Beyonce Celebrates 31st Birthday With Jay-Z, Blue Ivy (PHOTO)

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InstagramBeyonce, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy on a yacht in the South of France

Beyonce Knowles recently celebrated her 31st birthday with her husband Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and their daughter Blue Ivy in the South of France.

The Grammy award-winning artists appeared to be relaxed and happy while on board a private yacht as they cruised through the Mediterranean Sea on Sept. 4 with their 6-month-old baby.

Beyonce was spotted wearing a casual black and white outfit and sipping what appeared to be white wine as she watched in awe as her husband of four years played with their little girl.

Blue Ivy, who is rarely seen in public, sported a floral dress and a full head of black curls. The infant appeared to be in awe of the balloons surrounding the lavish yacht, and later she was seen enjoying a hearty meal with her mother.

The intimate family occasion appeared to come to a screeching halt when both Beyonce and Jay-Z, 42, spotted the paparazzi with their individual set of binoculars. Despite the invasive interruption, they continued enjoying Beyonce's birthday.

Just a day prior, the "Single Ladies" singer shared a series of handwritten birthday messages that she received from close family and friends in a post on her personal website.

"God blessed me with one of the greatest gifts in my life on Sept 4, 1981. Happy Birthday, Love Mom," Tina Knowles wrote.

"B, you came into my life a sweet southern girl. (LOL). You've blossomed into an amazing woman. I admire how you remain grounded and humble, and haven't let success change the person that you are. Mama Carter," Jay-Z's mother, and Beyonce's mother-in-law wrote.

"For Dear sweet BB on the occasion of her 31st birthday...we love you so very much," Love Gwyneth, Chris, Apple, Moses.

"Happy Birthday auntie BB, I love you. By Daniel," her nephew wrote.

Rumors of a second pregnancy recently began swirling with sources claiming that Beyonce has displayed clear signs of being in the early stages of a second pregnancy in recent weeks, although she has not yet publicly addressed these reports.

"I definitely want to have more [children]! I don't know how many. God knows I don't know yet," Beyonce previously told E! News.