Is it really true that Beyoncé is pregnant?

The rumour mill is buzzing with the news that Beyoncé is expecting a little brother or sister for Blue Ivy.

There has been a huge amount of speculation this summer that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are heading for a divorce, with sources saying they are living separately, that Bey was house hunting alone and even that the infamous elevator incident was sparked by an affair between Jay-Z and Rihanna.

The divorce rumours have been punctured somewhat by Beyoncé’s parents. First her mum came out saying that the rumours were nonsense and that her daughter’s marriage was “perfect”.

Beyoncé’s dad, and former manager, Matthew Knowles made an even bolder claim yesterday when he announced the whole thing was a publicity stunt.

“I know because we’ve done this before. So you sometimes have to ignite that tour. It’s called the Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot.”

Hmmm. If that’s true, it sort of defeats the purpose when you tell everyone.

Now the big rumour is that Bey and Jay are expecting baby number two.

A source reportedly close to the couple said that they are showing all the signs of having a baby on the way:

“For the last month, Jay has been fiercely protective of her, just like he was when she was expecting Blue Ivy.” The source told OK Magazine.

“He’s been doing everything he can to ensure that Bey is in a stress-free bubble. He’s informed their entire entourage that they need to use relaxed voices, mellow lighting and listen to only soft music, and he’s said that all of the food Beyonce eats should be organic.”

“He’s really doing his best to make sure that she’s as comfortable and healthy as possible.”

Could it be possible? The couple (Beyoncé particularly) have been doing everything possible to reclaim their image as the golden couple with constant photos of them acting like a happy family, and an over the top appearance from Jay-Z and Blue Ivy at the VMAs this week.

The source claimed that though they are a business minded power couple, the new baby is to “save their relationship”, not save the brand.

“Business has always been a part of their relationship, but for Bey, family is the most important thing, and the idea of breaking hers up is strictly a worst-case scenario,” they said.

Though we’re still waiting for the official word, the baby rumours may have something to them.