LOS ANGELES — U.S. singer Beyonce has given birth to twins in Los Angeles, several celebrity news websites reported Saturday, citing unidentified sources.
Beyonce, 35, and rapper and music producer Jay-Z, also have a 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
E! News, citing multiple unidentified sources, reported the birth and that Jay-Z and Blue Ivy were seen at a Los Angeles-area hospital Thursday. Us Weekly, also citing multiple unidentified sources, reported that the couple welcomed twins earlier this week.
“Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends,” one unidentified source told PEOPLE.
Reuters could not verify the reports. A representative for Beyonce did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
The celebrity news websites did not provide additional details, such as the date and time the twins were born or the sex of the infants.
Pregnancy announced on Instagram
The “Lemonade” singer, one of the most powerful women in the music business, announced the pregnancy on her Instagram account in February along with an image of her posing in lingerie and caressing a noticeable baby bump.
The announcement got more than 8 million “likes” in the first 24 hours to become the “most-liked” Instagram ever.
The R&B singer performed live at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles two weeks later, proudly displaying her swelling belly in a motherhood-themed show. She has since posted numerous pictures of her bare baby bump on her social media accounts.
The birth of Blue Ivy caused a paparazzi storm in 2012, with New York’s Lenox Hill hospital shutting down part of its maternity wing to accommodate music’s royal couple.
Rumor of marital trouble
News of the pregnancy came less than a year after the release of Beyonce’s 2016 album “Lemonade,” in which she appeared to address long-standing rumors of trouble in her eight-year marriage.
The lyrics of several songs spoke about being cheated on, and regretting being married. But Beyonce made clear in the final tracks of the album and in music videos featuring Jay-Z that she had decided to stay in the relationship.
The couple has never addressed the rumors publicly.
Beyonce’s dad confirms she and Jay-Z have welcomed twins with adorable Instagram post
Mathew Knowles tweeted: “They’re here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday.”
Along with the post, he shared a picture of balloons, adding: “Happy birthday to the twins! Love, Granddad.”
The Single Ladies star, 35, and rapper husband Jay Z, 47, have welcomed two children who join the couple’s first child, daughter Blue, five.
“Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends,” a source told People.
While Us Weekly reports that they welcomed the new arrivals earlier this week, Mathew’s post appears to suggest she gave birth today.
Fans had been piecing clues together for days – from security and cordon’s surrounding the UCLA Medical Centre in LA to Bey’s sister Solange being spotted at the very same hospital.
And Jay-Z also skipped the Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards on Thursday night despite being lined up to receive a special honor on the night.
However, there’s been no official word from the superstar herself yet.
Bey and Jay had chosen not to reveal the gender of their twins ahead of the birth, which led to much speculation about whether it would be boys, girls or both joining the Carter family.
In April, Bey’s mom Tina told Extra: “I would be happy with whatever God gives me. It’s the biggest blessing and I’m so excited.”