There have been a lot of rumors lately that Beyonce is faking her pregnancy, stemming from an interview she did in Australia earlier this week. In a video of the beginning of the interview, Beyonce walks out, greets the host and then sits down and it appears that her belly/dress folds in on itself.
There are all kinds of rumors circulating about this still from the interview and Beyonce’s reps have made a statement that this is “Stupid, ridiculous and false.” Some people believe she’s not really pregnant at all but wearing a prosthetic baby bump and is in fact using a surrogate mother in order to keep her figure. Others think there is no pregnancy, surrogate or otherwise and that this was all a publicity stunt to promote album sales. Personally, I believe that It is possible that an undergarment she was wearing (like pantyhose or spanx) rolled down as she sat and created that odd picture. The dress is also very loose and when she sat down the extra fabric could have been what made her belly appear contorted like that. I think that given Beyonce and Jay-z’s track record of avoiding scandal at all costs, it is extremely unlikely that they would just make up a pregnancy for publicity. If anything, they work as hard as possible to keep the public in the dark about the details of their relationship. Some people point to her method of announcing it, that broke twitter trending topic records for most tweets in a second, as proof of a publicity stunt. I’m inclined however to believe what she said in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar (where she is featured on the cover). In the interview she says, “I put a lot of thought into how I wanted to unveil it. It was important to me that I was able to do it myself…I didn’t want a crazy picture or gossip story to break the news.” You can’t really fault her for wanting to reveal something so personal and intimate on her own terms.
What I do think is very possible however, is that she could be padding her bump at times to make it appear larger in certain outfits. Everyone’s pregnancy is different, but a lot of women at her stage of pregnancy (she has revealed an expected February due date) are barely showing, and I believe she could be enhancing it because that’s what the public expects. For years all we have heard was rumors about Beyonce being pregnant and now that she has confirmed she is, no one believes her. Beyonce, by all expectations, did things the “right” way. She took things slow and she accomplished a lot in her career before taking this step. She and Jay-z were dating for eight years prior to getting married. In the Harper’s Bazaar interview she says, “We took our time and developed an unbreakable friendship before we got married” and then “We focused three years on our marriage and found that it brought us an even stronger bond and connection.” and then after all that, she got pregnant. But somehow, there is still scandal surrounding her pregnancy. I don’t know, but I don’t think that everyone will ever truly be satisfied. We have seen Beyonce, pregnant in a bikini and still there is still suspicion that she is making it all up.
Even after the baby is born, these surrogate mother rumors could persist and short of getting a sonogram on live television there really is no way for her to prove it. Personally, I believe it and I wish her and Jay the best of luck as they enter this new phase of their lives.