Beyonce and Jay-Z have released the first pictures of their baby daughter Blue Ivy. The famous couple shunned generous magazine deals and avoided the press, instead choosing to show off their little girl on her own tumblr.
“We welcome you to share our joy,” said a message on the photo blog. “Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives, The Carter Family.”
At just a month old, Blue Ivy is already one of the most famous babies of her generation, and the family has already reportedly appealed to have her name trademarked.
Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, announced the photos on Twitter, and said, “The proudest aunt in the world… of the most beautiful girl in the world!! #HelloBlue :))).”
According to celebrity stylist June Ambrose, a friend of the couple, it was Beyonce who was behind the personal tumblr. “Beyoncé really, really thought about this, and she really wanted to do it this way,” June said. Seems Beyonce didn’t listen to the advice of fellow A-Lister mum Jessica Alba after all!
And another famous mummy’s been trying to get in on the act – Mariah Carey has shared an adorable pic of her twins Moroccan and Monroe on their own personal website. We’ve got to admit, Blue Ivy, you’ve got competition!