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Is This Beyonce and Jay-Z Holding Their Twin Babies?

A photograph purportedly showing the couple holding their new twin babies was digitally altered.

Published Jun 21, 2017

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

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.


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.

Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.

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