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Double Baby Joy! Beyoncé Reveals She’s Pregnant With Twins!

Beyonce expecting twins

Little Blue Ivy, now five, always wanted a younger sibling to play with – now she’s getting two at the same time!

Blue’s proud mum Beyoncé, 35, and rapper dad Jay Z announced the big news on Instagram with a stunning shot of the singer, clad in lingerie holding her bare pregnant belly.

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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

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“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over,” she captions the pic which had five million likes at the time of writing.

“We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes — The Carters.”

The singer’s mum, Tina Knowles, also shared her daughter’s pregnancy news on Instagram with the same photo.

“WOW I don’t have to keep the secret anymore,” she wrote. “I am soooo happy. God is so good. Twin blessings.”

In 2013, the Lemonade singer told ABC News in the US that she definitely “would like more children.”

“I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister,” she said, referring to her sister Solange Knowles.

Beyoncé also said she was “very protective” of her daughter.

“I just want to make sure that she can have a healthy, safe, normal life … in the back of my mind, she’s my priority. And life is completely different now,” she said.

“So I’m — I feel really, really just lucky that I can still do what I love, and now have a way bigger meaning. And that’s to be her mother.”

Blue Ivy’s arrival caused a paparazzi storm in 2012 with New York’s Lenox Hill hospital shutting down part of its maternity wing to accommodate music’s royal couple.

Beyoncé did not say when the twins were due to be born or give any details about her pregnancy.

It was not clear whether her pregnancy would affect plans for the Grammy Awards on February 10, where she has a leading nine nominations, mostly for Lemonade, and would be expected to perform.

Written by James Graham

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