Everything We Know About Beyonce's Pregnancy

Stop the presses! Beyoncé is pregnant. Are you as shocked as the rest of the internet is right now? Don't worry, we're here to help. As the planet recovers from the biggest celebrity bombshell since Brangelina's split, we're here to reveal everything we know about Queen Bey's big news.

She's pregnant with twins

In an Instagram post on Feb. 1, 2017, Beyoncé revealed that she's expecting not one, but two babies. "We would like to share our love and happiness," she wrote, alongside a photo of her wearing a green veil and kneeling in her underwear in front of a massive display of multi-colored flowers. "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."

Immediately following the announcement, leaders across the globe declared world peace; the Dow hit 20,000; and the Dodo bird rose like a phoenix. Just kidding! But the photo still became the most-liked post in Instagram history, with over 8 million likes and counting.

In true Beyoncé fashion, the announcement was a huge surprise

Beyoncé posted the big news around 1:39 p.m. without prior warning. The jaw-dropping announcement was similar to the way she told the world she was pregnant with her first child, Blue Ivy Carter, at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. In that case, she simply arrived on the red carpet and let her baby bump do the talking. Her most recent albums, the eponymous Beyoncé and Lemonade, also dropped without any warning, in 2013 and 2016, respectively.

But mom Tina knew all about it

Of course, the Carters didn't keep the news a secret from everyone. Among those who knew already: Beyoncé's mom, Tina Knowles, who posted her own baby bump reveal within minutes of the announcement. "WOW, I don't have to keep the secret anymore," she wrote. "I am soooo happy. God is so good. Twin blessings."

Sorry, conspiracy theorists: this one's for real

Perhaps in an effort to silence the haters who are still convinced her first pregnancy was fake, Beyoncé conspicuously posed for a photo in her underwear, allowing her ballooning belly to be seen in its full glory.

The "Formation" singer was accused of wearing a fake belly in 2011 after her bump allegedly appeared to fold as she sat down for an interview. She later called the surrogacy rumors "just crazy," and finally revealed footage of her baby bump in her 2013 documentary for HBO.

She said she wanted more kids

Almost immediately after Blue Ivy was born in 2012, everyone wanted to know: would Beyoncé ever have more kids? She answered that question the following year in an interview with Good Morning America, saying, "I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company." She added, "I definitely love being big sister," referring to her younger sister, Solange.

The Grammys are going to be insane

Even without her pregnancy announcement, the 2017 Grammy Awards on Feb. 12 were already poised to be a big event for Beyoncé, who's up for nine awards and is a heavy favorite to to take home the night's biggest honor, album of the year, for Lemonade. Now that the news is out that she's having twins, the red carpet is going to be a feeding frenzy for the paparazzi, who will want to catch every glimpse of her growing baby bump—assuming, of course, Bey actually decides to attend. (For the record: Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammys, recently told Billboard he fully expects her to be there.)

Though she's not yet scheduled to perform, based on past experiences, her pregnancy is unlikely to get in the way. Beyoncé proudly performed "Love on Top" at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on the night she announced she was pregnant with Blue Ivy.

But what will happen to Coachella?

While it's safe to assume Beyoncé will, in fact, attend the Grammys in February 2017, it remains unclear if she still plans to headline Coachella 2017 in April. According to TMZ, producers behind the festival had no idea she was pregnant, which casts a giant question mark over one of the most anticipated musical acts of the year.

Of course, it would be completely understandable if she decided to bail. You try performing on stage pregnant! However, because the Coachella announcement was made less than a month after Bey's pregnancy reveal, we can assume she knew she was pregnant at the time, so, Beyhive, you may not want to ask for a refund quite yet.

She struggled to conceive in the past

Having twins is a very big deal for Beyoncé, who has openly talked about her challenges to conceive. Among her struggles: a miscarriage, which she touched upon in her 2013 documentary, Life Is But a Dream. "It was the saddest thing I've ever been through," she confessed (via Reuters). "My life is a journey..." she added. "I had to go through my miscarriage, I believe I had to go through owning my company and managing myself...ultimately your independence comes from knowing who you are and you being happy with yourself."

This is proof that her marriage to Jay Z is rock-solid

Ever since video footage of Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator leaked to TMZ in 2014, rumors have run rampant that Beyoncé's marriage is anything but picture-perfect. Stories surfaced that Jay Z had allegedly cheated with fashion designer Rachel Roy. Although Beyoncé never explicitly addressed the gossip, her critically acclaimed album Lemonade is widely believed to be a response to Jay Z's alleged infidelities, especially when fans assumed the "Becky with the good hair" mentioned in the "Sorry" track was Roy. (For the record: Roy didn't do herself any favors.) Whatever the case, there's nothing like a high-profile pregnancy to silence the scuttlebutt once and for all. Indeed, by signing her Instagram post "The Carters," Beyonce basically said: we're here to stay.

Did she try IVF treatments?

According to sources for Radar Online, Beyonce used in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments to conceive her twins. "Beyonce had IVF to conceive and she is currently 14 weeks pregnant!" The source said.

"Jay Z has been pressuring her to have more kids for so long and they have tried so many times with no luck," a source added. "They are both absolutely through the roof right now!"

She released more baby-bump photos

Apparently, much to the delight of her fans, Beyonce decided that one photo of her baby bump simply wasn't enough. In the early hours of February 2, 2017, the "Hold Up" singer posted numerous pictures to her website, some of which were of her current pregnancy while others were from her first with Blue Ivy. The gorgeous photo shoots included pictures of Beyonce underwater, as well as an adorable one of Blue Ivy kissing her mom's new baby bump.