Watch: 57 Pounds Didn’t Stop Beyonce’s Return To Center Stage

Nothing will stand between Beyoncé and the stage — not even her 1-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.

After welcoming her first child with hip-hop mogul hubby Jay-Z in January 2012, Queen B put her post-baby body on display as she performed a three-night stint in May in Atlantic City.

“I did a show three months after I gave birth, which was really crazy,” Beyoncé tells Oprah Winfrey in their much-anticipated sitdown, which will air Saturday on OWN. “I had clearly never given birth and I didn’t know I would gain…57 pounds.”

But the pregnancy weight couldn’t keep the multi-platinum Grammy-winning superstar from her passion. “I really wanted to know, ya know? I feel so fortunate to do my job,” she gushed. “I love my job. I love singing. I love the way it feels.”

In the Oprah’s Next Chapter episode, Beyoncé, 31, also dishes on daughter Blue Ivy, her heartbreaking miscarriage, the making of her HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream — which has received mixed reviews from critics — professionally parting ways with her father Matthew Knowles, and her four-year marriage to Jay-Z.

“I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man,” Bey tells Winfrey, adding that Hova has helped her “on so many levels” during their relationship. “It just gives me such a foundation.”

“We were friends first, for a year and a half before we went on any date — on the phone for a year and a half,” she recalls. “And that foundation is so important in a relationship. Just to have someone that you just like is so important and someone that is honest.”

To catch the full Beyoncé’s interview, tune in to Oprah’s Next Chapter this Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 PM on OWN.

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