Beyonce: 'Giving Birth Made Me Realize the Power of Being a Woman'
Dismissing rumors that she faked her pregnancy as disrespectful but not personal, Beyonce gets candid about the experience of giving birth in her GQ cover story, which has been leaking, quote by quote, ever since her racy cover surfaced earlier this month. "When I gave birth, that was the first time I truly let go and surrendered. And it taught me how amazing that feels," says Beyonce, who's currently weathering a storm of criticism over her "surrender" of actual live singing at Monday's presidential inauguration. "Giving birth made me realize the power of being a woman. I have so much more substance in my life. And expressing that excitement and that sensuality and the connection I have with my husband — I'm a lot more comfortable with that now. I actually feel like my child introduced me to myself." (Celebitchy)