Pregnant Beyonce Covers Harper’s Bazaar November 2011

Talk about a complete 180°! Over the years Beyoncé has been notoriously shy about anything relating to her family and personal life, but perhaps she's had a change of heart now that she's with child. The singer/songwriter/actress/mother-to-be recently sat down with Harper's Bazaar to discuss her toughest role to date. Below, a few quotes from King B on her impending motherhood.

On breaking the news on the MTV VMAs red carpet:

I was extremely nervous. It was the toughest red carpet I ever did. I didn't want a crazy picture or gossip story to break the news, so I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump. I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything.

On continuing to be fashionable while pregnant:

I've had so much fun with fashion over the months. I have been pregnant through every event I've done, from the Billboard Awards to Glastonbury. All I see now are clothes that are flattering on a pregnant woman. It's been so exciting for me! I love figuring out designs that still make me feel edgy and sexy while pregnant. Flowy fabrics are always flattering, but I still rock my stilettos.

On making room in her life for a baby:

It was important to me that I gave myself time to focus on becoming the woman I want to be, building my empire, my relationship, and my self-worth, before I became a mother. Now God has blessed us with the ultimate.