Beyonce did not give an interview to British gossip magazine Star, about the birth of her baby, Blue Ivy, a rep for the superstar told Access Hollywood.
Although the British publication was widely mentioned across the internet on Tuesday, in association with quotes about motherhood attributed to the new mom, her rep insists it’s not a real interview.
“Completely made up,” the rep told Access.
When asked if the interview was legitimate, the rep responded, “absolutely not.”
However, when reached by Access Hollywood on Tuesday, an editor for the magazine said the publication stands by their story.
“It is not made up or fictitious at all. We bought the interview from a reporter in the U.S. who conducted the interview with Beyonce before the birth. The reporter then obtained the ‘top-up’ info after the birth, which we believe to have been signed off by a girl on her LSM team,” the Star UK editor told Access Hollywood.
Star UK’s online article makes no reference to two interviews – one before – and one after — having taken place. The headline on the story online reads, “Beyonce WORLD EXCLUSIVE first interview” and “Beyonce reveals to Star how she felt after giving birth to Blue Ivy.”
In fact, the first line of the story appears to indicate that the quotes came from one interview after the birth of Blue Ivy.
“Talking exclusively to Star in her first interview since giving birth, Beyonce Knowles told us she had an ‘instant connection’ with her daughter Blue Ivy,” the article states.
Beyonce and husband Jay-Z have been notoriously private about their personal lives, rarely speaking about their own relationship in public.
The singer was several months pregnant before she broke the news herself about her impending arrival at last fall’s MTV Video Music Awards.