By Kat Giantis
Were those flames flanking Beyoncé's Met gala gown helping to hide a baking bun? So speculates the New York Post, which cites "multiple sources" as tattling that the pop titan is expecting a second child with husband Jay-Z.
The evidence, such as it is, centers on the high, belted waistline of her fiery Givenchy dress, as well as recent, non-approved photos from her world tour that appear to show a bit of a bulge in her belly region.
Of course, that bulge could just as easily be a bagel as a baby, but click on to judge for yourself.
A source tells People that the stork whispers might be a bit premature: "Beyoncé and Jay are planning for another baby after her tour is over and things calm down just a bit."
Bey's rep has yet to comment on the baby talk, but the chart-topper has made no secret of her desire to give 16-month-old daughter Blue Ivy a sibling.
"I would like more children," she told "Good Morning America" earlier this month. "I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being big sister."
Life with Blue Ivy has made her "very protective," added Beyoncé. "My biggest job in the world is to protect my daughter. ... I want to make sure she can have a healthy, safe, normal life. I feel really, really lucky that I can still do what I love and now have a way bigger meaning. That's to be her mother."
Play armchair obstetrician by clicking on for some recent onstage shots of Beyoncé …
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