Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles – married for 9 years – have weathered the storm when it came to the issues surrounding their high profile marriage, specifically the hip-hop star’s alleged cheating.
A source is revealing that if it wasn’t for the power couple’s oldest daughter Blue and lots of therapy, they may not be together today.
“It was very rough for them to stay married,” an insider tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “It took Beyoncé 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 issues in therapy. “It took them years to get to the point where they are now.”
The source adds the couple, who are now parents to THREE children, “are very proud that they overcame huge marital issues and happy they were able to move on as a family. Having more babies together made them even closer.”