The bonus this time was that the photo, posted on Instagram on Friday, also shows off her precious nearly-one-year-old daughter with Jay-Z, Blue Ivy -- a special treat!
Appearances of l'il miss Carter are rare and it's too bad she's not looking our way, but we love this nostalgic black and white shot and striking mother and daughter style in what appears to be a holiday getaway somewhere warm.
For now, we'll take what we can get!
Most anticipated celeb babies of 2013
- #10) Autumn James Hallisay
Parents: Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brian Hallisay
Born: November 26, 2013
It’s been an amazing year for Jennifer Love Hewitt, who not only managed to have her first child with Brian Hallisay, but also married him secretly before the birth. The 34-year-old actress announced in June that she was pregnant and engaged to her Client List co-star. In a statement to Us Weekly, the couple said, “We're so thrilled and happy to start a family.”
- #9) Maceo Robert Martinez
Parents: Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez
Born: October 5, 2013
Halle Berry gave birth to Maceo Robert Martinez this past October. Though this is her second child, it's her first with partner Olivier Martinez. The 47-year-old actress also has a five-year-old daughter named Nahla with ex-partner Gabriel Aubrey.
- #8) Bear Winslet
Parents: Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll
Born: December 7, 2013
Kate Winslet and third husband Ned Rocknroll welcomed a son just before Christmas. The couple decided to go with an unusual moniker for the baby, naming him Bear. The baby boy was a healthy 9 lbs when he was delivered in Sussex.
The Oscar-winning actress has two other children from former marriages: 12-year-old Mia from her marriage to Jim Threapleton, and nine-year-old Joe from her marriage to Sam Mendes. Unfortunately, because Winslet co-parents her kids with her exes, she has received a lot of backlash from critics.
- #7) Lincoln Shepard
Parents: Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Born: March 28, 2013
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard welcomed a baby girl this year. “Lincoln Bell Shepard is here,” tweeted Shepard. “She has mom’s beauty and dad’s obsession with breasts. Hooray!!!”
“My new roommate poops her pants and doesn’t pay rent…basically [Dax’s] pre-sobriety,” added Bell. “Welcome baby Lincoln.”
- #6) Milan Piqué Mebarak
Parents: Shakira and Gerard Pique
Born: January 22, 2013
Colombian singer Shakira started the year off with the birth her baby boy. Milan is her first son with boyfriend Gerard Pique.
To announce the birth of her son, Shakira took to her website.
“We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain.” The proud mom then went on to explain that “the name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.”
Shakira and soccer player Pique have been together since 2011.
- #5) Axl Jack Duhamel
Parents: Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Born: August 29, 2013
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie gave birth to her first child with husband Josh Duhamel. Baby Axl was born 7 lbs 10 oz.
Before Axl was born, Duhamel gushed to Us Weekly about his wife’s pregnancy: “I'm mostly impressed with how gracefully...I mean she's just been awesome throughout this whole thing. She's taken really good care of herself, she's happy, she's in great spirits, she looks beautiful and I'm just really proud of her more than anything. And I'm really excited to meet this little dude. I can't wait.”
Fergie and Duhamel have been married since 2009.
- #4) Ace Knute Johnson
Parents: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Born: June 30, 2013
Ace Knute Johnson was born in Los Angeles via C-section in June this year. This is the second child of Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson, who already have a one-year-old daughter named Maxwell. Despite having to move their impending wedding nuptials twice due to these two unexpected back-to-back pregnancies, the happy couple hopes to get married soon!
- #3) Everly Tatum
Parents: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Born: May 31, 2013
First-time parents Channing and Jenna welcomed their baby daughter in May this year. The couple met on the set of Step Up in 2006 and married three years later. Us Weekly confirmed the birth of their daughter Everly on June 4.
A source told them: “Channing is going to be the most adorable hands-on daddy ever and do whatever is necessary to make sure Jenna can balance it all.” Everly Tatum’s birth was so anticipated thanks to the stardom of her parents. With such good-looking genes on their side, who wouldn’t look forward to seeing their baby?
- #2) North West
Parents: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Born: June 15, 2013
Reality star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West never shy away from the limelight. With the media constantly following their every move and reporting on their crazy antics, it’s no wonder the birth of their first child was a highly anticipated event.
Born 5 weeks early, baby North West’s birth was featured on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. “I'm so excited we're having a girl,” she gushed on the show. “Like, who doesn't want a girl? They're the best. And I know that's what Kanye has always wanted. He wanted a little girl.”
- #1) Prince George Alexander Louis
Parents: Prince William and Kate Middleton
Born: July 22, 2013
The birth of the royal baby was the most highly anticipated celebrity birth of the year no doubt. Born at 4:24pm at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, Prince George weighed 8 lbs 6oz. The royal birth caused an insane media frenzy both during and after Kate’s pregnancy. The UK media and press were so keen on catching a glimpse of the baby that they began camping outside St. Mary’s Hosptial’s Lindo Wing as early as July 1.
To see a year in review of the royal baby, click here.