Imagining the gaudiness a Beyoncé and Jay-Z baby shower would entail? You’re going to have to dream on a bit longer.
According to Tina Knowles, Beyoncé’s mother, the hearsay is solely that: hearsay. TMZ reports that she visited the Ellen DeGeneres Show to respond to the rumors with her own sense of wit.
“The truth is that’s it’s not Beyonce that’s pregnant—it’s me,” she said, before adding “I’m kidding y’all. I’m 56.”
“The reports are not true,” Mama Knowles continues. “Not right now. With all the rumors, by now I should have five or six grandchildren.”
Speculation of a Beyoncé baby bump spread yesterday, when Usmagazine.com cited unnamed sources who’d confirmed that she and Jay-Z were expecting.
This is far from the first debunked Beyoncé pregnancy rumor. In March, Huffington Post among several other media outlets reported that Bey was with child, only to be refuted shortly after. —John Kennedy