Beyonce is pregnant

Beyonce stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards yesterday…by revealing her baby bump.

The 29-year-old star was photographed wearing a floaty orange gown and cradling her belly, while saying: “I have a surprise!”

Her rep later confirmed to People: “I’m happy to say it’s true.”

Beyonce is pragnant

During the show, Beyonce performed her new single, Love on Top. As an introduction to the song, she asked the crowd to stand up: “I want you to stand up on your feet. I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside me,” she said.

After the performance, she unbuttoned her jacket and rubbed her stomach, much to the crowd’s delight.

“They told friends in the last month,” a source told People. “She’s never been happier. Seriously it’s all she’s been waiting for. And Jay is like an excited kid. They’re adorable.”

Beyonce has been married to 41-year-old rapper Jay-Z for the past three years. The pair were in a long-term relationship before tying the knot in a private ceremony in 2008. On Sunday, the singer cheered on her husband as he performed ‘Otis’ with Kanye West, before taking to the stage herself.

The announcement comes after a stellar summer for the Grammy-winner in which she headlined Glastonbury and released another hit album, 4.

[adsense]Beyonce has won a total of 16 Grammy awards and recently revealed that she felt it was time to put her career on the back burner and concentrate on her family. 

“Now I’m a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children.”

Just this June, Beyonce, who turns 30 on Sept. 4, told Piers Morgan in an interview, “I always said I would have a baby at 30,” adding, “But I also said I was going to retire at 30. So I don’t know…I am not retiring, I tell you.”

When questioned further by Morgan she said: “Only God knows, only God knows.”

Another celebrity who has recently announced that she is pregnant is actress Jennifer Garner. Click here to also read about morning sickness, Alicia Silverstone giving birth recently and Tori Spelling tweeting about her third pregnancy.

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From rumor to reality: Beyonce is pregnant

Rumors of Beyonce Knowle’s pregnancy first started circulating after her marriage to Jay Z in 2008, but this time it is for real, a source has told US Weekly magazine.

Earlier this year celebrity site MediaTakeOut.com alleged that the singer was pregnant, and although her reps immediately denied that there was any truth to the website’s claims, the news spread like wildfire. According to Malaho.com, the serach term “Beyonce pregnancy confirmed” soon became one of the hottest Google search topics. Just days later the rumor was put to rest.

In an interview with Daily Mail in August 2008, Beyonce said: “My ambition is to continue to learn about the world and to eventually have a family.” The star, who already has the daunting task of juggling her time between being a wife, singer, songwriter, actor, clothing designer and perfume line operator, went on to insist that she was in no rush to become a mother: “No dates, no times – it will happen when I am ready.”

So, it is not all that surprising to learn that the 29-year-old singer was caught off guard and “shocked” to find herself pregnant. A source close to the mother-to-be told US Weekly: “She loves kids but she wasn’t ready to be a mother just yet. She really wanted to get her album done and tour the world again.” But, the source went on to add, Beyonce realizes “this is a gift from God and she’s so happy.”

Representatives for the couple have not yet addressed the reports. After the previous rumors, do you need more convincing before you believe the news that the Grammy-winning pop sensation really is pregnant this time?

Read here about Amy Adams and Danielle Lloyd, who recently gave birth.

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