There were so many speculations about Beyoncé’s possible pregnancy, that she herself convinced the world of the truth by telling everyone about the wonderful news during the 2011 MTV VMAs. Now the gorgeous mother-to-be covers the Harper’s Bazaar November 2011 issue and in the interview with the magazine, she talks about work and family life, pregnancy and new projects.
Beyoncé reveals to the magazine that she spent quite a lot of time on planning on how to deliver her pregnancy news: “I put a lot of thought into how I wanted to unveil it,” she says. “It was important to me that I was able to do it myself … I was extremely nervous. It was the toughest red carpet I ever did. I didn’t want a crazy picture or gossip story to break the news, so I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump. I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything.”
After revealing to the world about her new status, Beyoncé is now enjoying her pregnancy and even finds it a nice experience, especially fashion-wise, as she’s now working on her own maternity line with her mother Tina Knowles for the House of Dereon: “All I see now are clothes that are flattering on a pregnant woman. It’s been so exciting for me! I love figuring out designs that still make me feel edgy and sexy while pregnant. Flowy fabrics are always flattering, but I still rock my stilettos.” To make things even more clear, she added: “I’ve had so much fun with fashion over the months. I have been pregnant through every event I’ve done, from the Billboard Awards to Glastonbury.”
When asked why she waited so long to expand her family, the beautiful diva stated: “It was important to me that I gave myself time to focus on becoming the woman I want to be, building my empire, my relationship, and my self-worth, before I became a mother. Now God has blessed us with the ultimate.”
Beyoncé also talks about her great relationship with her beloved hubby, saying that : “If you are with the right person, it brings out the best version of you.” Besides, she is of the opinion that friendship is the best path to a strong romantic relationship: “We have been together since I was 20 years old. We took our time and developed an unbreakable friendship before we got married. I admire his ability to inspire others. To me, Jay represents the American dream. Jay’s music has helped define our generation. All that he has overcome and worked to achieve gives millions hope that they can become whatever they want to be. I respect him so much; he is a great man and a great artist.”
Despite her strong feelings towards Jay-Z, Beyoncé still sees relationships as a work in practice: ”But like anything great and successful in your life, marriage takes hard work and sacrifice. It has to be something both you and your husband deeply want. The best thing about marriage is the amount of growth you have because you can no longer hide from your fears and insecurities. There’s someone right there calling you out on your flaws and building you up when you need the support.”
When it comes to self-growth, the beautiful mother-to-be states that she is now a lot more confident in making decisions: “I am finally at the stage in my life where I am not so concerned with other people’s opinions about my life decisions,” she reveals. “It is so liberating to really know what I want, what truly makes me happy, what I will not tolerate. I have learned that it is no one else’s job to take care of me but me.”
To learn more about your favorite star’s interview, hurry up to get the November 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
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