Beyoncé gives birth to baby girl

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.

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  1. n/a • January 9, 2012 @ 10:16 AM

    Um, it’s Ivy Blue, not Blue Ivy

  2. corina • January 9, 2012 @ 2:02 PM

    Congratulations on your new babygirl . And that’s such a beautiful name

  3. Tribute • January 9, 2012 @ 3:16 PM

    There seems to be some confusion about what the baby’s actual name is, Ivy Blue or Blue Ivy. Gwyneth Paltrow, who’s known to be a close friend of the couple, confirmed via Twitter that the baby’s name was in fact Blue Ivy Carter. She first tweeted, “Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.” A fan then replied asking for confirmation of the name, to which Paltrow responded, “It’s Blue Ivy Carter!”

    A source told The Houston Chronicle, Beyonce’s hometown newspaper, that the name Blue was taken from Jay-Z’s 2001 album “The Blueprint” and Ivy represents the Roman numeral four (IV) – Beyonce was born on September 4, her mother on January 4, and Jay-Z on December 4. The couple was married on April 4 (they even have matching IV tattoos on their wedding fingers) and Beyonce named her last album “4”.

  4. Ash • January 9, 2012 @ 3:27 PM

    Congrats to the both!!! so happy for them! and what a unique and beautiful name 😀

  5. C-Dub • January 9, 2012 @ 8:27 PM

    Odd, on an entertainment show on TV just now they were talking about Jay-Z recently posting a song on twitter or something like that about a miscarriage. Why talk about that?? Talk about this-a baby being born and they are happy. Why dredge negativity. what a stupid show on TV!! I thought that’s what happened until I read this article.

  6. Olive • January 10, 2012 @ 12:33 AM

    Congrats B and Jay-Z! Blue Ivy, what a pretty name! Yes its a little odd, ut considerng the emotional meaning for it and the other celebrity baby names (Apple, Banana, Morocon) its cute. Welcome to the world Baby Blue

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