PHOTO: Beyonce shows off sonogram and baby bump in ‘Life Is But A Dream’ documentary


There were some conspiracy theories that Beyonce wasn’t actually pregnant with her daughter Blu Ivy, and perhaps used a surrogate. There’s nothing wrong with that if that’s what she did, but despite a strange shot of Beyonce where her bump appears to fold in on itself, there’s mounting evidence that the conspiracy theories just weren’t true.

Beyonce shares glimpses of her very real baby bump, and even a sonogram of baby Blue Ivy in her documentary for HBO called ‘Life Is But A Dream.’


In the trailer for the doc, Beyonce also get thoughtful about the unique personal struggles that can manifest when you’re a pop star sitting on top of the world.

“I always battle with ‘How much do I reveal about myself?’ ‘How do I stay current?’ ‘How do I stay soulful?’ I felt like I had been so commercially successful, it wasn’t enough. There’s something so stressful about having to keep up with that. You can’t express yourself. You can’t grow. It is the battle of my life. So I set a goal, and my goal was independence. Everyone was like ‘What is she gonna do now?’”

“People see celebrities, they have money and fame, but I’m a human being. I cry, and I get scared, I get nervous just like everyone else.”

“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it. You’re playing a part in a much bigger show, and that’s what life is.”

‘Life is But a Dream’ debuts February 16 on HBO.

  • Me

    How is it possible that she was faking her pregnancy when she announced it on national tv

    • Amber

      People believe she used a surrogate but acted like she was actually carrying baby. You can google it to see the “evidence”… Why people care so much I don’t actually know!

      • Belinda

        I think it’s because carrying a baby to full term is not easy. Your body goes through hell at times and birth is no joke. I’ve been and am currently pregnant and it’s not fair for someone to take credit for carrying a child if they haven’t. I don’t care whether she carried her child or not, but she acted weird while she was pregnant. She’s not the first celebrity to carry a child but her stomach was the first I’ve seen ‘collapse’. It’s the price you pay for fame, but she’s been financially rewarded (which is what she wanted) so I don’t feel sorry for her. She spent years out of the public eye and if she really wanted her privacy, she would stay out of it. Don’t put your life on display and complain when you don’t like what people have to say. Not everyone is going to like you. *end rant* lol.

        • LexiconD1

          My son was born four weeks early, he weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.. YES FOUR WEEKS EARLY. For myself, I weighed less 8 months pregnant, than before I got pregnant, and way less once my son was born, without trying to. Nor did I throw up, except for 6 times, the entire pregnancy. My body just used the calories for the baby and I ate really really well. I didn’t even get much of a ‘baby bump’, and the little one I did get didn’t show up until I was almost six months pregnant. Guess what it looked like once the baby was born?…If you say “collapsed” (as in absolutely flat), you’d be right.

          I don’t get why this is anyone’s business? Seriously, why do you care?

        • Amber

          Oh believe me I know how hard it is. I carried a high risk pregnancy and gave birth reality as my daughter had a heart condition. I haven’t speculated whether she carried or a surrogate did cause I don’t care. I was giving that person the reason why it said people believe she lied. I don’t need credit fort carrying my own. Millions of women have done it before me and millions will do it after. I don’t think women need credit because they have had a pregnancy…

        • Amber

          Also she definitely doesn’t need the money, why would you say she had a baby for financial gain? I think that’s why she had a career…

  • Jim

    Rich people problems

  • ameliaBedelia76

    Power isn’t given to you, you have to take it? Woah, I thought she was an entertainer not a power seeker. I believe she used a surrogate. Unless this documentary shows her at the Dr getting an ultrasound and it showing she has a baby in her womb, I won’t believe it.

