Birthday girl Beyonc celebrates turning 30 in Italy


Birthday girl Beyonc celebrates turning 30 in Italy

Baby on the way, glittering career and married to Jay-Z: Birthday girl Beyonc celebrates turning 30 in Italy

7:31 PM on 4th September 2011

Happy Birthday: Beyonc celebrates turning 30 today and showed off her baby bump while out for dinner with husband Jay-Z in Italy last night

Happy Birthday: Beyonc celebrates turning 30 today and showed off her baby bump while out for dinner with husband Jay-Z in Italy last night

Relaxed: The Single Ladies songstress looked glowing and radiant as she enjoyed some time off in the romantic city of Venice

Relaxed: The Single Ladies songstress looked glowing and radiant as she enjoyed some time off in the romantic city of Venice

Crazy in Love: Her husband of three years was protectively by her side as they left their hotel

Crazy in Love: Her husband of three years was protectively by her side as they left their hotel

Mother-to-be: Beyonce announced last Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards that she was expecting her first baby

Mother-to-be: Beyonc announced last Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards that she was expecting her first baby

Back in the day: Beyonc and her original Destiny

Back in the day: Beyonc and her original Destiny”s Child band members LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Robertson and Kelly Rowland had their first hit No, No, No in 1997

Best friends: Destiny

Best friends: Destiny”s Child became a threesome with the addition of Michelle Williams and they went on to great success with hits like Survivor and Independent Women

Threesome: Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams together in London in 2004 - a year before the group disbanded

Threesome: Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams together in London in 2004 – a year before the group disbanded

Dangerously in Love: Beyonc

Dangerously in Love: Beyonc”s launched her solo career in 2003 and had a runaway success with stand out track Crazy in Love – she started dating Jay-Z in 2002 when they worked on the album

Private life private: The superstar couple married in 2008 after a low-key romance

Private life private: The superstar couple married in 2008 after a low-key romance

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B”Day girl: A celebratory wax figure of Beyonce has been placed in Madame Tussauds in Washington D.C. to commemorate her 30th birthday

Triple-threat: One of Beyonce

Triple-threat: One of Beyonce”s breakout roles was in Austin Powers alongside Mike Meyers

Acting chops: Beyonce was nominated for two Golden Globes for her performance in Dreamgirls where she starred alongside Anika Rose and Jennifer Hudson

Acting chops: Beyonce was nominated for two Golden Globes for her performance in Dreamgirls where she starred alongside Anika Rose and Jennifer Hudson

Fashionista: Beyonce has dazzled on the red carpet over the years - in London in 2007 (left) and at the Golden Globes in 2009 (right) Fashionista: Beyonce has dazzled on the red carpet over the years - in London in 2007 (left) and at the Golden Globes in 2009 (right)

Fashionista: Beyonce has dazzled on the red carpet over the years – in London in 2007 (left) and at the Golden Globes in 2009 (right)

Hot: Beyonce

Hot: Beyonce”s Bootylicious body and toned abs has won her many admirers over the years – here on holiday in Monaco in 2007

Now put your hands up: Beyonce

Now put your hands up: Beyonce”s hit single Single Ladies is one of her most popular and spawned a plethora of copycat videos on YouTube

Close-knit: Beyonce is close with her mother Tina Knowles who she launched her fashion line House of Dereon with

Close-knit: Beyonce is close with her mother Tina Knowles who she launched her fashion line House of Dereon with

Auntie B: Beyonce has been practising for motherhood and is close with her nephew Juelz who is her sister Solange

Auntie B: Beyonce has been practising for motherhood and is close with her nephew Juelz who is her sister Solange”s son