Beyonce Knowles feels "blessed" to have the support of Gwyneth Paltrow.

The singer- who is expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z - is always happy to have the actress, her spouse Chris Martin and their kids Apple, seven, and five-year-old Moses, stay with them, and is grateful for all the advice she has been given by her friends and other family members.

She said: "Gwyneth's kids are great, they're a real credit to her and Chris.

"Jay and I love it when we have them to stay, they're just so adorable.

"Along with them and my nephew, we've had lots of practice, but I guess nothing prepares you for your own children.

"We're so blessed to have a great network of friends and family around us to help and offer advice."

It has previously claimed that Gwyneth was offering Beyonce pregnancy tips but sometimes went too far with her advice.

A source said: "Gwyneth has known about this pregnancy for over a month and has been telling Beyonce to drink a shot of wheatgrass each morning and to rub her belly with coconut oil to prevent stretch marks.

"She's also advised her to meditate for an hour every day and soak her feet in ice water to prevent swelling.

"Beyonce knows Gwyneth is just trying to show how much she cares, but her advice can be a little overwhelming.

"She's sending packages of herbs and vitamins - but Beyonce wants to do things her own way, what suits her best and not be told what to eat."