Ever since Beyonce silently debuted her baby bump at the MTV VMAs, the world has been watching her every move -- and she has been glowing. In the latest Harper's Bazaar, the singer talks about why now was the right time to start a family, how marriage has made her relationship with Jay-Z better, and more.
On taking her time to build her empire before becoming a mom:
"It was important to me that I gave myself time to focus on becoming the woman I want to be, building my empire, my relationship and my self-worth, before I became a mother. Now God has blessed us with the ultimate."
On being happy with where she's at in her life:
"I am finally at the stage in my life where I am not so concerned with other people's opinions about my life decisions. It is so liberating to really know what I want, what truly makes me happy, what I will not tolerate. I have learned that it is no one else's job to take care of me but me."