The story, which appears on the cover of the magazine’s new issue, identifies a source close to the 29-year-old singer who claims that B is in her first trimester and was caught off guard by the unexpected pregnancy.
“B was shocked. She loves kids, but she wasn’t ready to be a mother just yet,” says the unidentified source. “She really wanted to get her album done and tour the world again.”
The Grammy-winning superstar previously announced that she would take a break in 2010 to focus on her personal life after years of relentlessly touring and recording, although she recently returned to the studio to start her next album.
“It’s definitely time to take a break, to recharge my batteries,” she told USA Today. “I’d like to take about six months and not go into the studio. I need to just live life, to be inspired by things again.”
Representatives for the couple have not addressed the reports.
UPDATE: Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles has denied the pregnancy rumors. “No, it’s not true,” she told Ellen DeGeneres. “Not right now.”