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Beyoncé Knowles has announced her pregnancy at the 2011 Video Music Awards after performing her new song “Love on Top.”
Former Destiny’s Child group member, Kelly Rowland, said that she has known about Beyoncé’s pregnancy for a while, E! Online reported.
“I think she'll be an incredible mother," Rowland told us at the House of Hype's post-VMAs party at the SLS hotel. "She's always been motherly. I think that takes after so many traits from her mother [Tina Knowles]. I just think it's going to be so natural for her."
Before her commanding performance, Beyoncé told viewers on Sunday, “Tonight I want you to stand up on your feet – I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside me!”
Following her song “Love on Top,” Beyoncé removed her jacket, smiling as she rubbed her belly.
The power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z was married in 2008. Since then, there have been many pregnancy rumors that have been shot down – but last night Beyoncé confirmed the exciting news in front of millions.
The singer told CNN’s Piers Morgan in June that she wanted to get pregnant.
“I feel great and I feel like 30 is the ideal age [to start a family], because you're mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and your standards, and not be afraid, too polite -- but you're young enough to be a young woman," Beyoncé said. "I'm so looking forward to it."
She added, "I always said I'd have a baby at 30. But I also said I'm going to retire at 30. ... Only God knows."
People attending the VMA’s went wild following the “baby revelation.” Jay-Z was spotted in the crowd with Kanye West – beaming as Kanye proceeded to congratulate him.
“OMG Beyoncé just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby!!!!!” MTV tweeted.
Beyoncé’s rep has also confirmed the exciting new that the couple is expecting their first child.