Beyoncé took to the red carpet of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night and needed to get a little something off her chest … and she did so by showing off her burgeoning baby bump. That’s right, Bey announced to the world that she and hubby Jay-Z are pregnant with their first child! And, as if that wasn’t enough, Beyoncé decided to take things one step further by putting on a pretty spectacular performance with baby bump on board! Click below to see one of the first photos of Beyoncé showing off her baby bump and watch video of her stellar live performance of Love on Top at the MTV VMAs just hours ago.
Leave it to Beyoncé to steal the spotlight at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. But it wasn’t one of the pop diva’s signature show-stopping performances that had people talking. Instead, it was Beyoncé’s burgeoning baby bump, swathed in an orange gown. Beyoncé, 29, posed for photos with her hands cradling her belly, teasing, “I have a surprise!” “I’m happy to say it’s true,” her rep confirms to PEOPLE. Later, during the show, she performed “Love on Top,” introducing the song by telling the Nokia Theatre LA Live crowd, “I want you to stand up on your feet. I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside me.” After her song, she unbuttoned her sparkling jacket and rubbed her stomach. The crowd roared. “They told friends in the last month,” a source tells 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.” This will be the first child for Beyoncé and her husband of three years, 41-year-old Jay-Z.
Make sure you watch Beyoncé‘s performance to the very end … that’s when she happily rubs her tummy … it’s just … too damn cute. I couldn’t be happier for Bey and Jay on their joyous news. I kinda always thought that Beyoncé, the workaholic that she is, would put off having a family … but I guess Nature had other plans for the couple. I think a baby will really make her already amazing life all the more amazing and fulfilling. Let’s send all of our love and congrats to Beyoncé and Jay-Z on their happy baby news. Let the bump watch officially begin!
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