Beyonce Knowles looked more radiant than ever on Sunday at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. The reason was not her vibrant orange dress or those incredibly sparkling earrings she was wearing. In fact, the main motif was her baby bump which the singer proudly showd off on the red carpet, when she also told photographers, “I have a surprise for you!”

Beyoncé, who turns 30 on September 4, made the big announcement after performing at the VMAs. At the end of the song, the stunning singer unbuttoned her coat and rubbed her belly, saying that “I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside of me.” Next thing, all cameras immediately turned to Jay-Z who was glowing with excitement. Shortly after Beyoncé’s big news MTV tweeted: “OMG Beyoncé just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby!!!!!”

In June, Beyoncé spoke to Piers Morgan during an exclusive CNN interview and dished on her intention of becoming a mother. “I always said I’d have a baby at 30. But I also said I’m going to retire at 30 … Only God knows,” she said.

The singer also confessed that, “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 explained. “I’m so looking forward to it,” she told Morgan.

Besides, the beautiful mother-to-be also revealed for InStyle September 2011 that she now feels ready to have kids. “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,” she admitted.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who were always utterly reserved about their personal life, tied the knot in 2008 in New York City in a private ceremony. The beautiful singer told Piers Morgan that, “Jay and I have kind of made a decision that we want to be known for our music and not our relationships or scandals.” Beyoncé and Jay-Z were ranked as being the most powerful couple for TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2006, while in 2009, Forbes named them as Hollywood’s top-earning couple, with a combined total of $162 million. Besides, they were also on the top of the list in 2010, with a combined total of $122 million between June 2008 and June 2009.

Beyonce is Pregnant with First Child

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