Beyonce covers PEOPLE mag as the most beautiful woman in the world. You’ve seen the cover and a glimpse of Bey’s first post-baby interview. But now that we’ve seen the whole spread, here’s some things you should know…
On how Blue Ivy changed her body:
My toes and feet are a lot rougher since I have become a mom. Other than that, I try to take care of myself drinking a gallon of water a day with lemon.
On Jay-Z loving her domestic look:
He loves it when I wear flat shoes, which is surprising – he never saw me in flats before! He likes me more natural – just the relaxed, natural me.’
On embracing motherhood:
I’m obsessed with Blue. And I mean that in many ways. I just stare at her all day. She is my favorite thing in the world and my number one job is to protect her.
On her newfound love for flats
I never thought there would be a day when I wouldn’t wear heels. Now that I have a child, I walk around holding her all day, I’m buying loafers and oxfords. I love the, because they’re comfortable, and shorter heels too.
On dropping the glam squad to handle her hair herself
‘I recently cut two inches myself – I just parted it in the middle and chh-chh-chh!’
On getting her body right post-baby
Beyoncé revealed how breast-feeding her little one for ten weeks helped her lose ‘the bulk’ of her pregnancy weight, but that she’s now on a strict-protein based diet. She now works out three times a week for 90 minutes, doing a combination of running, dancing and crunches. “I’m definitely softer, but I feel my body bouncing back. And no, I don’t have a trainer living with me.”
On adjusting how she sees herself post-baby
Every day in my life is a part of my history, and I’ve worked really hard on my career and my life. So I make sure I wouldn’t be upset if somebody saw me. I’ve been mostly wearing my hair slicked back in a ponytail and no makeup, just sunglasses and lip gloss…When I’ve just gotten out of the shower, I feel really beautiful then. When [my makeup] is off and I can feel my own skin.
On her in-labor look
I tried to always wrap my hair and I put some lipgloss on before going in. But after many hours of labor, I didn’t care how I looked.
Motherhood so agrees with her. The 30-year-old superstar is gearing up for her sold out 3-night comeback concerts at Revel Resort in Atlantic City during Memorial Day weekend. Can’t wait!