Is Beyoncé Preparing for Maternity Leave?
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?
Image of Beyoncé and Blue Ivy courtesy of I Am Beyoncé Tumblr.