She may dress up in elaborate performance costumes for the Mrs. Carter World Tour Show, but Beyonce loves rocking a bikini by the beach in her down time.
The "Grown Woman" singer tends to keep her family life private, only sharing a select few images posing with husband Jay Z and of her 21-month-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter. On Oct. 16 the star posted an Instagram image holding her little girl by the water.
The star performer wore her hair long and flowing freely with a bikini top and a casual pair of jean shorts.
Queen Bey is known for her lavish yacht vacations and loves the ocean. In her concert documentary, Year of 4, the iconic diva said, "I'm always happy when I'm surrounded by water. The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life in perspective."
The powerhouse vocalist is currently in New Zealand for four performances on her multi-million dollar tour. Beyonce has been on the road since April, extended her tour's duration by several months.
The mega tour is currently set to end on Dec. 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Texan native has had her family with her for most of her globe trotting. Her husband of five years, rapper Jay Z, recently released his twelfth studio album, Magna Carta … Holy Grail, in July, which he promoted this summer in the Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour with pop star Justin Timberlake.
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