Beyoncé's Mom Weighs In on Claim Singer Is Battling Social Anxiety

After Jay-Z was spotted rubbing Beyoncé's leg at a basketball game, there's been speculation the move is proof of the singer's alleged anxiety. Not according to Tina Knowles!

By Samantha Schnurr Jun 07, 2021 3:12 PMTags
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Anxiety? According to Tina Knowles, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are just crazy in love. 

The Hollywood power couple was spotted on the sidelines at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, June 5 as the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks went head to head. Notable basketball fans, the longtime couple has been known to spend date nights courtside since the early 2000s as their romance blossomed. 

While on the sidelines, fans have noticed the world-famous rapper often rubs his wife's leg, a move that has been coined by some as the "Jayoncé leg rub." As pictures of the sweet moment over the years have been circulating online, claims have emerged that the leg rub is to help with Beyoncé's purported anxiety. 

It seems the rumor made its way to Bey's mom because Tina weighed in on the chatter in an Instagram post on Sunday, June 6. 

"When you love someone and like them you just want to touch them !" she captioned a collage of Jay-Z's rub. Referencing her husband Richard Lawson, she continued, "Me and Richard are always touching even if it's just our feet ! Yeah!! That's what you do !"

"For those of you who don't understand , Try it sometimes it works !!" she encouraged. "Human Touch is how you stay connected!!"

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Addressing the claims directly, Tina was crystal clear. "So comical people saying she has anxiety in public and that's why he touches her ! Lord people !!!!" she concluded. "Yal can turn something good and healthy into something That it's not !!! Stop that!!!!! BTW if someone has anxiety then it is great for their partner to touch them to calm and reassure them. That's a beautiful thing . It just happens to be not the case here."

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However the two stars show their love for each other, it's clearly working. With three kids and more than a decade of marriage under their belt, this couple continues to defy the odds in Hollywood. 

Sounds like their beloved hit was right all those years ago: "I touch on you more and more every time."

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