Beyonce is pregnant with twins. Yes, the pop superstar’s Instagram announced the news on 1 February with a photo that has mesmerised the world.
Posting a picture of her baby bump on Instagram, she began telling fans in the caption that ‘We would like to share our love and happiness’.
The sensational singer’s photo has also now become the most ‘liked’ photo in Instagram history; boasting an excess of 7.6 million likes in just 16 hours.
With news across the world being dominated by President Donald Trump, few ever thought anyone could break the Trump trend. The new president and his flurry of executive orders and swift-moving, substantive changes to US policy and procedure seemed to leave little space for any other headlines.
However even President Trump lacks the star power of Queen Bey. Prior to the inauguration, some fans joked that Beyonce should drop an album as Trump was being sworn in, and in doing so steal the spotlight from the new commander in chief.
Beyonce did one better: she announced, via a dazzling photo on Instagram, that she would be dropping something else – two babies.
“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”
Just like with ‘Lemonade’ and all things Beyonce, the announcement brought the internet to a halt, as fans went wild in elation.
One social media user, Laura Rankin, tweeted her ecstasy on the news. “This pic is a powerful statement on bodies, maternity & the sacred. Beyonce continues to push us to reimagine womanhood. A feminist icon”.
Jokes about Beyonce’s baby shower and several plays on “Betwice” began trending.
One Twitter user gained attention when she wrote: “Sad that there are more black people in Beyonce right now, than in Trumps entire cabinet team”.
Possible name suggestions included Yellow and Red Ivy – her five-year-old daughter with Jay Z is Blue Ivy Carter.
Some cited a hint of politics in the timing because the news came on 1 February, the first day of Black History Month.
Either way, TNT would like to congratulate both Jay and Bey and wish them well.