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Beyonce Is Pregnant With Twins!

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Just when the world needed a glimmer of good news, Queen Bey has blessed us with an announcement sure to lift up the hearts of the entire world: Blue Ivy is about to be a big sister, because Beyonce is pregnant with twins!

Beyonce announced the news moments ago with an Instagram photo that showed the star in a gorgeous, Madonna-themed photo revealing a distinctly pregnant belly. (I am trying really hard not to use the phrase “baby bump,” but it’s almost a requirement for pop culture pregnancy coverage.)

Beyonce looks gorgeous in a bra and blue satin underwear. She’s covered in a sheer veil and sits in front of a blue backdrop and a huge display of brightly colored flowers. She has both hands on her belly, and the kind of serene expression one rarely sees on the face of a woman with a toddler who is currently pregnant with twins.

This maternity photoshoot should put to bed any rumors that Beyonce is faking her pregnancy, which was an extremely weird conspiracy theory that dogged Beyonce throughout 2011, when she was pregnant with her first baby, Blue Ivy. For some reason, Beyonce was the subject of intense scrutiny and speculation that she had actually enlisted a surrogate to carry the baby, and that Beyonce wore a series of increasingly large fake bellies to make it look like she was the one gestating a fetus in her womb. The logic of that never made any sense at all, but apparently Beyonce stood up on TV once while pregnant, and something about the fold of her dress made people think she was wearing a fake belly, and the conspiracy theories snowballed from there. (Beyonce’s fake baby is up there with “the moon landing was fake” and “climate change is a hoax made up by the Chinese to ruin U.S. industry!” in terms of batshit things people believe on the Internet.)

 

Nobody’s saying anything this time, though, because there’s Beyonce in all her bare-bellied glory.

“We would like to share our love and happiness,” she wrote. “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.”

Blue Ivy is going to be a big sister! How exciting. I can’t wait to see more adorable Beyonce babies, and to hear what she and Jay Z are going to name them.

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