Brooklyn born-and-bred music mogul Jay Z and his wife, pop star Beyoncé, reportedly are moving their permanent residence from New York to Los Angeles, though they will keep their Manhattan apartment.
Us Weekly yesterday said rapper-producer Jay Z, 45, and Beyoncé, 33, who were seen last month looking at homes in Los Angeles' tony Bel-Air neighborhood, were influenced by friends suggesting the move, most notably Gwyneth Paltrow. The magazine said the couple's daughter, Blue Ivy, who turned 3 in January, might attend the same school as Paltrow's daughter, Apple, 10, and son, Moses, 8.
TMZ.com added that Jay Z and Beyoncé already have enrolled Blue Ivy into the toddler program at a private school the website declined to name, but which it said charges $15,080 a year in tuition. TMZ also said that the child was admitted halfway through the school year, though the school generally only accepts students at the beginning of its year.
Us said the couple do not plan to sell their New York home, an 8,000-square-foot apartment in TriBeCa, which Jay Z reportedly bought for $6.85 million in 2004, four years before he and Beyoncé married. The two, who have been together since 2002, held their wedding reception at the apartment, with Paltrow among the guests, according to People magazine at the time.
Jay Z's spokeswoman did not respond to Newsday's request for comment.
Last year, the couple rented a three-story, 16,000-square-foot home in Los Angeles' exclusive Holmby Hills neighborhood, according to Variety.