Global superstar Beyonce and her husband Jay Z say they “have been blessed two times over”, using Instagram to announce that she is expecting twins.
The post – a photo of Beyonce gently cradling her growing bump – was captioned with the message:
“We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two. We thank you for your well wishes.”
The couple who have been married for almost a decade, are already parents to daughter Blue Ivy, aged five. They have yet to give any indication as to when the twins are due.
Beyonce was due to headline the Coachella music festival in April however such an appearance is now likely to be cancelled and a replacement announced shortly.
Reaction to the pregnancy announcement was mixed, as you can see for yourself below.
BEYONCÉ REALLY BOUT TO FORM HER OWN DESTINYS CHILD. DESTINYS OFFSPRING IS COMIIIIIIIIINGGGGGG pic.twitter.com/WYYAuhLzWh
— Danny (@localblackicon) February 1, 2017
Beyoncé is pregnant with twins. The world has been blessed
— nikki (@nikkiosiris) February 1, 2017
ewww my whole TL is going crazy over Beyoncé being pregnant like she's the first to be pregnant with twins …🙄 the bee hive is so annoying
— Andrea (@DreaSF_) February 1, 2017
Beyoncé is pregnant with twins. What a great day it's become
— Andrea ♛ (@Jazmin98_) February 1, 2017
On the first day of Black History Month, Beyonce announced the future President and Vice President. And there was much rejoicing.
— Imaginary Friend (@nilixblue) February 1, 2017
Twitter notified me that Beyoncé is Pregnant.
Twitter didnt notify me that Trump won.
Thank you for spreading the good word, @Twitter
— Khalil (@kbyrd2) February 1, 2017
My BABY is PREGNANT with TWINS!!! I am so shocked. Blue Blue gets to be a big sister! Congratulations #TheCarters YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
— Beyoncé Knowles (@JJTXo) February 1, 2017
I don't give a damn if Beyoncé is expecting twins, quadruplets, sixtuplets or even the next Jesus Christ 🙄
— nobody (@ayeedeeana) February 1, 2017
Beyoncé just broke the internet
— Theofficialann (@theofficialann_) February 1, 2017