Beyonce pregnant with first child (Photo)
Beyonce is pregnant with her first child.
The 29-year-old singer appeared with a baby bump at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday and reportedly confirmed the pregnancy at the event.
"OMG Beyonce just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby," MTV Tweeted on Sunday and included a photo of Beyonce holding her stomach in a red dress.
The singer's spokesperson confirmed the news to People magazine saying, "I'm happy to say it's true."
It will be the first child for the singer, who is married to 41-year-old rapper Jay-Z. 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.
"I have no regrets because my job kept me focused. When you're young -- 18 or 19 -- you have the energy and drive. That's the time to work as hard as you can," she told In Style. "Now I'm a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children."
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.
The singer's fourth album, titled "4," was released on June 28. Beyonce had some downtime between "4" and her previous album "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," which came out in 2008 and earned the singer six Grammy Awards, the most Grammys ever won by a female artist in one night.
Beyonce has sold more than 75 million records and earned 16 Grammy Awards in her career - including 13 as a solo artist and three as a member of Destiny's Child.
In May, she was honored with the Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards and in June 2010, Knowles was ranked second on Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential celebrities in the world and first on its list of the Most Powerful and Influential musicians.