Friday 23 June 2017

Beyoncé announces she's pregnant with twins

Beyoncé announced the news on Instagram
Beyoncé announced the news on Instagram
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Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Beyoncé Knowles has announced that she is expecting twins with her husband Jay Z.

She took to Instagram revealing her growing baby bump saying her family "was growing by two".

"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."

The double bundle of joy will be siblings for Beyonce and Jay Z's first child, daughter Blue Ivy, who turned five last month.

The pregnancy news comes less than a year after the couple, which wed in 2008, was dogged by rumours of an impending divorce, after Beyonce released her groundbreaking album and accompanying short film Lemonade, which detailed a relationship's ups and downs.

Many believed the emotional journey, about a cheating lover and a couple's subsequent reconciliation, was about the stars' own marriage, but the pair has never publicly addressed the speculation.

Jay Z and Beyonce have been eager to expand their family for some time. After the 2012 birth of Blue Ivy, the rapper revealed the couple had previously suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage, and Beyonce went on to open up about their family plans in a 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey.

She explained, "I definitely want another child... It was important for me to do what I love and I love to perform and I love to make music, so I wanted to have my daughter and see if I was still as passionate.

When life gives you lemons: Jay Z is thought to be the subject of wife Beyonce’s latest album ‘Lemonade’
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"Maybe after this next tour I'll maybe have another baby."

Beyonce, left, and her daughter Blue Ivy arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Beyonce, left, and her daughter Blue Ivy arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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