It can’t be a coincidence that Beyonce was born right in the heart of MTV VMA season. The Queen Bey is just as much a part of the show as the Moonman, putting in a showstopping appearance nearly every year for over a decade. It’s fate, you guys! Or should we say, destiny. Ever since her Destiny’s Child days, she’s lit up the stage with a killer combo of jaw-dropping outfits and fierce dance moves. And who could forget last year when she announced on the red carpet that she was expecting little Blue Ivy Carter? The diva legacy lives on. We wonder what surprises she’ll have for us on Thursday night! Beyonce has become an icon of the awards show, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate her 31st birthday than by checking out her hottest VMA outfits through the years. Enjoy!
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So, other than those photographs Jay-Z posted of Blue Ivy right after she was born, it’s been hard to catch a glimpse of the little miss. We’ve seen Jay and Blue get their cuddle on in Paris. We’ve seen Beyonce and Blue act like a special-ops duo in New York. But even though she’s been across the continents, we haven’t actually been able to see Blue Ivy’s face. Fortuitously, that changed yesterday. Bey was spotted on a shopping trip to Bergdorf’s in New York, yesterday. While she completely covered her baby girl’s face, the singer herself looked gorgeous in a colorful, printed romper, yellow ballerina flats and a sexy. new braided bun hairstyle. We were feeling a bit glum that we couldn’t get to see Blue’s face, but a tweet from a shopper inside the shop solved that little problem. You can see the mother-daughter duo properly on the right, courtesy this twitpic, that simply read, “ Beyoncé & Blue Ivy.” And how Miss Ivy’s grown! We’re flipping out over those cheeks! She’s a looker, for sure. Another shopper also tweeted about their presence in the store, writing, “It’s cool. Just shopping next to Beyonce at Bergdorf, baby on her hip. No entourage. She winked at me, no shit.” Hopefully the celebrity couple will release more photographs soon of this cutie.
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Related: So… Are You Ready To See The First Photos Of Blue Ivy Carter?
Jay-Z And Blue Ivy Get Their Cuddle On In Paris
Beyonce And Baby Blue Are A Covert Duo
Of course we love watching Beyonce cart around a Blue Ivy Carter bundle everywhere she goes, but there is something particularly heart-melting about seeing Jay-Z snuggle with his baby on the streets of Paris. We are literally in the process of stifling an audible squee right now. If we had to pinpoint the exact ovary-exploding element of the photos, however, we’d say it’s that teeny little hand grabbing what could only be a $10,000 leather jacket; that’s why we love this daddo-daughter moment. And we didn’t even factor in those little feet! Look at them! You’d have to be made out of stone not to want to eat those feet!
Not literally, of course. You have to have some restraint. As for why Bey and Jay were escorting their baby around the City of Love, it turns out the Carters arrived in Paris this weekend for Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne concert with Kanye, during which the dynamic duo performed their hit “N—-s In Paris” 11 times in a row. Man, Jay gets to be an ostentatious rock star and then go home to Bey and their tiny blanket baby? We’ll confess: we’re sort of jealous. We’ll also confess something else: we are totally going to eat those adorable infant feet. For real. Both of them.
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As you book your brunches, scramble to order flowers, pick out the perfect card and all those other things you have to do before Mother’s Day this Sunday, we had a little revelation: Maybe our moms should be thanking US for a change.* We have arrived at this conclusion because of the very wise words of celebrity ladies, who, shockingly, appear to really, really like having children. The latest comes from a tweet brand-new mom Jessica Simpson wrote last night: “I am so in love with baby Maxwell. I want to cry every time I look at her. Motherhood is by far the best thing I’ve ever experienced,” she wrote.
Interesting fact: Jessica may have cribbed this line from someone else. Or all of the people. But specifically, Miranda Kerr who said this year of having baby Flynn: “I love it, I really love it. … He’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”
We already knew Beyonce’s been working out like crazy since the birth of Blue Ivy Carter to get back to her fighting weight for her upcoming tour — but People’s Most Beautiful Woman doesn’t think that’s why she’s been able to shed so much weight in the past five months. “I lost most of my weight from breastfeeding and I encourage women to do it. It’s just so good for the baby and good for yourself,” she told People in the cover story — where she also strikes back at those ridic rumors that she faked her pregnancy.
Not that she entirely downplays her efforts to slim down. “I counted calories. I worked out maybe three to four times a week,” she said. “I did a lot of walking in the beginning and now I’m running. But I had to work my way up. I couldn’t just go right from being pregnant to running.”
Beyonce also talks about what she did before entering her ultra-posh birthing suite at Lenox Hill Hospital in January. She got an eyebrow wax and a mani-pedi, had her hair done and “my little lip gloss.” With the way the paps were (are) hounding her in those hours, we don’t blame her. She’s pretty sure all that prep work went out the window once she actually went into labor, of course. “But after many hours of labor, I could care less about anything but my child. I didn’t care how I looked.”
