The singer made the surprise announcement as she debuted her baby bump at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Wearing a long orange gown by Lanvin, the 29-year-old clutched her visible baby bump and told everyone, “I have a surprise!”
But Beyoncé didn’t let her pregnancy prevent her from bringing the house down with an energetic performance. She cheered on her husband Jay-Z, who performed his new single Otis with Kanye West, before taking to the stage herself in a purple glittery blazer and black trousers by Dolce & Gabbana.
Before she began her stunning performance of Love On Top, the mother-to-be said: “I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside of me.”
She received a standing ovation from the audience, before ripping open her jacket and proudly rubbing her baby bump.
The cameras caught proud father Jay-Z with the widest smile on his face, as his friend Kanye jumped up and down, patting the father-to-be on the back and shaking him.
The announcement of Beyoncé’s pregnancy comes at the end of an amazing summer for the 16 times Grammy-winner in which she headlined Glastonbury and released another hit album, 4.
Beyoncé said in a recent interview that she feels she has achieved enough in her career to settle down and make family a priority.
“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 the September issue of 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.”
There had been hints, of course. Speaking to Piers Morgan in June, she said she always wanted to be a mother at thirty and she is now twenty-nine.
Beyoncé married rapper Jay-Z on September 4, 2008 in New York. Now we know she really is about to focus on being a mother!