Does Beyonce and Jay Z’s body language at the Video Music Awards say they have marriage problems? Ever since Jay Z was attacked in an elevator by Beyonce’s sister, Solange – there has been constant rumours that the couple is on the verge of breaking up. There has been news about Beyonce looking to buy a new home. The couple has been alleged to sleep in different hotel rooms during their tour. No matter what they do to prove they’re still together, even when Beyonce’s mother said the couple has no marital problems, the separation/divorce rumours keep on coming.
To prove the couple’s marriage is still not in a good state, the New York Post hired a body language expert to analyse Beyonce and Jay Z’s body language during the MTV Video Music Award ceremony. Below is what Florida Court, the body language expert has to say.
“She’s giving a false smile,” Constantine says. If she were really happy, her eyebrows would be lifted and her eyes would be more open.
Jay Z’s face
“This is what we call a flat face,” Constantine says. “There’s no expression whatsoever.” Happiness would be indicated by upturned corners of the mouth. But he’s less strained than Beyoncé.
“Neither one of them is looking at each other,” says body language expert Susan Constantine. “Their interest is more in their daughter.”
Beyoncé’s hand over midsection
She’s blocking her stomach area — the home of emotions in the body — indicating a feeling of vulnerability. Were she feeling comfortable, she’d expose her midsection.
Her hips are angled away from her husband, indicating disassociation. “In other [older] photos, you see Beyoncé leaning into her husband,” Constantine says.
Her hands are clasped in a prayer-like way. Happiness would be indicated by raised arms and an extended body. Instead, she’s making herself small. “Maybe she’s praying her parents get back together,” Constantine says.
See more photos of Beyonce, Jay-Z and their daughter, at the VMAs.