Beyonce Swears Pregnancy Is Real, Plans a Maternity Line
Not only is Beyonce swearing that the collapsing baby bump debacle is false, but moreover, she’s planning a maternity line. Way to not let ’em kick you when you’re down.
So by now, we’ve all seen the video of Beyonce’s collapsing baby bump, right? It’s really anyone’s guess what’s going on with that—some are swearing that it’s proof that she and Jay-Z are actually using a surrogate to carry their child, while TMZ pointed out that a pic of Beyonce bearing all while on vacation with Jay-Z in Croatia last month looks pretty legit. Here’s the image, for the curious:
But not only is Beyonce not letting the rumors that she’s not actually pregnant stop her—she’s now planning on launching a maternity line of her own.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, the inspiration to design her own maternity line came from the drama surrounding her choice of dress for the MTV Video Movie Awards back in August. She went through a whopping 70 gowns before settling on the orange Lanvin caftan in which she graced the red carpet. Ever since then, she said, “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.” Hence her wanting to add a maternity collection to her House of Deréon line.
Concerning the prosthetic belly rumors, Beyonce’s rep, Yvette Noel-Schure, told ABC that the reports are “stupid, ridiculous and false.” And to be honest—and maybe I’m alone here, but bear with me—I kind of believe her. Lights and cameras can do weird things, including creating bizarre illusions, accidentally or on purpose; so maybe the collapsing baby bump was literally a trick of the light. It’s hard to tell from a low-quality video streaming on my tiny computer screen.
Besides, faking a pregnancy seems like such a massive charade to go through for very little payoff. Even if Beyonce HAD in fact chosen to go with a surrogate, she could have gotten just as much mileage out of that as out of an actual pregnancy. She’s a pretty astute business woman, so I’m not really sure that I buy the idea of a stunt of this magnitude.
Of course, if I’m later proven wrong, I’ll happily eat my words. But until then, as with Jessica Simpson, it’s not really the end of the world if Beyonce is or isn’t pregnant. I’m happy to sit back and wait to see how it all unfolds.
Though I will say that a baby born of Beyonce and Jay-Z would be one gorgeous child!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.