Beyonce, supposedly 26, and Jay-Z, 38, have been married since 4/4/08, a date that has special significance to them. Although the couple has not yet publicly admitted to their union, they’ve both been seen wearing wedding rings and some details were leaked from their exclusive party at Jay-Z’s Tribeca loft celebrating their nuptials. Now that the two superstars have been married for a few months, Beyonce’s husband and mother are said to be bugging her to get pregnant and have a child as soon as possible. Jay-Z wants to be a dad and his mother in law, Tina, was to have another grandchild. Beyonce has a pretty enviable career however, and wants to focus on that for a while before she commits to motherhood:
It’s boom time for babies in Hollywood – but newlywed Beyonce’s not about to join the club anytime soon! And that’s a problem for both her husband Jay-Z AND her mom, say sources. They’ve joined forces to persuade the sexy singer to slow down and have a baby.
“Beyonce’s getting double-teamed to give in and get pregnant,” a longtime family family friend told The Enquirer.
“Both her husband and her mother want to see her have a child.”
But super-busy Beyonce has her career calendar blocked out solid for the next two years, and says there’s just no time for kids yet.
“Jay-Z is ready to have children,” said another source. “He and Beyonce dated for years, now they’re married, and for him it’s time for children.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, August 25, 2008]
Beyonce’s little sister Solange has a nearly four-year-old son, so it’s not like their mother doesn’t already have a grandchild. Another one would be a blessing, and you can see Jay-Z wanting to be a dad. These two are incredibly private, though, and if Beyonce ever does get pregnant it might be up to the tabloids to guess because she probably wouldn’t confirm the news until the baby arrived. She was rumored to be pregnant around the time of her April wedding, but that didn’t turn out to be true at all and she and Jay-Z didn’t bother to have their reps deny it.
Beyonce is young and she has plenty of years left to have children if she wants. This strikes me as a smart decision to wait, and her husband and mother are just going to have to hold their horses. They’re not the ones who are going to have to care for the baby most of the time and it’s ultimately her decision.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are shown in Cannes on 5/23/08. Credit: Fame