Beyonce and Jay-Z are reportedly planning to renew their wedding vows.

The couple - who married in 2008 - have gone through a rocky patch in their relationship, but after coming through the other side and welcoming twins Rumi and Sir into the world six weeks ago, they are keen to reaffirm their commitment to one another in the coming months.

A source close to the couple - who also have five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together - said: ''After going through a really tough couple of years they're planning to renew their vows in late summer, in front of the children and 10 specially selected trusted friends.

''Beyonce wants to wipe the slate clean and bring the family back together. They've experienced some seriously difficult situations, but they've pulled through it.''

And the couple are said to be planning to take a step back from their respective careers in order to focus their attentions on their family life.

The source told Look magazine: ''They've spent so much time working on their careers and both knew their marriage has suffered.

''From now on it's all about spending more time together, starting with Jay's new tour. Beyonce is bringing the twins and they will be together as a family.''

Jay recently admitted his marriage ''wasn't totally built on 100 per cent truth''.

The 'Empire State of Mind' hitmaker admitted the ''hardest thing'' he's ever done is having to face up to potential difficulties in his union and try to work them out.

He said: ''This is my real life. I just ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship that wasn't totally built on the 100 per cent truth and it starts cracking. Things start happening that the public can see.

''Then we had to get to a point of, 'OK, tear this down and let's start from the beginning ... It's the hardest thing I've ever done.''

(Look, archive)