While ‘privacy’ would be the immediate answer, it seems there is a reason as to why Beyoncé hasn’t confirmed her baby news directly with her legion of begging fans!
According to entertainment site TMZ, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s twins were born premature last week and are being treated for jaundice.
The twins are said to have been born eight days ago, on June 12, and have remained in hospital. There, the newborns have reportedly been placed under ‘bili lights’, to treat high levels of bilirubin in the blood.
It had previously been claimed that the tots were being treated in hospital for a ‘minor issue’.
Reports of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s news broke in the early hours of Sunday morning, with the new mum’s fans – widely referred to as the ‘Beyhive’ – begging the star for confirmation.
So far, the family has remained tight-lipped on the subject of the twins’ genders and names, although balloons of pink and blue were seen being delivered to the hospital, with a card addressed to ‘B + J’.
While various sources shared the birth news with media outlets, Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, shared official confirmation on Sunday.
“They’re here!” tweeted Mathew, sharing a photo which read, ‘Happy birthday to the twins! Love, Granddad.”
The move did not go down well among fans of the Run the World star, who condemned the former manager for confirming news that was not his to share.
Beyoncé announced her pregnancy back in February, taking to Instagram to share the news in typically glamorous fashion.
The 35-year-old posted a photo of herself posing against a wall of flowers, wearing underwear and a veil, cradling her bump.
“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over,” she wrote.
“We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes.”
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who have been married for nine years, are of course already parents to five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.
We hope the twins are doing well following this latest report. We look forward to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s formal announcement – whenever they decide to share it with the world.