After much speculation and confirmation from various mystery sources and insiders, Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles, has taken to social media to confirm that his famous daughter has given birth to twins with her husband Jay Z.
Sharing a picture of balloons with the message: “Happy birthday to the twins! Love, Granddad”, Mathew wrote: “They’re here! #Beyonce #Twins #JayZ #HappyBirthday”.
However, Mathew’s post appears to suggest that the twins were born today, which contradicts earlier reports that the babies had arrived earlier this week.
Speaking to People, a source had claimed: “Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends”.
Meanwhile, a separate source had said that the twins a few days ago but due to “minor” issues doctors were keeping them and Beyonce in hospital for a little while longer to keep an eye on them.
Beyonce caused a social media meltdown back in February when she announced her pregnancy with a sweet baby bump photo on Instagram, a post that quickly became the most-liked post on the site’s history.
The picture was captioned with: “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”.
She has since posted dozens of photos of herself showing off her growing bump, with many also featuring her and Jay’z five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
It was always believed that the singer was due to give birth in June and speculation of the twins’ arrival has grown in recent days after a woman was photographed entering an LA hospital on Friday with a card that read: “B + J”.
Beyonce’s sister, Solange, was also spotted at the same hospital after Jay skipped the Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards on Thursday night, despite being honoured at the ceremony.
Huge congratulations to Beyonce and Jay Z – we can’t wait to find out more about their newest bundles of joy!