Beyonce Knowles is celebrating her 30th birthday with close friend Gwyneth Paltrow.
The "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" hitmaker—who reached the landmark date last September 4—invited the Oscar-winning actress 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."