Beyonce is reportedly looking for a new place to live ... without Jay Z.

Maybe she wants to surprise him.

The ubersuperduperstar was seen checking out a $21.5 million penthouse in Chelsea, close to the building in which Katie Holmes barricaded herself after her divorce from Tom Cruise, a source reportedly told New York Daily News.

The newspaper reported that listing brokers Wilbur Gonzalez and Adam Taylor of Town Residential declined to comment.

The development is the latest in what seems to be a growing amount of evidence that all is not well in the world of entertainment's most powerful couple, as the Daily News reports Jay Z is usually involved in the pair's real estate decisions. The source supposedly said the rapper was not at the showing.

Rumors have swirled since Mr. Z was involved in a physical confrontation in a New York elevator with Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles in May. At the times, stories circulated that Solange was angry over her brother-in-law's involvement with other women.

Beyonce and her husband are currently on a summer tour -- during which Beyonce has at least once changed lyrics to songs, leading some to believe she's expressing displeasure with Jay Z.

Maybe they could both hire singing lawyers and sell it pay-per-view.

The latest rumors, reported by multiple outlets, say the couple is waiting for the tour to end before separating.


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