Global superstar Beyoncé has revealed she is pregnant with twins. The Single Ladies singer broke the news to her 92.3 million followers on her Instagram page.
Alongside a picture showing her growing baby bump, she wrote: “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.”
She signed her message from The Carters.
The post went viral and within 30 minutes it had garnered more than 1.4 million likes.
Beyoncé and her husband, rapper Jay Z, are already parents to daughter, Blue Ivy (5).
It was not clear whether her pregnancy would affect plans for the Grammy Awards on February 10th, where she was expected to perform. Beyoncé has a nine nominations, mostly for her most recent album, Lemonade, which dealt with themes of marital strife and reconciliation. She is also due to headline at the Coachella festival in the US in April.
Beyoncé (35) famously revealed she was pregnant with Blue Ivy at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2011 during a live performance. Prior to this, she suffered a miscarriage and used the experience to write “the saddest song” of her life.
Beyoncé married Jay Z, real name Shawn Carter, in 2008 after a five-year relationship following several collaborations, including on her 2003 hit Crazy In Love. – (PA)