"She is known for not commenting on her personal life and not giving in to the chatter," said ETonline senior editor Sophie Schillaci.
Then there are her rabid fans -- the BeyHive -- that is quick to come to her defense on social media. Their fierce protectiveness was hilariously skewered on Saturday Night Live in a digital short called The Beygency.
Recent rumors have suggested that Beyonce and husband Jay Z may be living separate lives on their On the Run tour, which ends on September 13 in Paris.
Watch the video to find out why a breakup could actually expand Beyonce's power base.