Beyonce Knowles is celebrating her 30th birthday with close friend Gwyneth Paltrow on board a luxury yacht in Venice, Italy.
The 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)' hitmaker - who reached the landmark date yesterday (04.09.11) - invited the Oscar-winning actress on to the luxury yacht she is currently staying on with husband Jay Z in Venice, Italy.
Prior to welcoming Gwyneth, who is in the Italian city promoting her new movie 'Contagion' alongside Matt Damon, on board the vessel, Beyonce - who is pregnant with her first child - was spotted soaking up the sun on the top deck of the boat.
Earlier this year, Beyonce spoke of her desire to Settle down into being a wife and mother.
She said: "When you're young - 18 or 19 - you have the energy and drive. That's the time to work as hard as you can.
"Now I'm a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children."