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Is Beyonce Pregnant? Did R&B Diva Trio Make Baby Pact?

The royal couple of hip-hop Jay-Z and Beyoncé stand together at the Keep A Child Alive 7th Annual Black Ball in NYC on Sept. 30.

Just days after Alicia Keys gave birth to son Egypt and following long-running rumors of Mariah Carey's pregnancy, Beyonce is allegedly expecting as well, which begs the questions: did the R&B divas make a baby pact?

The 29-year-old singer and husband Jay-Z have yet to make an official announcement, but Us Weekly reports that Beyonce is in her first trimester. "B was shocked. She loves kids, but she wasn't ready to be a mother just yet," says a source close to the singer. Despite the surprise, another source says that Beyonce sees the pregnancy as "a gift from God and she's so happy."

If B is indeed with baby, then, this will mark the third high-profile R&B singer's pregnancy. I'm wondering if the three gals actually got together and discussed getting pregnant around the same time? Or, if the pregnancy of one inspired the next and so on and so forth. And, if the latter's the case, will there be a fourth R&B diva pregnancy soon (Rihanna, anyone?)?

Speculations aside, good luck to all the new and expecting moms. In Beyonce's words, babies are "a gift from God."