Beyonce’s been unusually open about her personal life since she’s become pregnant, and that has left media outlets salivating at the possibility of being the first to show pics of her and Jay Z’s new baby (don’t worry, he/she isn’t here yet). But according to The Huffington Post, Bey isn’t even entertaining the idea.
“They are one of the most private couples,” one magazine editor said. “We have made several offers to their people about running exclusive images of mother and baby and no one has responded.”
They had to try right?
It’s not surprising that Beyonce would refuse to go the exploit-my-child-for-money route. It took her nearly 10 years to acknowledge her relationship with Jay, and as another industry insider revealed, “They have an estimated net worth of over $700 million. It’s not like they need the money.”
I am curious what they were offered, though. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie set the record for baby picture earnings, accepting $12 million dollars for photos of their twins, Knox and Vivienne, which they completely donated to charity. I’m sure Baby Bey could top that.
“If Beyonce and Jay-Z do decide to share their child with the world, they will probably go the same route as Tom Cruise and Katie [Holmes],” the editor explained. “Instead of selling the images to a weekly publication, they would give them away for nothing to lock in a cover of a monthly like Vanity Fair. But knowing this couple, it is unlikely we will ever see a staged picture of the child.”
I agree; and as much as I want to see the new bundle of joy, I think that’s for the better.
Are you secretly hoping Beyonce and Jay Z sell the first pics of their baby, or at least cover a monthly mag as a family?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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