Beyoncé Knowles kept her tummy under wraps on Monday as rumours continued to swirl that she is expecting her second child. The 33-year-old singer was pictured enjoying a date night with her husband Jay Z at a basketball game in New York, and further fuelled pregnancy rumours by keeping her hands clasped over her stomach.
Dressed all in black, Beyoncé arrived at the Barclays Center covered up in a trench coat and trilby hat. After taking her courtside seat next to her long-term partner, she did remove her outer garment – but did seem to be intentionally keeping her tummy hidden from view.
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Beyoncé and Jay Z headed out on Monday as pregnancy rumours continued to swirl
Speculation that music’s power couple could be expanding their family began when Beyoncé shared a photograph on her Instagram page on Sunday as she enjoyed a family holiday in Thailand.
The picture shows the star buried in sand on the beach – with a big bump on her stomach. Her 23.6 million Instagram followers immediately began to speculate if this was the singer's way of announcing her pregnancy.
"STOP EVERYTHING, is Beyoncé pregnant again?!?!? I'm DYING," one fan wrote, with another one tweeting, "Beyoncé!! Pregnant!! My emotions can't handle it!!"
Beyoncé has not yet commented on reports she is expecting her second baby
Beyoncé and rapper Jay Z have been married since April 2008, and are parents to three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.
But reports that their second child is on the way are false, according to her friend and Destiny's Child bandmate Michelle Williams.
Michelle categorically denied the pregnancy rumours during an appearance on The View on Monday. "You know, when she was pregnant, people said she wasn't pregnant, and you know, it's just no truth to it, sorry!" the singer said.
"First of all, if you look at the picture, the baby bump is probably where her knees probably really are… Just stop it. Stop it."