Who's Rachel Roy? 11 Facts About Beyonce's (Maybe) Nemesis

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Who is designer Rachel Roy, an alleged central figure in the Beyonce vs. Jay Z vs. Solange drama?

Beyonce, hubby Jay Z and sister Solange put on a united front and issued a statement assuming responsibility for their actions in their no-love-in-an-elevator squabble seen and discussed 'round the world. Still, we're not ready to move on, even though they are.

Designer Rachel Roy, who has both professional and personal ties to The Hova, since she was married to his onetime biz partner Damon Dash, is factoring into this mess.

Rumor has it the ex of Jay's ex — still with us? — got too close to the rapper, sports agent and hubby of Bey, hovering around him a bit too much at a Met Gala post-party and Solange wasn't having any of that.

Sol defended her sister's honor not once but twice that night. In addition to kicking and punching her brother-in-law, she supposedly verbally accosted Roy beforehand, telling the designer to back up and stay away from Mr. Shawn Carter, thank you very much.

Sources said neither of the Sisters Knowles liked Roy hanging around Jay and were concerned she'd go in for the kill at another party, since Queen Bey planned to head home to Blue Ivy.

Roy apparently didn't back down from Solange's tongue-lashing, either, since she is known as a tough cookie. Rumors suggest she told Solange to take a seat and maybe even several of 'em.

We've done our research and got to know more about the stunning Roy, a fashion world powerhouse, a bit better. Something tells us we won't be seeing Solange in an RR design anytime soon.

 

Her fave TV show is Real Time With Bill Maher, because he is a genius and witty, so says Roy. So she is fashionable, beautiful and has a sense of humor.

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She probably hasn't had romance with Jay Z, according to a source familiar with Roy and her connection to and history with Jayonce. This is a throwback pic of Uncle Jay with one of Roy's daughters with Dash.

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Her brother Rajendra Roy is the Chief Film Curator at the MOMA in New York. Artistic talent and a good eye pertaining to the arts run in the Roy family DNA.

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Roy's eponymous prestige collections are available at high-end stores like Saks, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. No low-rent racks for the Double R.

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Her first fashion gig? Working at the now defunct Contempo Casuals outlet in California. She was also a magazine and music video stylist. Contempo Casuals, in case you weren't born during the retailer's heyday, was like a proto Forever 21.

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Roy started as an intern at Jay Z's Rocawear, eventually working her way up the ladder to become a creative director. We know haters might be quick to think she slept her way to the top, but again, a source close to this sitch said she never had a fling or a thing with the rapper. Dash was a partner in Rocawear, as well, and that's how she met her future and now-ex hubby.

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Her celeb clientele is impressive, including A-list names like Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson and Penelope Cruz.

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She is mom to both Ava (1999) and Tallulah (2008) with ex-husband Damon Dash. He was previously engaged to the late Aaliyah, the pop singer who perished in a plane crash in 2001. That's Ava in the throwback pic.

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She likes to vacay on the pacific coast of Mexico. And she prefers secluded locales. Judging from that scorching image, she can fill out a ruby red, caged bathing suit, too.

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Roy is of Dutch and Indian descent, which certainly accounts for gorgeous and exotic looks.

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Roy crushes on actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and her quirky, unconventional style. Roy told InStyle she digs Jake's big sis for the way she blends smart and chic style, with a subtle thread of humor.

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