When we see our favorite celebrities become parents and also raise their children in special ways, we often envy their glorious life. But do we ever know the stories behind the curtains, the struggles of waiting for conception and even the pains of miscarriages. Yes, our celebrities are humans just like us and they have been through it all and sweet mother Queen Bey has had her own fair share of motherhood experiences and awaiting much more to come.
Queen Bey is a woman like any other, aside from being a mega-diva and superstar, she is also a mother of three, her big superstar and award winning daughter Blue Ivy, who is 8-years-old and her adorable twins Rumi and Sir, both 2½.
“I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed”
In an exclusive interview with Elle Magazine, Beyoncé speaks of her life before she became a mother, her experiences with miscarriages and her eventual motherhood experience. She says “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed”. She adds that “Success looks different to me now. I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else.” This she realised following her miscarriages.
Queen Bey speaks of how much she has learnt from the experience and how it has changed her deeply, she recalls as she says, “Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper, I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger.”
Now she shuttles between being a businesswoman in the fashion line as she debuts her gender-neutral IVY PARK x Adidas collaboration line in Elle, being a mega-diva and artist and also being a mother of three and she admits that “balancing work and life is the most stressful thing.” She adds that “Making sure I am present for my kids — dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband and being home in time to have dinner with my family — all while running a company can be challenging.”
“Children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance…”
She also speaks of the pressure that comes from the social world outside who keep asking the question “Are you pregnant?” which she says she hates hearing the most, and always replies, “Get off my ovaries!” Being a celebrity and an artist, Beyoncé admits that the changes she has experienced in her body are uncountable thanks to the many stages of motherhood she has been through and she speaks plainly and sincerely about how she sees it, and she adds, “But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I’m at in life.”
Cheers to motherhood!