.

“In 2014, whispers of an impending split reached a fevered pitch after video leaked of the “Formation” singer’s sister Solange attacking her brother-in-law in an elevator after the Met Ball. At the time, sources told PEOPLE fashion designer Rachel Roy provoked Solange.”

According to PEOPLE and Lemonade, things had gotten dicey but the two were able to hold out and make it through the rough patch. The couple renewed their nuptials in fall of 2014 and Jay-Z has been “very supportive of [her].”

SOURCE: PEOPLE | PHOTO: Beyonce’s Album Cover



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