Beyonce's Pregnancy Timeline: Relive All the Twists & Turns (PHOTOS)

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In the past five or so months, few celebrity stories have captivated the world's attention quite like Beyonce's pregnancy.

What started out as a happy announcement at the MTV Video Music Awards in August quickly devolved into a flurry of Internet rumors, with some alleging that the whole thing was fake.

So what's the real story? We'll probably never know. But with the news that the R&B superstar welcomed a baby girl on Saturday, we're recapping every reported detail about her pregnancy, from start to finish. Check it out below.

Aug. 28, 2011: After a bit of speculation, Beyonce confirms to the world that she is pregnant with her first child, and in doing so, sets a new record on Twitter.

Sept. 4, 2011: Beyonce turns 30.

Sept. 7, 2011: Photos of Beyonce's baby bump surface while she and husband Jay-Z vacation in Croatia.

Oct. 10, 2011: During a taped interview segment with the R&B singer, Australian news program Sunday Night reports that Beyonce's due date is in February.

Oct. 11, 2011: Scandal erupts when footage of Beyonce sitting down for her interview with Sunday Night hits the Internet, leading some to believe that she has been wearing a fake baby bump. A rep for Beyonce later referred to the rumors as "stupid, ridiculous and false."

Nov. 4, 2011: Beyonce's former Destiny's Child groupmate, Kelly Rowland, accidentally reveals that Beyonce is having a baby girl. Oops.

Nov. 29, 2011: Following a number of sightings in New York, Beyonce releases a behind the scenes clip from the making of the video for "Countdown" (dated Sept. 23), in which she shows off her baby bump at six months.

Dec. 2, 2011: Beyonce sits down with Katie Couric to discuss her pregnancy, including what her cravings are.

Dec. 30, 2011: More rumors hit the Internet - this time, alleging that Beyonce gave birth to a baby girl named Tiana-May Carter in New York City.

Jan. 5, 2012: All rumors come to a slightly confusing halt when Beyonce is spotted leaving an office building in New York.

Jan. 7, 2012: The couple reportedly welcomes a baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter.

Jan. 8, 2012: Conspiracy theories run wild on the Internet, all of which are focused on the meaning behind Blue Ivy. Does it have to do with the Illuminati? Lucifer's daughter? A wedding planner in Boston? Again, we'll probably never know.

Jan. 9, 2012: New daddy Jay-Z releases an emotional song called "Glory" in the wake of Blue Ivy's birth.

Jan. 9, 2012: Beyonce and Jay-Z confirm the news in an official statement, saying:

Hello Hello Baby Blue!

We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.

Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support

What do you make of all of this? Do you believe any of the Internet's theories? Or are they simply conspiracies? Sound off below!



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  • mussie

    im looking @ these pictures myself it dont look as if shes pregnant 2 sayshe suppose 2 have had that baby n january

  • Sonja Brooks
    Sonja Brooks

    Whoever is posting these pics and dates need to double check the dates, cause she was not supposed pregnant in 2011.

  • ya2dumb2understand

    MAnnn, ya'll all need to mind ya business. Anything can be put in the internet, anything can be photoshop, and anything can be possible to make a story look legit. Ya all brainwashed, from top to bottom, talking about " I wanna be like you", why not be your self and try to make a different. Just ebcause they make good music, with the help of the "elite" "MEDIA" that doesnt mean you have to be just like them.. SMH ya'll all suk a$$


    LMAOOOOO!!!! You are such a sad STAN! You really think Beyonce or Jay-Z is reading this, and giving a F**K about your kin???? Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!! ROFLMAO!!!! You big dummy!!!

  • Chris

    Why do you even care that much...what reason would she have to lie!?! I'm sure she know how that would kill her career and image. Do you honestly think Jay Z would go along with that??

  • Chris

    Why do you even care that much...what reason would she have to lie!?! I'm sure she know how that would kill her career and image. Do you honestly think Jay Z would go along with that.

  • Michelle Armstrong
    Michelle Armstrong

    beyonce is a liaring fake demon bitch i will neva listen her demon possess music ever again.......y lie about begin pregnant girl????

