Beyonce and husband Jay-Z are expecting their first baby.
The pop superstar surprised fans, photographers and the press when she showed off her baby bump at the MTV Video Music Awards in LA on Sunday. She cradled her stomach as she posed for photos in a flowing red gown.
Blogs and gossip sites went into overdrive as photos shot around the world. A representative for the happy couple confirmed to People.com that Beyonce is indeed pregnant.
During her performance at the Nokia Theater, she spoke of how happy she was about the coming baby. At the end of the track, she let the microphone fall to the floor, unbuttoned her jacket and ribbed her belly, all the while laughing uncontrollably. The cameras immediately shot to rapper Jay-Z who looked delighted.
Several celebrity friends tweeted their congratulations and well wishes including Jenna Ushkowitz of Glee, LeToya Lucket of Destiny’s Child, and former Spice Girl Melanie Brown who is pregnant herself.
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