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Beyonce has always had a flair for the dramatic (in the best possible way), and she put that talent to great use Sunday night when she revealed her pregnancy in jaw-dropping fashion at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. The pop star channeled her Sasha Fierce persona during a performance of the aptly titled "Love on Top" from her latest album 4.
At the end of the song she unbuttoned her sparkly jacket and knowingly rubbed her belly, as the crowd erupted and father-to-be Jay-Z looked like an exuberant kid in a candy store. We seriously have watched it nine times and still are getting goosebumps! Check it out:
Earlier in the evening, she teased her news when she posed for photos and hugged her belly while announcing, “I have a surprise!”
As anyone who has ever been pregnant knows, sharing the news with loved ones is one of the most exciting aspects of pregnancy, particularly once that nerve-wracking first trimester is over. Although it’s hard to trump Beyonce (a national stage and millions of adoring fans does raise the bar), Mrs. Jay-Z is certainly not the only mama-to-be to share her news in exciting public fashion. Here are five amazingly sweet and funny pregnancy announcement videos. Watch 'em when you can finally stop hitting replay.
The Fortune Cookie: A father-to-be restuffed a fortune cookie with a tailor-made fortune that read “You will be a grandmother in October, 2010…love Jeff & Ally” We dare you to watch the grandmother-to-be’s reaction to receiving the fortune without tearing up.
A Literal Bun in the Oven: One creative family posted this downright adorable and professional-looking video of mom literally putting a bun in the oven, as mom and dad and older siblings cutely wink into the camera. This is sure to put a smile on your face.
A Post-Wedding Surprise: This couple’s family and friends thought they were gathering to watch a wedding video, but this video had a surprise twist ending — a pregnancy announcement! We love the way the reaction shot has been spliced in, so we can see everyone go crazy!
The Movie Trailer: A family set up a theater screen at home for movie night, but before the flick started they showed this professionally done “movie preview,” which revealed their big surprise!
The Vacation Video: This couple posted a video of their dreamy-looking European vacation, but the end had a dramatic surprise -- a pregnancy reveal riffing off the Mastercard “priceless” commercials. Incredibly sweet!
Beyonce might have forever cornered the market on pregnancy announcements, but these videos prove you don’t need to be a pop star to reveal your burgeoning baby in dramatic, creative fashion. Congrats to Beyonce and all other mamas-to-be!