Kris Jenner Explains Why Beyoncé and Jay Z Didn't Attend Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Wedding

Mother of the bride also gushed about her new son-in-law

By Lily Harrison Jun 10, 2014 4:19 PMTags
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Kris Jenner is spilling the beans on why Beyoncé and Jay Z were no-shows at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding last month.

During an interview with Australia radio station KIIS 106.5 FM on Tuesday, the E! reality star shared that Kimye's wedding weekend was unaffected by the power couple's absence.

"There was so much commotion and excitement, I never really gave that a second thought," Kim's mother explained.

"If you had been there, you would have thought that was the last thing on anyone's mind." 

She added, "[I] just assumed they were working."

And despite being in the Hamptons with her hubby and daughter Blue Ivy, Bey took to Instagram to send the newlyweds well wishes.

"Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love," she wrote alongside a photo from Kimye's Vogue spread. "God bless your beautiful family."

Bey and Jay may very well have been working over Memorial Day Weekend—when Kim and Kanye tied the knot in Florence—but our sources told us at the time that there was another reason they didn't show up.

"Given Kim and Kanye's list of celeb friends, surprisingly, they didn't invite that many," an insider explained. "They wanted it to be a small and intimate wedding. Jay Z and Beyoncé were invited but didn't come, seemingly to avoid drama from Rachel Roy who was going. In the end, the wedding was full of love and super intimate."

You may recall that Solange and Roy reportedly had a run-in at one of the after-parties at the 2014 Met Gala, which lead to the infamous elevator scuffle between Bey's sister and husband.

"It was very un-Hollywood," the source dished. "It might appear like it was something over the top, but it was very much focused on the important things that matter most." 

Tune in for a brand-new episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians next Sunday at 9 p.m. on E!