Beyoncé Knowles and her hip hop husband Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) have become proud new parents of a baby girl – Blue Ivy Carter was born on Saturday morning at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York. The couple had the luxury of complete privacy for the delivery because Jay-Z dished out $1.3 million to rent out the hospital’s entire fourth floor. Then again, there’s no such thing as too much for these A-list parents. Shortly after revealing her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Music Awards, Beyoncé reportedly placed an order with a Dubai-based designer for, not one but two, diamond and crystal-encrusted prams estimated to be worth approximately $50,000 US; one in pink if they had a girl and one in blue for a boy.
As soon as the news broke that baby Blue was finally born, many celebrities took to Twitter to share their congratulations and well wishes for the family including heartfelt messages from Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and music mogul Russell Simmons. Both mommy and baby are said to be doing well.