Watch Beyoncé and Jay Z Try to Shut Down Divorce Rumors at the VMAs

Aug 25, 2014

Rumors have been swirling for months that power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z have hit the rocks during their On the Run Tour and are headed for a split. But Jay and Bey tried to put those suspicions to bed (in a not-particularly-subtle way) at the MTV Video Music Awards, when the rapper and the couple's daughter, Blue Ivy, presented mom Beyoncé with her lifetime achievement awards.

Jay Z and Blue Ivy watched Beyoncé perform songs from her latest album before taking the stage to honor the pop star; then Beyoncé cried as she took her award from her husband and her young daughter. The two locked lips, dispelling any notion, for the moment at least, that there's trouble in paradisea show of marital bliss for all the world to see. Well played, Jay and Bey. Well played.

"I have nothing to say, but I'm filled with so much gratitude," Beyoncé said. "I thank God for this moment. I love y'all so much. Blue Blue, I love you. My beloved, I love you. My fans, I love you. MTV, I love you. Goodnight."

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Taylor Swift attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images
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2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
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Taylor Swift attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.
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