By: Hana Kotb
Beyonce fans all over the world are speculating that she might be pregnant again. The 22-time Grammy winner, who is now 36 years old, appeared to have a bit of a bump while performing in Rome on Sunday, July 8. This concert is as part of her On the Run II stadium tour with Jay Z, her husband. She appeared in a form-fitting silver mini-dress. At the end of the song, she rubbed her stomach and smiled at the audience before walking away. The couple already share daughter Blue Ivy, 6, and twins Rumi and Sir, 1, which would make her a mother of four.
Some members of the Beyhive argued that the speculation may not be totally far-fetched. They pointed out that Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s favorite number is four, which could mean that they’d love to welcome a fourth child. After all, Queen Bey was born on September 4 and Hov’s birthday is December 4; they married on April 4, 2008; and Blue Ivy’s middle name comes from the roman numeral IV. In addition, Beyoncé released an album titled 4 in 2011 and Jay-Z dropped a record titled 4:44 in 2017.
Other fans were quick to laugh off the pregnancy rumors, though. Beyoncé and Jay-Z recently announced that they are set to headline the Global Citizen Festival in South Africa in December. It is unlikely that she is expecting as she would be in the final months of her pregnancy at that time. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises pregnant women not to travel to South Africa due to the risk of malaria.