From the PEOPLE Archives: A Look Back at Beyoncé’s First Surprise Pregnancy Announcement
"I have a surprise," the singer says, announcing that she and Jay-Z are expecting
Leave it to Beyoncé to steal the spotlight at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.
But it wasn’t one of the pop diva’s signature show-stopping performances that had people talking. Instead, it was Beyoncé’s burgeoning baby bump, swathed in an orange gown.
Beyoncé, 29, posed for photos with her hands cradling her belly, teasing, “I have a surprise!”
“I’m happy to say it’s true,” her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Later, during the show, she performed “Love on Top,” introducing the song by telling the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live crowd, “I want you to stand up on your feet. I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside me.”
After her song, she unbuttoned her sparkling jacket and rubbed her stomach. The crowd roared.
“They told friends in the last month,” a source tells PEOPLE. “She’s never been happier. Seriously it’s all she’s been waiting for. And Jay is like an excited kid. They’re adorable.”
Just in June, Knowles, who turns 30 on Sept. 4, told Piers Morgan, “I always said I would have a baby at 30.”
Looks like the talented singer is true to her word!