The bees in the #BEYHIVE are buzzing today after learning that Queen Bey is not just pregnant, but expecting twins! Beyoncé announced the exciting news with a breathtaking photo on her Instagram account.
Speaking for her, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy, she wrote:
“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”
Beyoncé and husband Jay Z are already the proud parents to daughter Blu Ivy, who recently turned 5. It’s no surprise that Bey took announcing this news into her own hands, as she let the world in on her first pregnancy during an unforgettable performance the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards — opening her jacket to reveal her baby bump.
While Beyoncé is known for being one of the most successful female artists of all time, she told Garage magazine last year that her biggest accomplishment in life was becoming a mother. “Out of everything I’ve accomplished, my proudest moment hands down was when I gave birth to my daughter Blue,” Beyoncé said at the time.
The unexpected news also comes hot on the heels of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s friend Pharrell Williams’ announcing yesterday that he just welcomed triplets with his wife Helen Lasichanh. The happy couple told PEOPLE that mom and all three babies are “happy and healthy” after being born in early January.
We can only imagine how thrilled both families are right now.