But none of the star-studded performances or celebrity nominees could compare to what happened before the show – Beyonce announcing that she and husband Jay-Z are expecting a baby. Dressed in a loose fitting, off-the-shoulder red-gown, she clutched the baby bump that so many celeb-watchers had been predicting since she and Jay-Z married in 2008.
Later in the evening, she performed “Love on Top,” in spangled tux and danced around in her signature stilettos. She didn’t utter a word about the pregnancy, but ended the number by taking off her jacket and rubbing her swollen belly; in the audience, an elated Jay-Z hooted and clapped for his wife, as Kanye West hugged him.
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