Related: Beyonce Celebrates Her “Most Beautiful Woman” Title By Going Out To A Makeup-Free Dinner
Beyonce Is People’s “Most Beautiful Woman” Only 3 Months After Giving Birth
Three months after giving birth to Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce says she feels more beautiful than ever, and we’re not the only ones who agree. People magazine announced this morning that Beyonce is their 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth,” she told the magazine, echoing our own suspicion that our sole purpose on this earth is to chronicle the life of the Bessiah. Kidding. Sort of. The 30-year-old new mom is joined on People’s annual by Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Vergara, Charlize Theron, Lily Collins, Madeleine Stowe, Christina Hendricks, Michelle Williams, Paula Patton, Miranda Lambert, Kate Middleton and Mad Men’s Jessica Pare. According to the magazine, B addresses all the rumors about B.I.C.’s birth and how she lost the baby weight in the issue that hits newsstands this Friday.
The 16-time Grammy winner has been churning out hits since she was 17, and just as we couldn’t get enough of her music and sightings of PDA between her and Jay-Z, we’re eating up any and all news of her new motherhood. With a tour coming soon, we expect Bey is already getting back to work — with baby Blue in tow of course. And we can’t wait to see what’s next. It’s officially Bey season, ladies and gentleman!
You’re not going to see Blue Ivy Carter unless Beyonce and Jay-Z want you to see Blue Ivy Carter! We get that Blue’s name may just get trademarked so image management is key, right? Seriously, though. We haven’t seen a glimpse of the gorgeous baby’s mug ever since Mom and Pops gave us a peek. These shots were taken as Bey was stepping out of a doctor’s office in the Upper East Side in New York with her Mum and entourage. You would think that Blue was a national treasure, the way she’s being swaddled. All we get to see are her little legs. Wait, what are we talking about? She is a national treasure! Swaddle away, mamma. But how about a peek at her once in a while huh, Jay-Bey? You take the photographs, we’ll gush. It’s a win-win!
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Related: So … Are You Ready For The First Photos Of Blue Ivy Carter?
Jay-Z And Beyonce Want To Trademark “Blue Ivy Carter”
OK, well, we assume Jay-Z and Beyonce get out for more romantical-type evenings than last night’s outing, but any night out counts as a date night for new parents, right? Bey wore a flattering, body-hugging blue Victoria Beckham dress with matching blue nails and shoes (it’s cheesy, but we love that she’s got a Blue Ivy theme going here) to attend a fundraiser held by Michelle Obama and co-hosted by Robert De Niro at his Greenwich Hotel on Monday night. Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, Angela Bassett, Alfre Woodard, Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman were the other big-name guests, per the New York Daily News along with Solange and Tina Knowles. Jay, Beyonce, Solange and Tina were later snapped leaving Tribeca sushi hotspot Nobu.
We can’t get over how skinny the new mamma looks already. Politics and Japanese cuisine sound like very manageable elements of a post-baby diet — much more than hiring a live-in trainer for twice-daily workouts.
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After that initial first glimpse of Blue Ivy Carter and a couple of walks two weeks ago, we haven’t seen much of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s firstborn. We already know that Bey is look lovely so soon after giving birth, and we mean all the time. But while we love us some glam Queen B, we were hankering to see some relaxed momma-daughter shots. Today is that day, folks. You may not be able to see Blue Ivy’s face, but that’s her up there secured to Beyonce. And she’s even got herself a blue pacifier (photo on the right), bless! This is what we like to see. These shots were taken in Tribeca, New York, just yesterday as the singer took her daughter out for a walk. Looking good, family Carter!
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Related: So … Are You Ready To See The First Photos Of Blue Ivy Carter?
Take Your First Look At Beyonce Since She Gave Birth To Blue Ivy
Beyonce Steps Out A Second Time In A Row Looking Fabulous
At least two former Destiny’s Child members agree: no one expected Beyonce to be the first to have a kid. Not because she wouldn’t be an amazing mom (“She has always had this motherly spirit about her,” LeToya Luckett gushes) or because she’d have any problem finding a great dad (“God made Jay for her,” raves Michelle Williams), but because Beyonce has always been a career woman first and foremost.
“We just never knew that she would be the first to have a baby or the first to get married because we always knew she had a focus that was…not human when it comes to her work,” Williams explained at the Essence Black Women In Music event. Said Luckett of her former band mate, “She’s a planner! Literally, I think she planned her whole life out. ‘At 30, I’m going to have a baby!’ Then at 30, she had a baby. That’s just Bey.” Then Williams imitated Bey doing crunches and breast-feeding at the same time. “We’re gonna do crunches, Boo Boo! Come on!,” Michelle joked. Ugh, why did Destiny’s Child ever break up?