Jim Spellman, WireImage
As "Beyonce Baby Watch 2012" heats up, every entertainment news publication on the stands and on the web are eager to get their hands on the first snapshots of the celeb couple's baby-to-be. So who will the lucky bidder be and how much will the coveted photos cost them?
According to magazine editors and industry insiders, we shouldn't count on Queen B and Hov offering the baby photos up to anyone! "They are one of the most private couples," an anonymous magazine editor told The Huffington Post. "We have made several offers to their people about running exclusive images of mother and baby and no one has responded."
The editor continued, "If Beyonce and Jay-Z do decide to share their child with the world, they will probably go the same route as Tom Cruise and Katie [Holmes]. Instead of selling the images to a weekly publication, they would give them away for nothing to lock in a cover of a monthly like Vanity Fair. But knowing this couple, it is unlikely we will ever see a staged picture of the child."
Indeed, the couple is so private that it wasn't until the November 2011 release of Bey's 'Live at Roseland: Elements of 4' concert DVD that we even got the tiniest glimpse of her wedding dress from her 2008 nuptials!
Another industry insider suggested that Bey and Jay aren't like other celeb couples looking to profit from exposing their private lives. "They have an estimated net worth of over $700 million. It's not like they need the money," the insider said.
Still, the future first-time parents could go the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie route. The Hollywood pair sold images of their twins Knox and Vivienne for over $12 million, which allegedly all went to charity.