Hip-hop radio stations and blogs are blowing up with news that Beyoncé is working overtime, having filmed four (yes, four!) music videos in the past two months in order to have the videos—shot in Miami, New York, London and Paris—roll out to promote her upcoming album while she focuses on getting pregnant and taking maternity leave next year. A cootie patootie sibling for Blue Ivy!? Yes, please!
Sure, we’ve heard false Bey pregnancy rumors before, but this could be legit (fingers and toes crossed!). The Queen B is a total professional, and a bit Type-A, so it makes perfect sense that she would want to do the responsible thing and support her album even if she was taking time off for mommy duty part deux.
After all, she told Good Morning America in May: “I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister. At some point, when it’s supposed to happen [it will],” the Grammy-winning singer said with a smile. So it sounds like it’s supposed to happen next year!
She also shared in her HBO documentary, Beyoncé: Life is But a Dream just how much she loved being pregnant, describing it as “falling in love.” “You are so open,” she said. “You are so overjoyed. There are no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you.”
But Mrs. Carter hasn’t had the easiest road to motherhood. She famously revealed in the same doc that she had a miscarriage before having daughter Blue Ivy. “I was pregnant for the first time, and I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life,” she said. “I picked out names. I envisioned what my child would look like, I was feeling very maternal.”
Then she flew back to New York to get a check up, and “no heartbeat,” she said. “Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine…it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.” She explains that’s why she was so hush-hush about her second pregnancy with Blue Ivy, “because you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
I really hope for Beyoncé and Jay-Z that this news is true (for once!), because they both seem like the most doting parents on the planet, and Baby B would make such an adorable big sis.
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I admit I’m not cool. I first heard about twerking through Miley Cyrus’ “Twerking Unicorn” video, which now has 4 million + views on YouTube, and at least 100 of those views are from me! There’s something oddly mesmerizing about it (Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé and Rihanna agree—they’ve been known to break out into a mean twerk themselves).
As with all fads, this dance craze exploded and suddenly, men, women and children were all uploading twerking videos on YouTube. Now, it seems pregnant women are getting into the act too! Check out the video below for proof!
While exercise during pregnancy is encouraged to help ease aches and pains, boost energy and prep the body for childbirth, twerk at your own risk. Please seek advice from your doctor before you try this at home!
Here’s the video I was talking about. Preggers and she can still move like that? Very impressive.
TELL US: Will you give twerking a try, or do you think it could be dangerous for the baby?
Anything Queen B does makes news, but when Beyoncé unexpectedly chopped off all of her long, signature locks the internet nearly broke down! You could say Bey was going for shock value (it did make headlines!), or just a more sophisticated look. But I think all moms and moms-to-be know the real reason she decided to do an extreme makeover, a blunt blonde pixie—which I absolutely love! You just don’t have time for yourself once you have a baby so the less maintenance the better.
Lots of women experiment with a short ‘do while pregnant in anticipation of not having time to fuss with their unmanageable manes once baby arrives (I went the opposite route and just threw my hair in a ponytail 24/7). While you’re pregnant, you expect all of the changes to your body, but your hair goes through a pretty shocking metamorphosis too. Some women’s hair gets thicker and grows like a weed (like mine did—8 inches in 9 months!); others‘ hair gets noticeably thinner and can even start to come out in clumps.
I was at a photo shoot just yesterday with a celebrity who has a 3-year-old, and she was telling me that her hair is still frizzy post-pregnancy (an issue she never had pre-baby), and her stylist warned her that it could take up to four years to have your hair go back to normal after you have a baby. Who knew?!
So I think Beyoncé’s spontaneous cut (it was so spontaneous her longtime hairstylist reportedly didn’t even know about it till she saw the photos on Instagram!) actually has more to do with being a mom to toddler Blue Ivy, and all of the wacky changes her hair has gone through post-pregnancy, than her trying to make a style statement. That said, she has made one bold statement, highlighting her gorgeous face. I think she’s hotter than ever!
TELL US: Has Beyoncé inspired you to chop your locks? Do you think Beyoncé can make the “mom cut” chic?
If you haven’t already heard the news, practically everyone on earth is buzzing that the Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé, is pregnant with her second child. She hasn’t confirmed this herself, but E! reports that “multiple sources” have “exclusively confirmed” that there’s another babe growing in that famous uterus. And recent comments she’s given about wanting another little one could imply that she really is expecting. Exciting! Blue Ivy is so freaking adorable—can you imagine if she had another baby in her family? Cute, cute, cute.
But what’s not cute is this widespread speculation over whether or not Beyoncé or any other woman, for that matter, is pregnant–heck, Jezebel even went as far as to say that Beyoncé is “officially pregnant.” (Really? I haven’t heard anything official!) I mean, yes. We’re obsessed with all things baby bump, but obsessing about the uncomfirmed contents of another woman’s uterus is . . . weird.
So, instead of playing the guessing game, we’ll just groove to some old-skool Bey and think about how cute it would be if she and Jay-Z had a “Baby Boy” one day!
What do you think? Do you think it’s anybody’s business but hers whether or not she’s pregnant? Would you be excited if Beyoncé had another baby? Tell us what you think in the comments!
Once you’re a mom, people suddenly feel compelled to ask you: “When are you going to start trying for another?” “When can we expect baby #2?” “Don’t you want more?” It can be overwhelming!
While on Good Morning America during a tour stop in London, busy superstar-mom Beyoncé was asked just that for the umpteenth time. She answered graciously and honestly, saying she does want Blue Ivy—her 16 month old with hubby rapper Jay-Z—to be a big sister. But she cushioned her answer by adding, “At some point—when it’s supposed to happen.”
Why is everyone in a rush for a new mom to have another baby? In February, when Hilary Duff’s son Luca with retired hockey player Mike Comrie was just under a year old, Hilary told Life & Style “Motherhood is an adjustment…I’m not trying to have [another] baby any time soon!”
For me, the baby questions started coming right after I got married—literally, at the reception! Five years later, when I actually was pregnant, people couldn’t resist asking when I was going to have another. My prepared answer (because the question was asked so many times) became: “I need to meet this baby first, before I even think about having another one!”
When children come into the picture, it’s suddenly acceptable for everyone—including complete strangers—to basically ask you, “When are you going to be having sex?” I understand that everyone loves babies. They’re cute! How can you not fall head over heels for their smiles, laughs, and that new baby smell? But unless you’re in an episode of Sex and the City, most women don’t go around spouting off about what goes on between their sheets. Call me a prude, but I prefer to keep my sex life, and baby-making plans, private. I think most people—celebrity or not—do too!
Tell us: Have you been asked when you’re going to try for baby #2 even before you have baby #1? Do you understand everyone’s enthusiasm, or do you find it annoying?