Grammy-winning married couple Jay-Z and Beyonce’s countdown to parenthood has officially kicked-off with new reports claiming their first baby is due in early 2012.
Specifically, Jay and Hov are expecting their child’s birth in the same month as Valentine’s Day.
“If it’s any time, right now is the time. I’m so happy,” Beyoncé says of her pregnancy with Australia’s Channel 7 Sunday Night Show via AOL. During an interview with Beyoncé, Sunday Night reveals Bey’ and Jay-Z expect her baby in February 2012. “It already has changed my life,” Beyoncé told Sunday Night Show.”My husband and I have been together for ten years. All of my 20s, since I was 20. I just felt like it’s time. I’m very grateful that God has bless ed me with the biggest gift any human being can have.” (Billboard)
In late September, Jay-Z finally broke his silence on preparing for fatherhood.
“I’m excited! I think that is pretty easy,” Jay explained. “Someone emailed me this morning and said ‘Some people climb the ladder and grab the ladder. And some people pull more people up the ladder and you are a person who pulls more people up the ladder.’ I was very humbled by that.” (E! Online)
Jay’s reaction came a few days after Beyonce said the pregnancy has made her dislike the smell of his cologne.
Now that Beyonce is pregnant, the 30-year-old singer says her sense of smell isn’t what it used to be. While promoting her Pulse fragrance on ET Canada, Knowles admitted that her 41-year-old husband Jay-Z’s signature scent has recently become a turnoff. “I smell everything,” she said. “If it smells bad, I smell it. My husband’s fragrance, his one that I always love, I hate right now. So thank God I have this one!” (Us Magazine)
In September, the Grammy-winning singer addressed the joys she’s been experiencing while awaiting her firstborn.
“Actually I am having so much fun, it has been the most fun time now that it has been announced and I don’t have to [hide it] … it was really difficult to conceal, but now that I can be proud and excited about it I’m having so much fun shopping — it’s great,” she explained in an interview. “My mother has always told me that beauty comes from within and what’s exciting about being a woman is you can say today I feel like being, today I feel really conservative, today I’m feeling classy, today I am going on a date and I want to just be a showstopper and you know; there is this variety of beautiful clothes that can bring out whatever you feel inside but it comes from here and you should wear your clothes they shouldn’t wear you.” (Selfridges)
Check out celebrities speaking on the couple’s pregnancy down below: