Drop everything! (Well, maybe not the baby)
Beyoncé has just released Homecoming, her Netflix documentary that goes deep inside the family, sharing never-before-seen footage of her early days as the mother of twins, Rumi and Sir. And of course, her recovery and preparation for appearing as the first black woman to headline Coachella, last year.
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And with quotes like this:
“I’m just trying to figure out how to be a mother of a six-year-old and twins that need me and giving myself creativity.”
It promises to be extremely enjoyable viewing material.
Beyoncé shares very raw personal details about birth
The seemingly perfect celebrity gets very raw in these interviews – sharing all the details about falling unexpectedly pregnant with her twins and the very tough pregnancy that followed.
“My body went through more than I knew it could. I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth,” she confides. “I had an extremely difficult pregnancy. I had high blood pressure. I developed toxaemia, preeclampsia.”
“And in the womb, one of my baby’s hearts paused a few times so I had to get an emergency c-section,” she says.
And once the twins Rumi and Sir were born, well, life got extremely busy. Especially as Beyoncé decided to return to work when they were six months old to prepare for her epic Coachella performance.
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A juggle for body and mind
“In the beginning, there were so many muscle spasms and just internally, my body was not connected. My mind was not there. My mind wanted to be with my children. What people don’t see is the sacrifice …”
She also opens up about feeling torn between all her roles – professionally and also within her family, and to herself as a woman and an artist.
“Physically, it was a lot to juggle. It’s like, before, I could rehearse 15 hours straight. I have children, I have a husband, I have to take care of my body.”
We also get to hear the details of what sounds like a brutal diet regime taken up to lose the baby weight from the twins.
“No dairy, no bread, no sugar, no meat, no fish …”
Hmmm, wonder what she did actually eat?
Guess we’ll have to watch the whole documentary and find out.