Talk about stealing the thunder. The big show-stopping moment at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony had nothing to do with videos at all, but a bump. Not just any bump, but Beyonce Knowles' bump, to be precise.
Pop diva Beyonce, who had recently hinted that she wanted to fall pregnant before she hit her 30th birthday, was right on target.
"When you're young - 18 or 19 - you have the energy and drive. That's the time to work as hard as you can," said Beyonce. "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."
After over three years of marriage to rapper Jay-Z, Beyonce took off her sequined jacket and rubbed her swollen tummy at the end of her on-stage performance of Love on Top while hubby Jay-Z hooted and clapped for his wife.
"I want you to feel the love that's growing inside of me," she told the crowd. The performance was met with a standing ovation.
After more than three years of marriage, the couple has performed the ultimate duet. In a stunning orange gown, 29-year-old Beyonce held her visible bump and told the press, "I have a surprise!" putting an end to the rumours.
If Beyonce puts half as much into her parenting as she does into her music, the child will be very lucky indeed... Congrats to the happy couple!