While music's hottest duo, Beyoncé and Jay Z, have been packing on the PDA in front of scores of fans attending their 2014 On the Run Tour concerts this summer, recent breakup rumors and their onstage behavior at a recent show sparks the question: Is their flame still burning?
The power couple, who have not commented on the relationship reports directly (although Bey has posted cryptic Instagram pics), seemed less "crazy in love" than usual while performing in front of some 40,000 fans at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
The show portrayed different stages of a relationship: Happiness, heartache and forgiveness. Check out 5 highlights from the concert, the second-to-last stop on their U.S.-leg of the On The Run tour. The two are set to perform two shows in Paris on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13.
1. Subdued Beyoncé
Bey appeared less energetic than at previous On the Run concerts and her display of affection towards Jay Z often seemed staged. She occasionally smiled and danced alongside her hubby playfully but the two did not have a lot of interaction when they weren't performing a song together.
2. Emotions run high
Beyoncé appeared teary while performing her song "Resentment," in which she sang the lyric, "Been ridin' with you for 12 years why did I deserve / To be treated this way by you"—which was changed several weeks ago from "six years" to reflect the start of the singer's relationship with Jay Z in 2002. The two wed in 2006 and have a 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
Both Jay Z and Beyoncé appeared emotional at the end of the concert, during which personal photos were displayed to the audience. Bey also walked offstage while draping her arm around her hubby and rubbing his side affectionately.
3. Fake PDAs?
The two wowed audiences worldwide with a sexy performance of Beyoncé's song "Drunk in Love" at the 2014 Grammys and replicated the steaminess onstage while touring. But at Tuesday's concert, Beyoncé seemed reserved and less flirty than usual towards her husband as they performed the song and also appeared distant when he kissed her on the cheek and hugged her at the end of it.
The two also engaged in what seemed to be a quick, frigid, forced peck on the mouth at the conclusion of the concert. They moved farther apart from each other after it.
Amid the breakup rumors, the pair had earlier this week raised eyebrows when they did not seem to interact backstage during their performance at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The two also did not spent time together at an after party. On Tuesday, E! News learned that Beyoncé has been taking meetings to discuss the future of her assets (although this is not unusual for celebrities). She and Jay Z are both estimated to be worth almost $1 billion.
—Reporting by Elizabeth Florer