Beyoncé Talks ‘Pregnancy’ with Harper's BAZAAR
Since announcing her pregnancy back in August, Beyonce's baby bump as been making more headlines than the diva herself. Many spectators have weighed in on whether or not the singer is really ‘pregnant’...
But no matter if you think she is faking her pregnancy (while a surrogate mother carries her child), the singer seems to be overlooking her critics as she continues to grace covers of magazine thoughtout the world. Her latest -- Harper’s Bazaar.
In the issue she touches on her married life, her husband Jay-Z, as well as her infamous ‘pregnancy’:
"I put a lot of thought into how I wanted to unveil it," says Beyonce. "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."
Watch a VIDEO and see more excerpts & photos (shot by Terry Richardson) of Beyonce from the shoot below:
Beyoncé on her husband Jay-Z
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.
Beyoncé on not being concerned with other people's opinions about her personal life
"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 says. "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."
Beyoncé on her bond with Jay-Z
"We focused three years on our marriage and found that it brought us an even stronger bond and connection. 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. If you are with the right person, it brings out the best version of you."
On building a solid foundation before becoming a mommy
"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," she says. "Now God has blessed us with the ultimate."