Is reigning pop diva Beyoncé about to drop the mother of all pregnancy reveals? Rumors are swirling around singer Beyoncé on the eve of her highly-anticipated appearance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
According to OK! Magazine, Beyoncé and her husband, rapper Jay Z, are expecting their second child. Beyoncé and Jay Z have reportedly opted to keep their pregnancy news secret from their fans — at least until the moment where it will have the most impact. Reportedly, Beyoncé will announce her pregnancy during her appearance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
Beyoncé and Jay Z have a history of major pregnancy announcements. During the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyoncé revealed that she was pregnant with now 4-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. At the end of a performance of her hit song “Love on Top,” Beyoncé shocked attendees and viewers alike when she opened her blazer to reveal a pregnancy bump. Jay Z and pal Kanye West watched gleefully from the audience as the crowd cheered. Is Beyoncé planning a similar pregnancy reveal on an even bigger stage?
It’s possible. According to Radar Online, Beyoncé’s schedule has been jam packed in recent weeks as she scrambled to shoot all of the promotional material for her latest album. And with good reason, an unidentified industry insider reportedly told Radar Online that Beyoncé is already nearly five months pregnant. Beyoncé’s attempts to hide her pregnancy bump during a recent Los Angeles music video shoot backfired when eyewitnesses noted that the diva, who is known for her revealing clothes, opted for a long black dress and a black hoodie. Eyewitnesses reported that Beyoncé’s behavior during the Los Angeles photo shoot definitely pointed to pregnancy.
“She was complaining about really tired and nauseous. It was pretty apparent what was going on.”
Recent photographs of Beyoncé have only added fuel to the pregnancy rumor fire. Beyoncé and Jay Z snagged courtside seats to the Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors game on Saturday, February 6. Beyoncé kept her suspected pregnancy bump from view by wearing an all black ensemble covered by a loose white coat. While standing, Beyoncé used her hands and large purse to keep the presumed pregnancy bump hidden. According to Hollywood Take, Beyoncé used similar tactics during Blue Ivy’s 4th birthday party in mid-January, though this time an oversized gray sweatshirt seemed to barely hide her pregnancy.
Perhaps the biggest pregnancy hint of all is also the most unlikely to seem connected to her pregnancy. According to Radar Online, Beyoncé and Jay Z recently finalized details of a postnuptial agreement. While the couple reportedly has a prenuptial agreement, the details have been eclipsed by the massive success the couple has achieved since their 2008 marriage. The new postnuptial agreement will detail how to split their combined $1 billion empire. The agreement will detail all of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s assets, and detail who gets what in the event of a divorce. Reportedly, the couple decided to draft the new agreement after a hitting a rough patch in 2015 and moving into separate bedrooms in the multi-million dollar Beverly Hills mansion. If the couple divorces, having an ironclad financial agreement could help keep things civil for the sake of Blue Ivy and their soon-to-be bundle of joy.
Beyoncé is cleaning up her professional life, too. According to Page Six, the pop diva fired her entire management team in early February, 2016. Reportedly, Beyoncé didn’t think her former management team, which included her cousin and her general manager of five years, Anne Callahan-Longo, was up to the task of landing her the type of deals that can take her career to the next level. Instead, Beyoncé hired Steve Pamon, former head of sports and entertainment marketing for JPMorgan Chase.
Whenever baby number 2 arrives, Beyoncé seems determined that her empire is well in hand, so she can focus on her new baby.
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