Arriving at the awards in a flowing orange Lanvin dress Beyonce told the assembled photographers she had a surprise! before posing for pictures cradling her bump. Proud parents Beyonce, 29, and Jay-Z, 41, looked loved-up as they both performed at last nights MTV VMA Awards in the US.
Earlier in August Beyonce had performed at the Rosewood Ballroom in New York wearing a short silver dress that draped across the front, hiding her growing bump, but last night the proud mum-to-be decided to announce her happy news both on stage and off.
After earning a standing ovation for her performance of Love on Top in a Dolce and Gabbana purple sparkly jacket and black trousers the mother-to-be said: 'I want you to feel the love that's growing inside of me' while opening her jacket and rubbing her bump, much to the delight of husband Jay-Z who was watching in the audience.
Her friend and former Destinys Child bandmate Kelly Rowland told America's People magazine: 'I have known for quite a while, and she's happy, and Jay is happy, and that's all that counts.
'I think she'll be an incredible mother, because she's always been motherly. I think that she takes after so many traits from her mother. And I just think it's going to be so natural for her. Its natural for her now!'
Beyonce had been due to start filming a third version of the classic musical film A Star is Born, with Clint Eastwood directing, early next year, but the start date is expected to be put back now to accommodate her pregnancy.
Beyoncé married rapper Jay-Z on September 4, 2008 in New York.
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