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.”
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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