Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé

Kelly Rowland on Beyoncé: ‘She’ll Be an Incredible Mother’

When Beyoncé announced her pregnancy, it came as a surprise to most, but not Kelly Rowland. The “Motivation” singer said that her BFF told her about the big news before sharing it with the world.

“I have known for quite a while, and she’s happy, and Jay is happy, and that’s all that counts,” Rowland told PEOPLE following the VMAs.

She has no doubts that the 29-year-old singer will make a great mother. “I think she’ll be an incredible mother, because she’s always been motherly. I think that she takes after so many traits from her mother. And I just think it’s going to be so natural for her. It’s natural for her now!”

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have already started talking about baby names, but Kelly wasn’t about to offer any hints.

After it was revealed to the public, B’s fellow DC member Michelle Williams also expressed her happiness. “OVERJOYED!” she tweeted.

Find out how the rest of her peers are responding to the happy news in our Twitter roundup.