AceShowbiz - Jay-Z could have lost Beyonce Knowles, if it wasn't for their oldest daughter, Blue Ivy. According to a source, Bey struggled to trust her rapper husband following his cheating scandal, and if it wasn't for their 5-year-old daughter, the powerhouse couple might not be together.
Speaking to PEOPLE in this week's issue, the source says that "it was very rough for them to stay married." The source explains, "It took Beyonce a long time to trust again. She was struggling to move on and forgive. But keeping her family together was very important."
"If it's wasn't for Blue Ivy, they might not be together," adds the insider of the couple, who worked through their marital problems in therapy. "It took them years to get to the point where they are now." The insider goes on saying that today, Bey and Jay, who have been married for nearly a decade, "are very proud that they overcame huge marital issues and happy they were able to move on as a family."
The couple welcomed twins Rumi and Sir in June, just two months before purchasing an $88 million Bel-Air mansion. And according to the insider, having more babies together made the Hollywood power couple "even closer."
This comes after Jay spoke up about his past infidelity for the first time in an extensive interview with T: The New York Times Magazine. The "Empire State of Mind" rapper told the mag that "the hardest thing is seeing pain on someone's face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself." He added, "So, you know, most people don't want to do that. You don't want to look inside yourself. And so you walk away."
Jay revealed that music helped him and Beyonce make things work in their rocky marriage. "We were using our art almost like a therapy session," he explained. "And we started making music together." He continued, "And then the music she was making at the time was further along. So her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on."