Beyonce Celebrates Her 30th Birthday in Italy

Beyonce released her fourth studio album, 4, in June, announced last week that she's pregnant with her first child and turned 30 years old on Sunday, Sept. 4. To say she's having a monumental year is an understatement!

The Grammy winner celebrated the big 3-0 with husband Jay-Z in Venice, Italy, where they were spotted in public for the first time since last weekend's MTV Video Music Awards, where Lady B told the world about her baby news.

Sporting golden curls and wearing a gorgeous halter maxi-dress, the "Love on Top" singer showed off her baby bump dining with Jay-Z at one of Venice's most romantic -- and most expensive -- restaurants, People reports. The two were in Venice to attend the city's high-profile film festival, where many of their celebrity friends are promoting movies.

But her birthday festivities didn't end with a dinner. The musical power couple had a swanky bash on the super-luxury yacht the "Odessa." Beyonce's A-list pals including Gwyneth Paltrow and Erykah Badu stopped by to celebrate with the mama-to-be. Paltrow, who's also married to a music-industry heavyweight, Chris Martin, was in the City of Water to attend the world premiere of her upcoming drama, Contagion.

It's obvious that Beyonce is aglow with her new pregnancy. As she told the audience at the VMAs: "I want you to stand up on your feet. I want you to feel the love that's growing inside me."

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