After performing at the 2011 VMAs, [artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé Knowles[/artist] unbuttoned her sparkly jacket and rubbed her belly -- announcing her pregnancy to the world. The camera then cut to [article id="1669844"]Jay-Z and Kanye West[/article] in the audience and their over-the-top jubilant reaction.
Married to Jay for three years, the star has said time and time again that she planned on having a baby by the time she was 30; well, B turns 30 early next month.
The power couple tied the knot back in 2008 in a private ceremony at Jay-Z's New York apartment, and since then, there have been years of pregnancy rumors that they've shot down.
In June, [article id="1666530"]the singer told CNN interviewer Piers Morgan[/article] that she wanted to get pregnant.
"I feel like a woman. I feel like I'm very aware of who I am. 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," she said. "I'm so looking forward to it."
The singer 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."
In that same interview, Beyoncé talked about her husband.
"Jay and I have kind of made a decision that we want to be known for our music and not our relationships or scandals. But he is amazing," she said. "I definitely had a very natural friendship and connection with him. We've been together for a very long time and I'm very happy. Love is the foundation of everything, everything I do. My music is inspired by love -- from my family, my husband, my sister."
No word on when the baby is due.