Beyoncé and husband Jay Z welcomed twins, a source confirms to PEOPLE
The newest members of the Carter family join big sister Blue Ivy, 5.
“Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends,” a source tells PEOPLE.
The Lemonade songstress, 35, and her rapper husband made their double baby news public in February, with Beyoncé posting a stunning maternity photo to her Instagram account.
“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over,” Beyoncé wrote alongside the snap, which showed her posing in a burgundy bra, sky blue panties and green veil amid a floral backdrop.
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“We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters,” the Grammy winner added.
The new additions to the family have been a while coming. As a source close to the “Formation” singer and Jay Z, 47, told PEOPLE exclusively following the couple’s announcement, “They wanted another child and after a few years of trying, it’s a great feeling. Beyoncé’s very happy.”
Throughout her pregnancy, the singer has made appearances at events like the 2017 Grammy Awards (where she also put on a show-stopping, goddess-inspired performance), the Beauty and the Beast L.A. premiere and more, showing off her baby bump in various glam duds — oftentimes alongside her mini-me Blue.
The source didn’t say the sex of the babies, but according to the photo we posted earlier, the Carters had a boy and a girl. Jay Z tweeted his favorite rappers on Thursday, (he rarely tweets), which made me think he was super happy as Beyonce had given birth. Congratulations to the Carters.
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