  • Pali

    Using a surrogate probably wasn’t an easy decision. In Jay-z song, he talks about how she suffered a miscarriage, and even if she used one, she sure wanted a baby. I think thats pretty respectable that she wanted to have a family. I don’t really think it has anything to do with avoiding the bad side of pregnancy

  • Patrese

    She’s giving the damn proof that she did in fact carry her child and yall still don’t believe it! I know what she’s gonna have to do the next time around, have the damn camera right in her coochie watching the baby coming out and then, maybe just then, she can get credit for birthing her child! Yall sound real stupid

    • ann thompson

      Hell, she shows practically her whole coochie in her commercials and when she dances in her granny pants. Just because they glitter doesn’t make them sexy. I believe she wore a fake baby bump when she made her announcement….never carried herself like a pregnant woman and what’s with being sequestered; blocking off an entire floor of a hospital. Their millions, they probably paid everyone off with big pleas to keep things on the qt. She is so blank she probably made up the whole miscarriage for sympathy too in hopes people would back off on the fake birthing. She is so superficial and thinks we can’t see it.

  • Mickey

    Jeez! Just because she got really tiny after her daughter was born she MUST have been faking it? Jessica Simpson got pregnant and everyone gave her sh*t for getting “too big”. Beyonce had her baby and everyone gave her sh*t because she wasn’t “big enough”. WTF is wrong with people?!? My older sister and I were pregnant at the same time. After she had her daughter (at 41 weeks) she dropped weight super fast. I had my daughter 1 week early and it took me 4 months to lose 25 lbs. People are different. We have different body types. Different exercise routines. We are all different in so many ways. Some of you pregos complaining need to stfu, you’re just jealous because she looks good and you think it’s going to take you forever to drop the weight. Maybe you should do like she did and get up and actually WORK OUT! Damn.

  • charlotte

    Maybe she used a fake bump because she wasn’t really showing all that much? I didn’t show all that much until almost 8 months.

  • I still don’t believe it. Bellies don’t collapse. It was the weirdest pregnancy and birth ever.

  • guest

    Anyone can take another person’s sonogram pic. Usually the info would be on the top so I wonder why she didn’t show her name on top of the sonogram or atleast a It’s a Girl!!!!. Besides from what I see in this sonogram it looks to be a baby boy. Anyone else seeeeeee that?

  • Guest

    Anyone here had a baby boy during their sonogram? Also that was 2012, please explain to me why they are rich as heck and didn’t use 4d ultrasound?

  • Belinda

    Woah. It’s really not that serious. You’ve obviously got issues beyond my abilities to understand or comprehend. I said I DO NOT CARE whether she did or did not carry the child. What I said was that if she didn’t, she shouldn’t pretend that she did, end of. I’m not complaining about my pregnancy you ignorant woman – go take a warm bath and calm down. I suggest you take a moment to reflect and not lose your shit over a comment that you don’t agree with (with someone you don’t even know and doesn’t affect your life whatsoever). The commentors before you were able to express themselves (in disagreement over what I said) without making judgement on my abilities or feelings toward my pregnancies, I suggest you learn to do the same. If YOU can’t handle reading comments that you don’t agree with without taking them personally and attacking…I suggest you get off the computer…many people before you have done it, right? Don’t worry, I wont be giving you any credit for doing so 😉

  • Courtney

    Does anyone else find it suspicious that Kim Kardashian just happened to start the process of “freezing” her eggs recently, even went through with the injections and now she’s all of a sudden “expecting”?!? I THINK that she went through the whole process to implant her and Kanye’s fertilized egg IN a surrogate!!! I just don’t believe that Kim would want to carry a baby for 9months and possibly ruin her precious little body (sarcastic). I don’t think she would be willing to put the baby’s needs first because everything has to be about her ALL THE TIME! Oh yeah and about the whole Beyonce thing… Funny that she never posed bare stomach while 6+ months pregnant. It seems like she would be showing that bare bump every chance she gets! So it’s a little hard to believe she carried Blu Ivy herself.

    • spottedgiraffe

      She didn’t show the bump because of this documentary coming out. She knew she would get more money if she kept her bump secret.

  • Amanda

    Haters: get a life and mind your business. That is all:)