Beyoncé Wants Another Baby for All the Wrong Reasons

BeyonceIt sounds like there's yet another celebrity we can go ahead and put on "bump watch," now that Beyoncé admits she wants more kids with Jay-Z.

Bey's little girl, Blue Ivy, is a year old now, so I guess it's not too surprising that she has babies on the brain and is considering giving her daughter a sibling. But her reasoning for adding to her family sounds, well -- just a little bit off.

She said, "I would like more children," then added, "I think my daughter needs some company."

Company? By phrasing it that way, it almost sounds like the poor kid is by herself all the time or something.

Bey then gushed about her love for Blue by saying, "I am very protective. I just want to make sure that she can have a healthy, safe, normal life ... in the back of my mind, she's my priority. And life is completely different now. So I'm—I feel really, really just lucky that I can still do what I love, and now have a way bigger meaning. And that's to be her mother."

Ok -- wait a minute. Maybe she just wasn't thinking about the way her words were coming out, but what exactly does "in the back of my mind, she's my priority" mean?

(What the heck is going on in the front of her mind?)

Again, maybe I'm taking what she said the wrong way, but saying Blue is in the back of her mind, coupled with the statement about her needing some company, makes me think Beyoncé wants another baby simply because she's feeling guilty.

By saying she needs company, it almost sounds like she's so busy these days that she doesn't spend as much time with Blue as she'd like, so maybe giving her a brother or sister to hang out with would help.

And as the mom of an only child, I can totally relate. There have been quite a few times over the course of my son's life that I've felt a little bad about him not having a sibling, simply because there are times when it's just him and he doesn't have other kids around to play with. But not once have I ever considered having another baby for the sole purpose of making sure he's not alone.

If you're going to take a step as big as having more children, it should be because it's something you want to do -- not because it's something you feel you have to do. And yes -- I know Beyoncé didn't say that's the only reason she's thinking of having more, and I'm sure deep down, she really does want to experience motherhood a second time around.

But based on her comments, it really just seems like now might not be the right time for her and Jay-Z to add another baby into the mix.

When the first thing that pops into her head is, "OMG I want another child right now" -- that's when she'll know it's time to get working on baby number two. In the meantime, she ought to just give herself a break and enjoy the time she has with Blue Ivy as an only child -- because she'll never be able to get those precious moments back again.

Would you ever have another baby out of guilt?


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mamav... mamavaness

im kind of in that position. i want another baby for my daughter to have a sibling but my husband says thats a dumb reason lol.

nonmember avatar Michelle

You took the time to overanalyze that? I guess...

SuzyB... SuzyBarno

I am an only child and I totally had another child to give my daughter a sibling. We were in the position to do it, we wanted another child and there was no way I would sentence her to be an only child. I had a super boring childhood. I was always jealous of my friends with brothers and sisters. Now comes the question of a 3rd child, don't think we're gonna do it though. We're nice and cozy the way we are, we have one boy and one girl, even if we had 2 of the same sex, we think we would be done.

Serab... Serabelle

I think you're over analyzing her responses. Wanting more kids so your child has someone to be with is not that strange, and in her case I think natural. She grew up with her sister and cousin Kelly, so she wants her daughter to have that same relationship too. And with her and Jay-z's hectic schedules, it's normal to worry she'll feel lonely without a sibling


Marriage in trouble?Better have a baby;My mom wants more grand kids:have a baby;If that Dugger woman can do it,so can I.Those are the "wrong" reasons  to have a baby.Wanting a sibling for your child is not a "wrong" reason.You know I've never heard anyone say "in the front of my mind".

Rachelle Miller

how is that a "wrong" reason to have another child? We wanted another child and we wanted a sibling for our son, so in all actuality we had another baby for our son, it turned out great too they are 3 years and 4 months apart and they are best friends. They don't know what to do without each other because they are each others main playmate! They are 6 and 3 and since we are more of an at home kind of family we don't have many friends to hang out with, especially ones with kids the same age. I think its wrong to judge someones decision for any reason unless they are clearly doing harm to their children or others

stara... starandseen

I don't get it. It sounds like Beyonce is saying all the right things. Why is the author over reacting? The priority comment. She can't possibly have Blue on her mind all the time. When she's working, she still knows that Blue is still her priority. What's the problem in a statement like that? Any good working mother will be thinking the same thing while she's working or cooking or doing anything else?

And having another baby so Blue will have company? Sounds normal to me. How can the author possibly pick on that line ? Sounds like she's thinking about her daughter, so she could have someone closer to her age to play with and grow up with since parents can not be with their children all the time.

I honestly thought this article completely took a bizarre left turn into accusations that have no weight. I did not same at all that Beyonce thought she wanted another one because she felt guilty?? Maybe secretly that's how she feels but from these quotes, I did not get that impression at all.

femal... femaleMIKE

I have heard lots of women use that reason to have another child.

No one can have it all, so I am sure that Beyonce does not get to spend that much time with her baby.  Which is probably why whereever she goes, she makes sure her baby is close by.  (example, her daughter is backstage while she performs).

Kassandra Lee

what a stupid article! Why don't you write about something we care about.

krazi... kraziandkoul

So.... what's the "right" reason to have another child? 


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