If Beyoncé and Jay-Z did in fact get married in a small ceremony at the hip-hop mogul's TriBeCa apartment Friday night, as several Web sites reported Saturday, he was already scheduled to spend Saturday night -- and Sunday night, for that matter -- with another woman.
Jay-Z's "Heart of the City" tour with Mary J. Blige, which stopped at Nassau Coliseum last month, was set to go on as scheduled in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday night and in Washington, D.C., Sunday night, which doesn't make for much of a honeymoon for the reported newlyweds.
So what exactly is going on? Hard to say. There's no official word from representatives of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. People.com reported Saturday that the couple got married in a small ceremony Friday night that included their families and close friends. Among those spotted heading into Jay-Z's apartment Friday night were Beyoncé's fellow Destiny Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams and actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin.
Wedding buzz for the couple, who have never publicly acknowledged their relationship, began Tuesday when they received a marriage license in Scarsdale, N.Y. When a tent was set up on top of the apartment building and flowers and party supplies began arriving, rumors switched into overdrive. However, Jay-Z could have been celebrating the completion of his reported $150-million partnership with Live Nation for all his music-related businesses.
"It [the wedding] happened earlier this evening," a friend of the couple told People.com. "Jay wanted it to be a really private affair -- close friends and family."