Look up the term “power couple” in the dictionary and you might find a photo of Beyoncé and JAY-Z, who are parents of three.
While Beyoncé has posted tons of photos of their eldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, over the years and even recently shared the stage with her, she’s been a lot more private when it comes to sharing snapshots of her twins. On Aug. 1, though, fellow superstar Madonna shared an extremely rare glimpse of Beyoncé’s youngest daughter, Rumi, backstage at the “Renaissance” tour on her Instagram Story, showing just how much she’s grown over the years. According to the trailer for Beyoncé’s upcoming “Renaissance” tour movie, we may soon get a closer look at her and JAY-Z’s three kiddos.
Of course, all three kids have been in the spotlight since before they were born. Beyoncé famously announced her first pregnancy during a 2011 performance of “Love on Top” at the MTV Video Music Awards. In 2017, she announced that she was expecting her twins by sharing a stunning photo of her baby bump on Instagram, inevitably sending the internet into a frenzy.
Over the years, she and JAY-Z have occasionally opened up about parenthood. “[Having a daughter] just gives you purpose,” Beyonce said in a 2012 interview with Anderson Cooper. “I realized why I was born, and more than anything, all of the things I want to pass on to my child – and the best way of doing that is not by preaching or telling her, but showing her by example.”
JAY-Z said something similar in a 2021 interview with LeBron James, revealing that having children changed his whole perspective. “I didn’t learn how to swim until Blue was born. There goes everything you need to know,” he said. “This is a metaphor for our relationship. If she ever fell in the water and I couldn’t get her, I couldn’t even fathom that thought. I gotta learn how to swim. That’s it.”
Keep reading to learn a little bit more about Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s three kids and see some of their sweet family photos.