Beyonce baby named Blue Ivy Carter
The R’n’B diva is believed to have give birth in a private wing of the Lenox Hill hospital – with E! online reporting that the happy delivery reported came by scheduled caesarean section.
After inital confusion over the new arrival’s name, Gwyneth Paltrow seems to have cleared the matter up by over Twitter.
She tweeted: “Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.”
After followers questioned her tweet, with initial reports suggesting the baby had been named Ivy Blue Carter, she replied: “It’s Blue Ivy Carter!”
Reports that the 30-year-old star checked into the upper East Side hospital on Friday night under the alias Ingrid Jackson.
The report goes on to claim that the entire fourth floor of the hospital was hired for $1.3million – and that bags of takeaway food and a dozen bottles of were taken into the heavily-guarded hospital wing on Saturday.
It is claimed that even doctors and nurses were prevented from entering the fourth floor, with one medic reportedly complaining that he had patients to see.
To prevent images from leaking to the public, hospital workers reportedly placed tape over security cameras and are forcing colleagues to hand over their mobile phones when they arrive for work, a source told the paper.
Jay-Z, is thought to have told friends they have named their baby Ivy Blue Carter. Carter is the new father’s real surname.
‘Congrats to Beyonce and Jay-Z’ is, unsurprisingly for such a prominent celebrity birth, trending worldwide on Twitter.
The Bootylicious singer and husband Jay-Z have not yet made any official announcement. Speculation is rife that confirmation of the birth may form the basis of Beyonce’s first tweet.
Family friend and music mogul Russell Simmons was among the first to tweet his congratulations about the arrival, saying: “congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z”.
Rihanna also sent her best wishes via Twitter, possibly putting herself forward for future baby-sitting shifts as an ‘aunty’.
“Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih,” she tweeted.