Beyonce Goes Apartment Hunting in Chelsea Without Jay Z?

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Beyonce was recently spotted apartment hunting in New York amid claims that she and Jay Z are having marriage problems.

The "Partition" singer, 31, reportedly looked at a $21.5 million Chelsea penthouse last month, but Jay Z, 44, was not present. The couple is currently in the midst of their "On The Run" tour and they have been subject to ongoing split reports in recent months.

"She was very quiet, as if she was looking on the sly," a source told the New York Post's Page Six. "There's no way a $20 million apartment is for her mother or her sister. That would be wildly unlikely."

(Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California January 26, 2014.

In May, the hip-hop power couple sparked reports of marital woes due to Jay's infamous elevator incident involving Beyonce's sister Solange.

While they all insist they have moved on from what occurred, insiders claim the incident is a reflection of the problems within Beyonce and Jay's marriage.

A new report claims the pair will announce their separation after their current tour ends but the couple has yet to publicly address split rumors.

"They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing ... This is a huge concert tour and they've already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front," a source told the New York Post's Page Six. "There are no rings, if you haven't noticed."

In May, photos showing Beyonce's faded ring tattoo surfaced online which did little to dispel strained marriage rumors. The "Drunk In Love" singers wed on April 4, 2008 and they have matching tattoos on their ring fingers of Roman numerals "IV" for the number 4 to signify their union.

"Jay's been telling his friends that Beyonce is getting her ring tattoo removed, the one they got when they were married," a source told

"He just sorta shrugs it off though saying 'Nothing is forever,'" the source added.