Singer and mommy to be Beyoncé was spotted over the weekend on her birthday getaway flanked by hubby Jay-Z and her personal security in Croatia. Beyonce enlightened the paparazzi when she openly showed her pregnant belly, the second spotting since revealing her unborn child to the audience at the 2011 Video Music Awards. According singer The-Dream, Jay and B are beyond excited about their upcoming child.
"They're ecstatic, as well as they should be," The-Dream told Billboard. "I love it for them because they work so hard. To start a family after you've worked so hard is great. It's great for her to be at a certain place in their life where she can say, 'Okay, cool. I've killed it for this many years, but let me do this.'"
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, the singer told CNN interviewer Piers Morgan 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."