Beyonce: "Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Are Great Parents"

13 December 2011, 11:58 | Updated: 13 December 2011, 12:14

The 'Best Thing I Never Had' singer has praised the 'Glee' guest star and her musician husband for helping prepare her for motherhood.

Beyonce says celebrity couple Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow having been giving her advice about becoming a mother in the next few months.

The 'Love On Top' singer is expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z and has become close with the Coldplay singer and his actress wife, who have two children together.

"Gwyneth has been such a great support," Beyonce told New! magazine. "Her and Chris [Martin] are both great parents. And they have really beautiful kids.

"She makes sure that her children are the priority in her life, but at the same time manages to have a really successful career."

Beyonce added: "I have always said I will work my career around my children and not the other way around."

The 'Countdown' singer recently admitted she is getting excited about having a child and is looking forward to holding her new baby.

Beyonce announced her pregnancy back in August at the MTV Video Music Awards and is expected to give birth sometime in the first few months of 2012.