Ring the alarm --- it's a Bey-mergency! We all know that Beyonce loves to surprise us with huge announcements --- her self-titled album and Lemonade are proof enough of that --- and she just did it again in a major way. Beyonce just shocked all of her fans by revealing she's pregnant, and not just with one baby, but two! That's right; there's going to be two more people in this world descended from Queen Bey herself. We are not worthy!
Beyonce made the announcement on her Instagram page on Wednesday afternoon, posting an intricately planned photo of herself bearing her baby bump along side the announcement that she is expecting twins. Although the news is incredible, the photo is... a bit strange. Beyonce is covered in a translucent veil in front of a large wreath of flowers as she caresses her belly. I mean, to me the backdrop looks more like a promo poster for Pushing Daisies than anything else, but I loved Pushing Daisies so I'm not mad about it! (Where my Pushing Daisies fans at!?)
The picture may be a tad bizarre, but the message that Beyonce wrote beside it is joyous. In it, she confirms that she's pregnant with twins, writing "our family will be growing by two."
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
At this point, we're all very well aware that Beyonce loves a surprise reveal. Not only did she make the Internet explode when she surprise-released her last two albums, but she also shocked her fans with a hugely memorable moment when she announced her first pregnancy five years ago. After performing "Love On Top" at the 2011 Video Music Awards, Beyonce unbuttoned her sequined jacket on stage to reveal her baby bump in front of the roaring crowd. Here's a little reminder in case you somehow forgot about that amazing moment.
Of course, that baby bump became Blue Ivy Carter; Beyonce and Jay Z's firstborn daughter. Now Blue Ivy, who just turned 5 years old in January, is going to have not one but two little siblings to play with and look after. Is it to early for me to start pitching some name ideas for Bey and Jay? How about Kelly and Michelle if they're both girls to pay tribute to Bey's Destiny's Child past? Or they could complete the color wheel by naming them Red and Yellow! (That's a joke, I promise I'm not insane).
Anyway, congrats to Beyonce and Jay Z! I think I speak for everyone when I say we can't wait to meet the twins!