IT’S A GIRL!: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Welcome Blue Ivy Carter!
Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed their first child together – a baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter – on Saturday night, according to E! News. After numerous false reports, the 30-year-old singer finally gave birth at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City with her husband by her side.
The New York Daily News reports that Beyoncé checked in to the hospital on Friday night under the alias “Ingrid Jackson” and that the couple rented out the hospital’s entire fourth floor for $1.3 million.
In an effort to prevent images from being leaked to the public, hospital workers were asked to turn over their cell phones and security cameras were covered with tape.
Initial reports claimed that the baby’s name was Ivy Blue Carter, but Beyoncé’s BFF Gwyneth Paltrow clarified that it’s actually Blue Ivy Carter.
The couple’s celebrity friends Russell Simmons and Rihanna were amongst the first to send out congratulatory tweets to the new parents.
Mother and baby are said to be doing fine.