Beyoncé Releases First Photo of Her Twins
By MAYA SALAM and SOPHIE HAIGNEYJULY 14, 2017
One month after the internet exploded over rumors that Beyoncé had given birth to twins, she finally made it official in
the same way she broke the news of her pregnancy: on her own terms, with an Instagram post early on Friday morning.
The image shows Beyoncé, 35, holding her two babies — a boy
and a girl — in front of an elaborate flower arrangement by the sea, and is captioned, “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today.” It had received more than 6.6 million likes on Instagram by 10 a.m. on Friday.
The pregnancy photo shoot was done by the artist and photographer Awol Erizku, who called
that project “a collaboration,” adding, “Beyoncé didn’t say, ‘Hey, this is what I want; do this.’”
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The image is similar in aesthetic to the one Beyoncé posted in February to announce her pregnancy,
in which she was surrounded by roses, draped in sheer material and cradling her belly.
A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jul 13, 2017 at 10:10pm PDT
A representative for Beyoncé said that the photographer Mason Poole took the picture of her with the twins.
Reports of the twins’ birth started circulating in June from media outlets, including People and Entertainment Tonight, which cited anonymous sources.