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Beyoncé Gained HOW MUCH Weight While Pregnant?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Have you seen Beyoncé’s scantily-clad video for her new song “Partition“? The sultry singer strips down to pretty much nothing—just a G-string and an itty-bitty bikini top, shaking what her mama gave her, and looking incredible while doing it! Her motivation to flash so much skin? Mrs. Jay Z had finally lost the 65 pounds she put on while pregnant with daughter Blue Ivy, and she was ready to celebrate. Can you blame her? If I looked like that after having a baby–or ever, really–I’d probably never wear clothes! I think we can all relate to being a new mom, wanting to shed our pregnancy pounds, and to look and feel sexy (not to say you can’t be sexy while pregnant—I loved my newfound cleavage, but I could have done without the stretch marks on my lower belly!).

In part four of her self-titled digital documentary called Liberation, Beyoncé reveals, ”I was very aware of the fact that I was showing my body. I was 195 pounds when I gave birth, I lost 65 pounds, I worked crazily to get my body back. I wanted to show my body,” she said. ”I wanted to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can get your body back. I know finding my sensuality, getting back into my body…it was important to me that I expressed that in my music because there are so many women that feel the same thing after they give birth.”

“You can have your child and still have fun and still be sexy and still have dreams and still have yourself,” she continued. “I don’t at all have any shame in being sexual and I’m not embarrassed about it…I don’t feel like I have to protect that side of me because I do believe that sexuality is a power that we all have.” Agreed! And there really is nothing sexier than fitting back into your pre-pregnancy jeans. Am I right?

TELL US: Will you/did you do like Beyoncé and wear a bikini or something sexy to celebrate losing your baby weight?

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Beyoncé’s New Album: Baby-Making Music?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

All anyone has been able to talk about is Beyoncé’s surprise “visual” album of 14 new tracks and 17 videos—which she released on iTunes with no advance notice, yet it’s still set to claim the #1 spot on the Billboard charts this week with a projected sales of over 600k! No shocker there—she’s a musical genius. But what is surprising is that back in October the internet was buzzing that Beyoncé was recording an album and filming all its videos so she could take a proper maternity leave because she was going to be concentrating on getting pregnant in 2014. Well, it now seems Beyoncé may not be the only one getting pregnant. Her sexually-charged lyrics on new songs like “Rocket” and “Blow” from her new self-titled album seem to have women all over Twitter claiming that just listening to them is getting them pregnant!

We’re not sure that’s scientifically possible, of course, but if anyone could do it, sexy Beyoncé could! She and hubby Jay Z have definitely had baby-making on their minds for a while. She told Good Morning America in May: “I would like more children. I think my daughter [Blue Ivy] needs some company,” the Grammy-winning singer said with a smile. “I definitely love being a big sister. At some point, when it’s supposed to happen [it will],”

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.”

So it sounds like in 9 months, we can expect a boom of Beyoncé-induced pregnancies! Whether they’re metaphorical or literal, we’ll have to wait and see!

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Is Beyoncé Preparing for Maternity Leave?

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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.

TELL US: Do you think it’s true Beyoncé is getting ahead with work so she can take maternity leave next year?

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The Real Reason Beyoncé Cut Her Hair Short?

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Beyonce short haircutAnything 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?

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Beyoncé Is Pregnant Again! (Maybe)

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Is Beyoncé pregnant again?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!

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