Ring all the alarms you can find—Beyoncé is pregnant with twins!
Beyoncé stunned the internet on Feb. 1 with a surprise announcement that two more tiny members will be joining the royal family of the music world.
The superstar announced the big news in an Instagram post. The photo shows Beyoncé cradling her baby bump, surrounded by colorful flowers.
“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,” she wrote.
Beyoncé and her husband, rapper and mogul Jay Z, have been married since 2008. Their daughter, Blue Ivy, is 5 years old.
Naturally, social media exploded over the news. Twitter tallied more than half a million tweets about Bey’s pregnancy in just the first hour after the announcement. Meanwhile, “twins” quickly shot to the top of the trending topics list.
Beyoncé has a history of dramatic baby announcements. Back in 2011, she told the world about Blue Ivy by showing off her belly at the end of her MTV VMA performance of “Love on Top.”
The Carters have also been through some less-publicized challenges in their family life.
In “Life Is But a Dream,” her 2013 documentary, Beyoncé discussed her experience with a miscarriage a few years earlier.
“About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time,” she said. “I flew back to New York to get my checkup—and no heartbeat.”
Soon after, though, Blue Ivy was born. And now, she’s going to be a big sister!
Given her schedule, it’s impressive that Bey can even find the time to create two whole new humans. She’s nominated for a whopping nine Grammy Awards for her 2016 album, “Lemonade.” The ceremony will air on Feb. 12.
She’s also headlining the second night of both weekends of the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, on April 15 and 22. Fans with tickets shouldn’t worry that Bey’s pregnancy will slow her down at these shows, however. At this point, nothing she does should surprise us anymore.