Just when it was feeling like Queen Bee had been pregnant forever, Beyonce and Jay Z have delivered two fresh little people to the world. Hooray!
Stop what you are doing, world! Internet get ready to break! The brand new Carter twins have arrived!
Beyonce’s father Matthew Knowles (naughtily) pipped an official announcement from the couple at the post, sharing his own happy update on Twitter and Instagram overnight. #RaisesEyebrow
— Mathew Knowles (@MathewKnowles) June 18, 2017
His announcement followed multiple sources publishing news that the twins had already arrived and been kept under wraps for several days.
“Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends,” a source told People Magazine.
An official statement from the BeyHive is no doubt imminent and we’ll share that with you as it lands. (Just in case you have been on Beywatch like us!)
The couple first became parents – to 5-year-old Blue Ivy Carter – back in January 2012. The twins’ big sister was born at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and has grown up in front of the cameras, her mother’s adorable mini me.
We’re guessing the former only child is over the moon about having two tiny siblings to dote on/be annoyed by – and cannot WAIT to see more of that story.
The news comes hot on the heels of an exciting balloon delivery to UCLA. Fans spotting them went into the kind of meltdown only the Beyhive can offer up.
The boy and girl balloons and flowers, complete with card clearly reading “Congratulations B and J” were glimpsed in the arms of a woman entering the hospital yesterday. (See below)
— Shawn & Beyonce Fans (@Shawn_Beyonce) June 17, 2017
Everybody loves Bey
Ahead of these new arrivals, Beyonce’s February 1 twin pregnancy announcement broke all known records for Instagram engagement.
Her flowery pregnancy shot gained 6,335,571 Likes within eight hours, once and for all proving that a) everybody loves Beyonce and b) two little Bey-bys were more than they’d ever hoped for.
Rumours have swirled wildly over the last week or so, as the singer’s Beyhive swapped theories about when and where and if the twins had arrived. One fan spotted Beyonce’s mum at an LA hospital last week and a wave of excitement swept across the globe as fans decided the babies were Go. Then her sister Solange cancelled a gig and that seemed to confirm something was on the move maternally.
— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) May 21, 2017
I'm really really sorry/sad about this but I fought hard to only give u my best, & tons of production drama/delays got all up in the way:( https://t.co/sy8rFQ9kCq
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) May 25, 2017
Fans are sure to be delighted that the eagles have finally landed (or the eagle chicks, at least!) and they can stop stalking Beyonce and Jay Z’s friends and family for a little while, at least.
Double the snuggles
This hip-hop-R-n-B Power Family are in for a steep learning curve as they settle their babies in and get to know their new kiddos, but also twice the snuggles and baby smiles.
We send our biggest and sparkliest congratulations to the Carter family. May Beyonce have a speedy recovery and enjoy these precious first days in the baby bubble. Times two!
Welcome Carter twins!