  • Debbie Abdelnour
    Debbie Abdelnour

    She looks fabulous as always !! =)

  • Juanita B
    Juanita B

    Nice weave beotch

  • Stacee

    Look the media are crazy for attention so what better way to make people buy their magazines and read them than to say her pregnancy was fake? Most women believe that it's bad luck to say you're pregnant too early in the pregnancy, maybe she felt hiding it till she was showing was better for her life and the stress that lies can put on a early pregnant women. So I think she's a wonderful woman and I love Beyance so ya'll need to think this through carefully. The media LIES!

  • Meek1

    What gives you the idea that she is too superficial to mess up her body? Do you know her? Have you heard her ever be superficial? I don't think I ever have. This sounds like your issue...not hers. You can see that she's swollen on these pictures. It scares me that you think a woman has to have a baby right away in order to prove that she's not superficial. lol Hmmm...let me think, maybe she wanted to get further in her career, maybe she wanted to enjoy her husband and travel before she settled down to be a mother, maybe she just wasn't ready! Oooohhh...maybe you're mad that you blew up and she didn't. lol You got issues.

  • kimberly williams
    kimberly williams

    congratulations beyonce and jay-z on your daughter blue ivy wat a beautiful joy i wish you all nothing but joy, peace , and happiness! keep the love and smiles blooming.... jan is a very rememberale month you all brought beautiful blue ivy into the world jan 7th1 my daughter and law had my second grandson jan 10th he weighed 4lbs 7 4ozs. but he is doing very very well. hopefully he'll be home the end of jan, his name is derrius shyraun williams jr. a bundle of joy! and i have a grandchild that'll be 2 april 1st. so you all enjoy precious baby blue1 peace & happiness........

  • Beth

    Honestly, if beyonce didnt want people, the bloggers, reporters, etc., in her business, then she wouldn't have announced the pregnancy like she did in the first place. She's not stupid. She knew exactly what she was doing. And now that things have surfaced and all the press and attention she's getting isn't all positive like she probably thought it would be, people in her camp, her sister in particular, are upset. I've heard a lot of rumors and theories about bey's pregnancy, and while i am not sure if i believe them or not, i do know that beyonce does have a history of lying, and i know what i saw with the australian interviewer. Beyonce was acting way to odd during her pregnancy to turn a blind eye to all the things that have been happening. Regardless, a healthy baby has been brought into the world, whether she came out of bey's vagina or a surrogate's, she's here, and she's a blessing. I wish them the best raising their child.

  • mimi

    I'm confused as to how..a woman of "thick stature"..gained absolutely no kind of weight during her pregnancy..and she is not lol, she got a surrogate...she too superficial to mess up that nice body of hers for a kid lol..if so, she would've had one a long time ago..n how come i haven't seen any pics of her stomach, like all other celebrities???

  • ky

    you dont have to name your child something just because people are speculating something false about you. Let them live their lives.

  • Tamaryea Hamilton
    Tamaryea Hamilton

    I am so happy that you had your new baby so good luck with her. I am also a big fan of you and I want to meet you,I try to sing like you ans I try to dance like you so please give me a comment bak and I love you.See you soon Blue Ivy Carter.Thank you so much for everything that you have done for these people and keep on living your dream.

  • Olivia2

    Beyonce am still your fun no matter what evil things people are saying against you. like the way you gave birth..

  • Christian

    if the name ''blue ivy has nothing to do with the devil..then why didnt u give her a name atleast maybe from the bible to stop people from talking....but obviously thats a gift fromthe devil...BLUE EVIL

  • KM

    I really don't know what to believe. Yesterday I read that Beyonce had a c-section. Then today I reaad that she had the baby naturally. I was wondering why beyonce and Jay-Z never did a pregnancy photo for a magazine like Mariah Carey and Demi Moore did when they were expecting. Then I read today that beyonce had a previous miscarriage. Why was she wearing those heels during the time she was preganant.....I am just wondering...that is dangerous especially since she had lost a baby. I know there are also rumors of a surrogate. Congratulation to the couple and I can't wait to see pictures of the newborn.

  • glo

    you can hardly ever believe rumors about celebs, they are false most of the time and just cuz they like to keep thier life somewhat private doesn't mean they are part of some secret group, i think she was pregnant and all the rumors are bogus :)

  • kc

    Because she never really did.

  • Noah

    Why isn't the date of conceiving on this timeline? Pff.