(Hollywood Gossip) - A woman named Tina Seals has reportedly filed a maternity lawsuit in Manhattan in which she claims to be the mother of Blue Ivy Carter, Jay Z and Beyonce's only child.
The rumored legal document alleges that Seals is seeking "to verify whether she is the biological mother" of the toddler and that she was "previously associated" in some way with defendants "Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z Carter."
It's nearly unheard of for a woman to file a maternity lawsuit because this somehow means Seals believes SHE gave birth to Blue Ivy instead of Beyonce... which is just an odd thing for the latter to have covered up and/or the former to have allowed.
Could she have had an affair with Jay Z, given the child up for adoption to the couple and is now having second thoughts?
It's unclear, and it could be complete BS - but this scandal comes amidst incessant chatter that Jay Z and Beyonce are on the outs.
They've been touring together for weeks, but many close to the stars say the singers scarcely talk off stage and that "no one will be surprised" when they split.
Jay Z, meanwhile, has been rumored to have stepped out on Beyonce with everyone from Rihanna to some artist named Liv... and now with Tina Seals as well. Or perhaps she acted as a surrogate.
For what it's worth, talk did spring up on October 2011 that Beyonce was wearing a prosthetic belly and faking her pregnancy (notice the alleged fold in this video?), an allegation the artist's rep labeled as "ridiculous."