BEYONCE and her husband Jay Z have announced they’re expecting twins together after eight years of marriage, and it’s been a turbulent road to happiness.
The singer shared the surprise news on Instagram on Tuesday, posting a picture of her bare bump.
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
Bey and Jay first met in 2001, before collaborating on hit track Bonnie & Clyde in 2002 where they began to date.
“I was 18 when we first met, 19 when we started dating. There was no rush. No one expected me to run off and get married,” Beyonce previously said
Keen to keep their romance under wraps, they didn’t appear on a red carpet together until 2004, at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Three years later Beyonce sparked engagement rumours as she showed off a huge ring on that finger, and sure enough they tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony in April 2008.
The couple later welcomed their first child, daughter Blue Ivy, in January 2012.
Beyonce later said in a statement: “Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.”