The most watched celebrity pregnancy in history has now finally come to an end now that various media reports confirm that Beyonce gave birth to a baby girl named “Blue Ivy Carter” via a scheduled C-section at a hospital in New York City late Saturday (Jan 7).
Late Saturday night, The NY Daily News reported that a very pregnant Beyonce, along with her husband Jay-Z (real name: ), had checked into Lenox Hospital on the upper east side of NYC under the pseudonym “Ingrid Jackson.”
Hospital staffers say the couple had rented out the entire fourth floor of the hospital for $1.3 million, and the floor is being heavily guarded by security, who are patrolling around the clock.
According to the Daily News:
On Saturday night, people were seen bringing bags of takeout and a dozen bottles of red wine onto the heavily guarded hospital wing.E! Online was the first to break the news that Beyonce and Jay-Z had welcomed their baby girl in a private wing of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
After 11 p.m., even doctors and nurses were barred from entering the fourth floor, prompting one doc to complain that he had patients to see.
In an effort to keep images from leaking to the public, hospital workers placed tape over security cameras and are forcing employees to turn in cell phones when they arrive for their shifts, a source said.
Music mogul Russell Simmons, a friend of the couple, were among the first celebrities to celebrate Baby Carter’s new arrival. “Congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z,” he tweeted.
An excited Rihanna also sent out a congratulatory message to the Carters. “Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih,” she tweeted.
Further confirming the news, Beyonce’s hometown paper The Houston Chronicle writes, “Beyoncé has given birth to a girl early this evening in New York, says a close source. Baby and mom are doing fine.”