Jason Merritt, Getty Images
"I just wanted it to be from me, and I wanted it to be something that was a celebration of something so beautiful," says Bey. "And I didn't want to release a picture or a statement. I figured the biggest statement was to ... just be."
After the big reveal, Beyonce felt such a wave of relief (and probably pregnancy hormones) that she openly wept backstage at the awards show. "I went straight off the stage and just cried," says B. "I hugged my mom, I hugged Jay and just cried. It was a beautiful day."
"Honestly, I just felt free," continues B. "I really did, because I'd been holding the most exciting thing in for so long, and I just felt like, Wow, now I can enjoy and now I can just experience this the way that every woman should. So I felt so liberated, and I felt like, Oh, I can breathe and be happy. And, you know, it was a beautiful feeling ..."
Beyonce will have many more beautiful moments in the upcoming months. It was just revealed this week that Bey's due date is far earlier that originally thought, and that Mrs. Jay-Z could be having a Christmas baby. Talk about a great gift!