[photogallerylink id=59220 align=left]After more than a week of internet rumors that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beyonce[/lastfm] and husband [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z[/lastfm] had secretly welcomed the arrival of their child, it is now official. On Saturday, at New York’s Lenox Hospital, Beyonce gave birth to a daughter and E! Online is reporting the name as Blue Ivy Carter although other sources are citing the name as Ivy Blue Carter (friend Gwyneth Paltrow eventually tweeted that the name was indeed Blue Ivy Carter).
The NY Daily News reports that Beyonce checked in to the hospital Friday night under the name “Ingrid Jackson”. A Lenox Hill Hospital employee told the media outlet that the couple had rented out the entire fourth floor of the hospital at a whopping sum of $1.3 million to insure privacy during the baby’s delivery.
The birth set the Twittersphere buzzing, with Rihanna and others tweeting their congrats.
Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih—
Rihanna (@rihanna) January 08, 2012
Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.—
Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) January 08, 2012
Congrats to the proud new parents!
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