Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrate New Year's Eve in Brooklyn, dispel birth rumors
Beyonce and Jay-Z dispelled rumors that they had welcomed a daughter on Thursday, celebrating New Year's Eve in Brooklyn, NY.
According to foodie website Food Republic, Beyonce and Jay-Z indulged in a quiet dinner at Brooklyn's Buttermilk Channel restaurant. The website reports that the couple sat in a cozy table in the back of the restaurant and the singer was still very much expecting.
The couple's New Year's Eve feast possibly included items from chef Ryan Angula's 3-course tasting menu, which featured a foie gras terrine with pickled grapes, butter-poached lobster and duck meatloaf.
The couple sparked a Twitter frenzy on December 29, when reports emerged that Beyonce had given birth at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York.
The first news of the couple's birth was published on MediaTakeOut.com, who claimed they had confirmation from two nurses at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital that they were preparing the labor suite for Beyonce's arrival. The entertainment site was also responsible for claiming Beyonce's baby bump was fake.
It is unknown when Beyonce is due to give birth. Though Beyonce reportedly announced her due date to be in February, The New York Post reported that during a video shoot in late September, the singer said that she was six months pregnant.
The 30-year-old singer announced her pregnancy during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in August. During her 2011 MTV VMA performance she told the audience, "I want you to feel the love that's growing inside me." At the end she opened her sequined tuxedo jacket and rubbed her stomach, to the delight of the crowd.
"Physically I was starting to show, so it was only a matter of days before someone zoomed in," Beyonce told Katie Couric on "20/20" earlier in the month. "So I just wanted it to be from me, and I wanted it to be something that was a celebration of something so beautiful. And I didn't want to release a picture or a statement. I figured the biggest statement was to -- just be."
It will be the first child for the singer, who is married to 41-year-old rapper Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Corey Carter. The couple got married on April 4, 2008. The nuptials were so secret that no photos or video from the event were released. The couple got married with a close circle of 40 friends and family members after dating for six years.
The singer has kept quiet about the sex of her baby, her former Destiny's Child band mate Kelly Rowland might have accidentally revealed that Beyonce is expecting a girl.