Beyonce celebrates birthday with pal Paltrow
September 6th, 2011
10:09 AM ET

Beyonce celebrates birthday with pal Paltrow

Beyonce has been enjoying her 30th birthday with style and a few good friends.

The mommy-to-be arrived in Venice, Italy over the weekend to celebrate her big 3-0 with husband Jay-Z, 41. The two were spotted having dinner at a well-known hotspot in the city on Sunday, reports People.

According to The Daily Mail, Jay and Beyonce boarded a luxury yacht while overseas, and the couple's pal Gwyneth Paltrow joined in the fun. Herself a mom of two, Paltrow was in town to promote her film "Contagion" at the Venice Film Festival. The guest list didn't end there, however: Singer Erykah Badu was on deck as well.

Gwyn and B (as we imagine their pet names for each other might be) have been BFFs for a while and the pair socialize quite a bit together along with their spouses (Paltrow is married to Coldplay front man Chris Martin.) Beyonce recently  told Harper's Bazaar that she aspires to be like her Oscar-winning friend.

"You go to her house and she makes you feel like you never want to go home," Beyonce said. "She is what I strive to be one day."

The "Love On Top" songstress announced her pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards in late August - a surprise that she hinted at during her interview with Piers Morgan in June.

"I always said I'd have a baby at 30,"  Beyonce said at the time. "I'm 29. But I also said I was going to retire at 30. I'm not retiring."


Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities • Gwyneth Paltrow • Jay-Z

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  1. jenW

    its comments above with asinine people that keep racism going~~do those talking trash know either of these two celebritys personally??? hell no....i laugh at this kinda crap. you obviously have nothing better to do than assume and hate....pat yourself on the back....and look in the mirror and judge yourself.

    September 8, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sweet cheeks

    "Gynn and B?" shheeeeesshhhh, that made my sweet cheeks tighten up! ((shudder))

    September 6, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tammy from Brooklyn

    Paltrow's a washed up ugly snob that just like others in the past wants to be able to I partied with rappers.

    September 6, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anomic Office Drone

    The mere fact that Beyonce is friends with Gwyneth Paltrow tells me that Beyonce is probably unpleasant.

    September 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Evel Knievel

    This kid is already more famous than that water headed Palin kid.

    September 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bimpe

    Happy birthday beyonce

    September 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tammy from Brooklyn

    You're an 'A'lister you don't look to anybody but yourself Beyonce.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Evel Knievel

    I already wish they'd shut up about Beyonce's kid.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kisa Kisa

    Happy Birthday Beyonce!!

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7m56YH-lHw&w=640&h=390]

    September 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Booo

    How did they become BFFs? Just wondering...

    September 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Damien Silvers

    Beyonce aspire to be like Ruby Dee or Valerie Simpson or even Marilyn Mcoo just three of many strong beautiful black females that held down careers and marriages for many decades,without any acknowledgment from Hollywood.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. Esh

    It should be illegal for me to love her as much as I do. LOL

    Happy Birthday, B! (I'm the 3rd BFF, she and Gwen just don't know it LOL)

    September 6, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. RJWTimes Bradford England

    And happy birthday to Beyonce.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |

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