On Saturday June 17 night, People broke the big news we’ve all been waiting for: Beyoncé and Jay Z have welcomed their twins! “Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends,” a source told the outlet. The babies arrived less than five months after the most epic pregnancy announcement of all time (which is now the most-liked Instagram EVER, sitting at 11M likes and counting; it has also inspired at least one copycat—love ya, Jessi Cruickshank).
Fans have been awaiting the news since June 13, when Us Weekly reported heavy security at a Los Angeles-based hospital—sparking rumours that the Queen Bey was already in labour.
We sincerely hope Beyoncé wasn’t labouring for four straight days, and wish the quintet all the best—including new big sis, Ivy Blue.
Update: Showbiz411.com—which Us Weekly credits with breaking the baby news (take that, People)—reports that Bey actually had the babies on Monday night or Tuesday morning at UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles:
“That’s the reason Jay Z didn’t turn up on Thursday night for the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction in New York. He had his hands full. The source is good. Those kids are here. They’re going to Run this Town.”
Two takeaways here: 1) We need to start following Showbiz411.com stat, and 2) hats off to the Carters for keeping this news on lock for the past four days.
Next up, we eagerly await Twinstagram.
Update: Us Weekly reports that “multiple sources” have confirmed the twins are a boy and a girl, who made their arrival on Monday, June 12.
And proud granddad Mathew Knowles has also confirmed the birth on Twitter.
— Mathew Knowles (@MathewKnowles) June 18, 2017