Is Beyoncé Apartment Hunting for Her Own Place?

By: Barbara DeFranco / July 29, 2014

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Amid split rumors that are not going away, Beyoncé is now said to be searching for her own place without husband Jay Z’s knowledge. The New York Post reports the 32-year-old “XO” singer looked at a $21.5 million penthouse in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood early last month, just weeks after the Elevator Incident.

The Post claims Bey “was very quiet, as if she was looking on the sly” when she checked out the posh pad in June.

Speculation has been mounting that the “Halo” songstress and the “99 Problems” rapper are headed for divorce, and the newspaper says it’s a matter of how not if the couple will break up. “There’s face-saving involved — they don’t want to be looked at like other celebrities out there. They are business people first, entertainers second. Husband and wife comes somewhere down the line.”

The NYP also says Jay is usually “extremely involved in their real estate deals,” but on this occasion the Rocawear mogul did not accompany his wife of six years.

Beyoncé and Jay Z currently reside together in a  8,309-square-foot apartment in Tribeca. The Chelsea crib Bey checked out is half the size, further suggesting it’s ideal for the Queen and her princess, 2-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 Post’s source conjectured.