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After shutting down the VMAs with her pregnancy bombshell, Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z jetted to Venice, Italy to tour the post-Snooki/Situation/PaulyD/SamRon/JWoww/gremlin/mommyboy wreckage. Not really. Actually, Mr. and Mrs. Hov chartered a mega-yacht (the Odessa, natch) and celebrated Beyonce’s 30th birthday with Solange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Erykah Badu and more.

Then the whole family moved on to Croatia’s trend Hvar resort town. And Beyonce gave all of us rapt Baby Carter-watchers…the literal motherload: a full daylight viewing of her rapidly growing baby bump! Of course, the future Mother Carter looks fantastically aglow.
She also defies all logic by somehow managing to have both a baby bump and a six-pack…at the same time.

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Check out more photos of Beyonce’s birthday cruise in Venice, and beach retreat in Croatia…
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