In an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé reveals she wasn’t exactly feeling her bootylicious self after giving birth to daughter Blue, now 13 months.
“I did a show three months after giving birth, which was crazy,” the pop superstar told the talk show queen on Next Chapter. “I had clearly never given birth, and I didn’t know that I would gain 60 pounds—57 pounds.”
The Halo singer went on to talk about her relationship with husband, rap superstar Jay-Z.
“I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man,” she gushed. “It just gives me such a foundation.”
Continuing that he encourages her “on so many levels,” the Grammy Award-winner says friendship is their foundation.
“We were friends first,” she said. “Before we went on any dates, we were on the phone for a year and a half. That foundation is so important in a relationship. Just to have someone that you just like is so important — and someone that is honest!”
It sounds like life couldn’t get any better for the gorgeous new mom. “I feel so fortunate to do my job. I love my job,” she shared. “I love singing. I love the way it feels.”
For more of Beyoncé’s interview, tune in to Oprah’s Next Chapter this Sunday at 8 p.m. on OWN.