He was expected to be best man, so some people were shocked when Jay Z and Beyoncé skipped Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding.
Instead of heading to Florence, Italy for the nuptials, the couple enjoyed a quiet weekend together in The Hamptons.
The two stars were seen arriving back in New York City on Monday and hopping off a helicopter.
Jet set couple: Beyonce was seen stepping off a helicopter on Monday in New York City following a weekend in The Hamptons
Beyoncé appeared to be wearing a white tank top and jeans, and minders were spotted helping her and her luggage out of the chopper.
Meanwhile Jay Z wore a patriotic American flag T-shirt to mark Memorial Day, along with stonewashed jeans and white trainers, and a black jumper slung over his shoulders.
Their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy was not seen, although an owl backpack suggested she might have been lifted out of the helicopter just after her mother stepped off it.
Patriotic: Jay Z marked Memorial Day with an American flag T-shirt, along with stonewashed jeans and trainers
Queen Bey: Later that day the singer shared a photo of her impressive manicure on Instagram while in the car
As Kim and Kanye’s wedding got underway on Saturday, Beyoncé shared a make-up free selfie from bed, while also showing off her long braids.
But the 32-year-old did take the time to send the newlyweds her well wishes.
She posted a photo to Instagram of Kim, Kanye and North along with the words: ‘Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family.’
Natural beauty: Beyonce shared this make-up free photo on Instagram as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding got underway on Saturday
Snub: It was a shock when the couple skipped the Florence nuptials as Jay Z was expected to be best man. Beyonce and Jay Z are seen with Kanye and Kim at the BET Awards in 2012
It is thought that their decision to snub the wedding, held at Florence’s Forte di Belvedere, may have had something to do with avoiding an awkward run-in with Rachel Roy.
Earlier this month Beyoncé’s sister Solange had a brawl in an elevator after the Met Gala with Jay Z, and Hollywood Life reports that it had to do with Rachel’s ‘too close’ relationship with the rapper.
It was previously claimed by Radar Online that Beyonce declared that ‘under no circumstances will she be a part of any filming on the wedding day if it’s for Kim’s reality show.’
Avoiding an awkward run-in?: It has been rumoured that the couple didn’t want to see Rachel Roy, who is seen in Italy for the ceremony on Saturday