Beyoncé and Jay Z 'Came Out Stronger in the End' After a Rocky Few Years, Says Source

The power couple "wanted to prove to everyone that they wouldn't break up," says the source

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The Bey-hive is still buzzing over all the bombshells dropped in Lemonade, but Beyoncé and Jay Z have put the drama behind them.

“They definitely went through a rough patch a couple years ago, but they came out stronger in the end,” a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE.

On Beyoncé’s sixth studio album, infidelity is a major theme throughout many of the tracks (the witch-hunt is still on for “Becky with the good hair”), but forgiveness and recommitment is also featured prominently.

In 2014, whispers of an impending split reached a fevered pitch after video leaked of the “Formation” singer’s sister Solange attacking her brother-in-law in an elevator after the Met Ball.

At the time, sources told PEOPLE fashion designer Rachel Roy provoked Solange.

On Saturday, Roy posted a photo on Instagram seemingly identifying herself as “Becky,” but the designer released a statement Tuesday denying she is the woman at the center of the cheating rumors. Singer Rita Ora – after being attacked by Beyoncé fans for possibly being “Becky” as well – denied the accusations on Twitter, saying she has “nothing but the [utmost] respect for Beyonce.”

For more on Beyoncé and Jay Z, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

After spending the summer touring together, Beyoncé and Jay Z renewed their vows in fall 2014. “I think they almost wanted to prove to everyone that they wouldn’t break up,” says the source.

Since then, the duo have put on a united front, spending time with their 4-year-old daughter Blue Ivy and traveling as a family. At the Super Bowl (where Beyoncé performed during the halftime show), the rapper “was her biggest fan,” says the source. “They were very affectionate all weekend and he helped her celebrate after her big performance.”

Adds the source: “Jay’s been very supportive of Beyoncé.”

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