When Beyonce gave birth to her and Jay-Z’s first baby, Blue Ivy Carter, we were sure that People magazine would have hopped all over that deal.
They’ve shelled out the big bucks for baby photos before, so why should Bey and Jay’s offspring be any different? They were the first magazine to show off Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s twins, Knox and Vivienne. In addition, several high profile celebrities have also sold the first pictures of their new babies.
Jessica Alba would know all about selling off her first daughter, Honor’s baby photos. She had a deal with OK! magazine for the first pics that scored her a whopping $1.5 million. Now, it’s being rumored that the first pictures of Blue Ivy could net the Carters a cool $14 million!
Jessica said, “For our family, we just wanted to control the experience. We put the money that the picture made into a bank account for Honor to do whatever she wants to do with. It’s her picture, it’s her birth, and we didn’t want it to be like a weird thing when we were walking out of the house for the first time.”
She went on to say, “If there’s a price tag on your child – which is so bizarre – people will go to crazy lengths. We wanted to avoid that hysteria.”
On the topic of Beyonce’s new addition, she added, “To each his own. The biggest thing is having a healthy baby. I’m sure Beyonce will make the best decision for her family.”
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