Beyoncé’s mom wants everyone to stop making assumptions about the star’s sanity. Tina Knowles, 67, has spoken publicly in response to fan speculation Beyonce is struggling with social anxiety.
The rumors started when fans began analyzing photos of Beyonce, 39, and her husband Jay-Z, 51, in public, noting that the rapper often rubbed his wife’s leg. Fans believe he’s doing this to relieve any social anxiety Beyoncé may be feeling.
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Tina Knowles dispelled all the rumors with a simple social media post offering a different explanation for “The Jayonce Leg Rub,” as the phenomenon has now been labeled.
And Tina’s explanation is pretty straightforward: Jay-Z loves his wife.
“When you love someone and you love them, you just wanna touch them!” Me and Richard are still touching even if it’s just our feet! Yes!! It’s what you do, ”she wrote on Instagram, referring to her own husband, Richard Lawson.
“For those of you who don’t understand, sometimes try it works !! Human Touch is the way you stay connected !! [sic]Knowles added.
Knowles then went directly to social anxiety issues, writing, “Such funny people saying she has anxiety in public and that’s why he touches her!” Lord people !!!! [Y’all] can turn something good and healthy into something that is not !!! Stop that!!!!! [sic]”
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Beyonce and Jay-Z have been married since 2008 and are clearly still very much in love after 13 years of marriage. The couple share three children: Blue Ivy, 9, and twins Rumi and Sir, 3.