After weeks of much speculation and rumor whirlwinds, pop megastar Beyonce Knowles, 30, gave birth Saturday to a baby girl at a hospital in New York City, according to media reports.
Jay-Z allegedly told friends he and Beyonce had named their daughter
Blue Ivy Carter (though there was much media confusion as to whether the
baby’s name is Blue Ivy or Ivy Blue, neither of which has been confirmed by
either star). According to reports, the couple chose “Ivy” because of the
significance of the number “4” or “IV,” — Beyonce and Jay-Z were born
on Sept. 4 and Dec. 4, respectively, were married on April 4, 2008, and Beyonce’s latest album is entitled 4. Also, Jay-Z’s favorite color is blue.
Mother and baby were both “doing fine,” the Houston Chronicle reported as it broke the news, which was later confirmed by entertainment news website E! Online.
The 30-year-old Destiny’s Child and “Single Ladies” star is married to hip-hop icon Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter.
The couple rented out the entire fourth floor of Lenox Hill Hospital, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, for the birth — paying $1.3 million, the New York Daily News reported.
The newspaper said a hospital staffer had revealed Beyonce had checked in Friday night under the name “Ingrid Jackson.”