Beyonce, 35, had been keeping a secret from her fans for a while.
When the pregnancy photos of the star emerged yesterday, her bump was so big that fans let out a collective “wow!”
Hollywood Life notes that Beyonce had been keeping two secrets from us.
Not only was the star pregnant, she was carrying twins.
“Well, technically it was two secrets.”
This helped us to understand why Beyonce’s bump is so impressively large.
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Some people had speculated that Beyonce’s decision to make the announcement on February 1 may have been a mistake.
A source told Hollywood Life that “The Feb. 1st announcement was not a mistake and was very much planned. She wanted to make the statement during Black History Month.”
Black History Month is sometimes known as African-American History Month. The observance is held in America and Canada in February, and in the United Kingdom in October.
The event encourages remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.
Hollywood Life notes that Beyonce is known for her grand gestures and her showmanship.
The dramatic unveiling of the bump comes at the end of a string of attention-grabbing gestures that got fans wondering about whether Beyonce was pregnant.
The report notes that, at the VMAs, Beyonce unbuttoned the blazer she as wearing and rubbed her belly.
It seemed as if Beyonce wanted to get fans talking.
“We’ve come to expect grandiose announcements from Beyonce now, especially after that VMA’s performance! Remember when the Destiny’s Child frontwoman unbuttoned her sparkly pink blazer on stage and rubbed her belly? Fans immediately knew what was up — plus she was already showing! The Queen’s baby bump was well underway, and she had been doing an incredible job of keeping it a secret.”
The report notes that Beyonce’s grandiose VMAs performance was not disrupted even when she dropped her microphone: Beyonce “dropped the microphone after singing “Love On Top” like a total boss, smiled at the crowd, and gave an impressive wink.”
TMZ reports that Beyonce made the official announcement that she is pregnant with twins on her Instagram account.
Beyonce made a statement on behalf of both herself and her husband Jay-Z.
She wrote, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed 2 times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. — The Carters.”
The couple has recently been on vacation in Phuket. They have been sharing photos from their Thailand vacation with fans on social media.
Beyonce had been able to hide her baby bump in photo shoots with the help of Photoshop, according to Hollywood Life.
It is not known whether Beyonce is having boys, girls, or one of each.
Jay-Z and Beyonce already have a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
“So, five-year-old Blue Ivy will have a brother and sister, two brothers, two sisters, or something like that.”
People are already wondering whether Beyonce will still be able to headline at Coachella, as she is scheduled to do.
A source told Hollywood Life that Beyonce is planning to go ahead with her Coachella performance, and she expects it to be an emotional experience.
According to the source, “[Beyonce] will perform at Coachella as scheduled, she actually can’t wait for the experience as she expects it to be very emotional. It’s safe to say that she is going to have many surprises throughout the show to buy her some time. It should be a one of a kind experience.”
The company that produced the Coachella Music Festival was reportedly worried about whether Beyonce would be able to finish her sets.
Beyonce seems confident that she will. Someone close to the star joked with the mag that Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters was able to finish his set at Coachella after breaking his leg during a performance back in 2015.
Grohl continued to perform with a broken leg — the Foo Fighters frontman simply sat in a big chair.
“The show will go on. She’ll just borrow Dave Grohl’s big chair.”
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