Beyoncé Knowles is expecting her second child with her husband, rapper Jay-Z.
The “Countdown” singer had sparked rampant pregnancy rumors after she canceled a performance in Antwerp, Belgium, part of her global “Mrs. Carter World Tour,” citing “dehydration and exhaustion.”
But rumors were flying a week earlier at the exclusive New York Met Gala, where the 31-year-old songstress wore a custom-made Givenchy dress that was cinched at the waist.
The conspicuous choice of wardrobe, which featured a black snakeskin bodice and patterned, high-waisted skirt, would be particularly forgiving to a growing baby bump.
The child will be younger sibling to Blue Ivy Carter, the couple’s 15-month-old daughter who was born in January 2012 at a Manhattan hospital.
E! News’ confirmation would put the singer in her first trimester of pregnancy, meaning the Carters would welcome their second child sometime before the end of the year.
A representative for the singer did not immediately respond to the Daily News’ response for comment.
While the diva herself hasn’t confirmed for herself that she’s expecting another Carter, Beyoncé has dropped some coy hints.
On a recent appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Beyoncé said that she hoped for a larger family.
“I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company,” she said, cautiously adding: “At some point, when it’s supposed to happen.”
It is unclear how the singer’s reported pregnancy will affect the remaining leg of the tour.
But the effort to start a family with Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, hasn’t been an easy one.
In her HBO documentary “Life Is But a Dream,” which was released in February 2012, Beyoncé revealed that she had a miscarriage while trying to get pregnant.
She later turned to music to help her cope with her pain, writing what she called “the saddest song I’ve ever written.”
Bey’s lyrics convey the pain and helplessness she felt after the miscarriage, singing, “I guess love just wasn’t enough for us to survive/I swear I swear I swear I tried/You took the life right out of me/I’m so unlucky I can’t breathe.”
She also revealed in the documentary that she was deeply hurt by rumors that she faked her first pregnancy, instead using a surrogate, calling it “the most ridiculous rumor I’ve ever heard about me.”