Kelly Rowland has said that she thinks her former Destiny's Child bandmate Beyonce Knowles will make an "incredible mother".

Knowles revealed the news that she is pregnant with her first child with husband Jay Z at the VMAs at the weekend.

Singer and current X Factor UK judge Rowland told People at the VMA's afterparty on Sunday that she knew the news for a while.

She revealed: "I have known for quite a while, and she's happy, and Jay is happy, and that's all that counts."

When asked what type of mother Beyonce will be, Rowland replied: "I think she'll be an incredible mother, because she's always been motherly.

"I think that she takes after so many traits from her mother. And I just think it's going to be so natural for her. Its natural for her now!"

Rowland added that the couple have already started talking about baby names, but she didn't spill any secrets there.