We interrupt our daily speculation over whether or not Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant with baby number-four in order to ask the following question:
Is Beyonce pregnant with baby number-two?!?
This is a topic that has been broached on a nearly-monthly basis ever since Beyonce and Jay Z welcomed daughter Blue Ivy into the world.
For the record, that was five years ago now.
But certain celebrity news sources and outlets now claim to have photographic evidence of the iconic singer rocking a baby bump.
The alleged proof was published on January 27, when the artist was featured in a new video ad for her clothing company, Ivy Park.
The footage depicted Beyonce in some sort of green top, which was pretty clearly covering up a rather obvious (to some) baby bump.
Click on the video above to see more, and check out the following photo to see if you spy an enlarged tummy, due to a growing fetus:
Making matters more interesting and causing folks to wonder even more than usual whether or not Beyonce is pregnant again?
This video was taken off the Internet within hours.
It’s almost as if the singer’s team realized that the bump was prominent and quickly responded by taking down the accidental confirmation.
“Beyonce Knowles is PREGNANT – she low key announced her pregnancy just a few moments ago,” MediaTakeOut (dot) com wrote.
The gossip blog went on to state matter-of-factly:
“No Bey didn’t make a formal announcement. She merely showed up in her new Ivy Park ad – sporting a CLEAR baby bump."
It’s worth noting, of course, that Media Take Out may be the single least reliable "news" website to ever exist on this planet.
However, it was not relying on any sort of anonymous source for its story in this case; it simply shared images from a video.
So, take out of that what you will from this media source – which isn’t the only one to jump on this report, we might add.
Hollywood Life is also claiming that Beyonce and Jay Z are expecting their second child together, citing very different logic.
The slightly less unreliable website is basing its assertion not on any quote from the singer’s camp. But on the lack of one.
An insider reported their simple theory to HL earlier today:
“Everyone in Beyonce‘s inner circle is keeping quiet."
"When it comes to [Beyonce] pregnancy rumors, which is unusual because normally they would just deny them outright,” the insider says.
“When there’s been pregnancy stories before everyone has just laughed them off, but this time round there’s a noticeable silence on the subject."
"[That] makes me think it’s true."
The famous duo has been through a lot in the past year, of course. For Bey and Jay, 2016 was marked by plenty of less positive speculation.
It was highlighted by the release of "Lemonade," an album that appeared to be comprised of tracks that accused Jay Z of cheating on his wife.
With that scandal – and the infamous elevator fight – behind them, might The First Couple of Music be determined to change the narrative?
To make news for a very different, adorable reason? That would certainly put the rumors of trouble in paradise to rest once and for all.
The same "inside" source tells Hollywood Life:
“There’s no doubting that Beyonce has been wearing a lot of baggy, over-sized clothing recently, and that’s soooo not like her usually."
"Everyone in her crowd knows how much she and Jay would like another baby. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s an announcement very soon.”
Man. How awesome would that be?!?
After the sort of year everyone just experienced, and considering all the tension spreading throughout the country right now?
We really could use some good news.
Yes, we know it’s just Beyonce and Jay Z, but what’s wrong with a little escapism? We could use a reason to smile once again.
And it’s hard to imagine any better or more precious reason than for one of the most beloved celebrity couples to have their second baby.
We really hope this rumor becomes a reality, but until there’s confirmation, all we can do is sit tight and cross our fingers.
UPDATE, 2/1/17: This is not a drill:
Follow the above link to see her official announcement – a written confirmation with a photo of her very pregnant belly – right here and now.
Congrats to the couple!!!!!!!