Beyoncé announces she’s pregnant with twins
Beyonce and her husband Jay Z say they “have been blessed two times over”
Pop superstar Beyoncé said on Wednesday that she and her husband, rap star and entrepreneur Jay Z, were expecting twins, sending social media into a meltdown.
“We would like to share our love and happiness,” Beyoncé, 35, posted on her Instagram page. “We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes.”
We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters
A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Feb 1, 2017 at 10:39am PST
The announcement came with a photo of the “Crazy in Love” singer stripped down to her lingerie, caressing a noticeable baby bump, and wearing a veil over her head.
The news became the top trending item on Twitter with more than 500,000 tweets in the first hour.
The birth of the couple’s first baby, Blue Ivy, caused a paparazzi storm in 2012 with New York’s Lenox Hill hospital shutting down part of its maternity wing to accommodate music’s royal couple.
Beyoncé did not say when the twins were due to be born nor did she give any details about her pregnancy.
It was not clear whether her pregnancy would affect plans for the Grammy Awards on February 10, where Beyoncé has a leading nine nominations, mostly for “Lemonade,” and would be expected to perform.
She is also due to headline a concert at the Coachella music festival in southern California in April.
The news came less than a year after the release of Beyoncé’s album “Lemonade,” in which she appeared to address long-standing rumours of trouble in her eight-year marriage.
The lyrics of several songs spoke about being cheated on, and regretting being married. But Beyoncé made clear in the final tracks of the album and in music videos featuring Jay-Z that she had decided to stay in the relationship.
The couple have never directly addressed the rumours.