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Today Beyoncé shared an iconic photo of herself with her baby twins. The picture was the perfect way to introduce her son, Sir Carter, and her daughter, Rumi Carter, to the world. The iconic singer wore a beautiful robe made of blue and purple fabrics, and she stood in front of a flowery alter in a garden on a sunny day. She looked radiant holding her two sons as the sun kissed her skin. Check out the photo here:
Beyoncé shared the photo with her 104 million followers on Instagram in the wee hours of Friday, July 14. The image has racked up more than 6 million likes since the 35-year-old R&B star posted it. With this photo, Beyoncé shut down all of the rumors about the pregnancy and birth. She wrote that the twins were born one month before the picture, which means news reports of their birth in June were correct.
When the babies were born, questions abounded because Beyoncé and Jay-Z kept quiet about the news. In fact, almost no one in the famous musicians' inner circle said a word. Beyoncé's dad, Mathew Knowles, hopped on Twitter to post a congratulatory image of balloons with a loving message on the day the news of the birth broke. However, everybody else kept quiet. Even Beyoncé's mom, Tina Lawson, kept the excitement to herself until now. After Beyoncé had posted the picture with the twins, Lawson took to Instagram to say,
So Happy my baby shared a photo of her babies with the world. proud grandma hello Sir Carter and Rumi Carter Boy and girl what a blessing. Boy and girl what a blessing.
The pair is notoriously private and secretive when it comes to family matters, and instead of announcing their news right away, they allow their personal stories to influence their creative works. For example, discretion has helped to amplify the poignancy of works such as Beyoncé's Lemonade, in which she revealed the complexities of her marriage after infidelity on the part of Jay-Z.
The brand-new picture looks like a follow-up to the pregnancy announcement photo Beyoncé shared back in February. That particular photo is the most-liked photo of all time on Instagram. She posed kneeling in front of a wreath of flowers while wearing a veil over her face. After posting it, Beyoncé performed at the 2017 Grammy Awards in a beautiful showcase with a mom theme.
As for the twins' dad, Jay-Z has been promoting his latest album 4:44 in recent weeks. On the album, the 47-year-old rapper expresses his gratitude for the "natural twins," which indicates how Beyoncé and Jay-Z conceived them.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly filed documents to try to trademark the names of their newborn sons. With names as unique as Rumi and Sir, it might seem like a wise move. The power couple tried but failed to trademark their eldest child, Blue Ivy's name when she was born in 2012. An events company in Boston already held the legal rights to the name.
This photo is instantly iconic. Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement might not be the most-liked photo on Instagram for long.