Beyoncé reportedly gave birth to twins over the weekend. The 35-year-old superstar and her 47-year-old music mogul husband, Jay-Z, have not confirmed the reports. Still, the media has been running rampant with speculations in the short time since an unnamed source revealed the news. Information is scarce, but here is what we know.
An unnamed source supposedly revealed the birth. Because the source went unnamed, some people doubted the accuracy of the report, which first came from People. Nevertheless, the person said,
Matthew Knowles, Beyoncé's father, appeared to have confirmed the news. He posted a congratulatory message on Twitter. Beyoncé and her dad have weathered ups and downs over the years, so it did not impress critics when he wrote about the birth before she made any official announcement. Plus, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are known for keeping a tight grip on their public image, so Matthew Knowles raised eyebrows when he tweeted,
Tina Knowles Lawson, Beyoncé's mom, has not confirmed the news. In fact, over the weekend she attended a wedding in New York, nowhere near California where her eldest daughter was supposedly giving birth. She posted an Instagram video to say how much fun she was having. Moreover, she added a puzzling caption, writing,
Beyoncé's Grammy Award-winning sister, Solange, also has been quiet on the reports, so people have been speculating about what's actually going on. Some wondered if it was a hint Beyoncé had not delivered the "Beybies." Others suggested she had already had the twins long before the news broke. They pointed to Queen Bey's lack of social media activity since May 30 as evidence she was preoccupied with mom duties.
Additionally, there were rumors people saw Jay-Z and Blue Ivy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z's four-year-old daughter, at a Los Angeles hospital last Thursday. This reported sighting led to further speculation about the timing of the birth.
President Barack Obama might have already spilled the beans about the twins' genders. There is no official word yet on the sexes of the twins, but in a video from earlier this month, Obama congratulated Jay-Z on becoming the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The two-term President then mentioned the kiddos and said,
People wondered if the statement meant Barack Obama knew his pals Beyoncé and Jay-Z were going to have twin girls. (Speaking of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Jay-Z skipped the induction ceremony and gala in New York to be with Beyoncé in California before the birth. The event was last week, so again, people have been wondering if the timing of the birth does not add up.)
It remains unclear which California hospital the Carters chose for the birth. However, rumors say they picked Cedars-Sinai. The wealthy power couple supposedly rented a mansion that is five minutes from the hospital. Apparently, Madonna used to own the place, which costs $100,000 to rent per month.
The twins will grow up in California, at least for now. The Carters purportedly moved from New York to California to raise Blue Ivy and the twins after Gwyneth Paltrow convinced them. These days, Blue Ivy attends the Centre for Early Education in Los Angeles, a private primary school with a $20,000 price tag per year. Stars like Jodie Foster, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, and Barbra Streisand have also sent their children there in years past. So, the likelihood of the twins attending the same school is high.
Last but not least, if the birth took place over the weekend, it means the twins were born under the sign of Gemini--the twins. How cool is that?
We'll be sure to keep you updated with any news about the birth, especially when Beyoncé and Jay-Z confirm.