17/10/2011 13:28 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

First UK Interview: Pregnant Beyonce Says X Factor's Kelly Rowland Will Make A Fab Mum!

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Despite most of the interest in her pregnancy so far focusing on the possibility of her wearing a fake baby bump, mum-to-be Beyonce seems in high spirits as she chats to New! magazine about her forthcoming arrival.

Beyonce, 30, is expecting her first baby with husband Jay-Z - and at a time she describes as being just 'right':

'I am not nervous because I know it's happening at the right time,' she says, 'I felt I got married at the right time for me, and now we are having the baby at the right time. I feel like we didn't rush anything, and now we are being blessed with everything naturally.'

Obviously totally loved-up, Beyonce described Jay-Z as her 'best friend' and her 'rock'. The couple have been together for 10 years, and Beyonce says she is 'blessed to have him as my husband'!

And Beyonce also has nothing but praise for her best-friend and Destiny's Child band-mate Kelly Rowland, who is currently in the UK working as a judge on the X Factor, saying, 'My girl is one of the hardest-working women in the industry.'

The girls chat to each other and text 'all the time', with Kelly apparently 'always checking up' on Beyonce to see how her pregnancy is progressing!

'We have known each other for so long, we are like sisters,' Beyonce says, 'She isn't just somebody I was in a group with, this girl is my family.'

So does she think Kel could be a tad broody herself?

'You know Kelly loves kids, and she will 100 per cent be a mum in the future,' Beyonce says, 'She is a busy girl at the moment, but when she feels the time is right and she;s don what she wants, then she is going to make a fantastic mum!'


Read the full story in this week's new! magazine - out today