CLAIM

A photograph shows Jay-Z and Beyonce holding their twin babies in June 2017.

FALSE

RATING

FALSE

ORIGIN

Amidst reports that singers Beyonce and Jay-Z had welcomed twins into the world in June 2017, a photograph purportedly showing the celebrity couple holding their newborn babies was circulated on social media:

The image is actually a composite of two photographs, each showing Jay-Z and Beyonce carrying their first child, Blue Ivy, in 2012. Here’s a look at the original Jay-Z image (left), the composite image (center), and the original Beyonce photograph (right):

Although sources close to the couple reported that Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed twins in mid-June 2017, the celebrity couple have yet to confirm the news. As of this writing, there are no publicly available photographs of the couple’s new twins. 

Sources:

Boon, John.   “Blue Ivy Uncovered! Rare Glimpse of Beyoncé Daughter’s Face During Shopping Spree.”
E! Online.   18 July 2012.

France, Lisa.   “Beyoncé and Jay Z Welcome Twins.”
CNN.   19 June 2017.