Yesterday Beyoncé revived the tragic car crash that 2017 is becoming with the glorious announcement that she and Jay-Z are gifting the world with twins. She shared this perfect photo to Instagram with the thoughtful, perfectly crafted caption (personally I think she should have gone with “I don’t think you’re ready for this belly”).
Of course, the world was beyond excited, with a record number of Instagram likes and Twitter responses that are still coming (there’s even a parody photo by Zoë Foster Blake announcing her pregnancy). BUT what we’re just now learning is that this isn’t the only photo of Bey’s pregnant belly. There is a whole dang album just for your voyeuristic enjoyment.
Beyoncé released the intimate album of her pregnancy and family history and titled it ‘I have three hearts’. It features adorable five year old Blue Ivy and snippets of poetry about motherhood. Here’s a snippet that tugs at the heartstrings:
“mother is a cocoon where
cells spark, limbs form, mother
swells and stretches to protect her
child, mother has one foot in this world
and one foot in the next,
mother, black venus”
The gorgeously stylised photos and videos feature Beyoncé underwater, naked, with flowers, and also show some flashback family photos that give us a rare insight into the real Bey. Have a look at these stunning shots and try to deny that Queen Bey has definitively won pregnancy announcements forever.
5I don’t think you’re ready for this belly
7Bey on a car
9Bey and Blue Ivy
10Bey and Blue chilling