Beyoncé debuted the long awaited photo of her newborn twins, Sir and Rumi Carter, via social media on Friday (July 14).
The superstar singer, whose real name is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, gave birth to twins in June and made their official debut on Instagram.
“Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today,” Beyoncé’s caption reads.
The photo shows Beyoncé, 35, holding her two babies, a boy and a girl, in front of an elaborate flower arrangement by the sea.
It was published at 5:10 a.m ET and os of 6:45 a.m., the photo had already surpassed 4.5 million likes on the social platform.
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.
That photo became, within a day, the most-liked Instagram post of all time. The caption for that image reads:
“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.”
Just a few weeks later, she performed the Lemonade tracks “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” at the 2017 Grammy Awards, and canceled on Coachella, vowing to return next year. However, throughout her pregnancy with the twins, Beyoncé used Instagram to document her style, turning out photos that were artistic, glamorous and skillfully staged.
The Instagram post also served as the official confirmation of the babies names.
In June , Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly filed trademark documents to secure rights to the names “Rumi Carter” and “Sir Carter.”
The superstar singer and her mogul husband, who married in 2008, are also parents to a five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.