Almost every child of celebrities has been in the public spotlight since birth, and this is certainly the case with three-year-old Rumi Carter, a daughter of pop icon Beyoncé and legendary rapper Jay Z. She has a twin brother named Sir Carter, and an elder sister named Blue Ivy Carter.
The superstar singer announced her pregnancy with twins through posting a photo on her official Instagram account on 1 February 2017. She wrote in the caption “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.”
The post went viral, and broke records with the number of comments and ‘likes’ becoming the most-liked post on Instagram that year, amassing over 11 million likes. Pretty impressive? For Sure!
During her pregnancy, Beyoncé still performed at various events, such as the 2017 Grammy Awards and the premiere of Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” in Los Angeles, showing off her baby bump which delighted her fans.
According to People magazine, Beyoncé and Jay Z welcomed the twins on 13 July 2017. The news was confirmed by their grandfather, Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles when he tweeted a photo that said “Happy Birthday to the twins! Love, granddad” and wrote “They’re here!”
The magazine obtained their birth certificates in the next month, and revealed that they were born at 5:13 a.m. at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, and that they were delivered by Kim Kardashian’s doctor. Rumi was born first and then came her brother Sir. Beyoncé shared the first photo of the newborns on 14 July 2017, with the caption “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today”, and confirmed their names. The proud parents even trademarked the names of their babies, so indicating their business acumen too!
According to ABC News, during his interview for Tidal Jay Z said “Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter”. He also tried to describe his son, “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”
Thereafter, Beyoncé and Jay Z decided to keep their children far away from the limelight, and to just enjoy with the newborn babies, and their older daughter Blue Ivy.
Pregnancy Complications and “Homecoming”
In September 2018, Beyoncé revealed the cover story of the magazine ‘Vogue’ by writing an essay about her second pregnancy and complications she had, so she was forced to cancel her performance at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. During her pregnancy, she developed pre-eclampsia, which is a condition that leads to massive weight gain and high blood pressure. At the time of their twins’ birth, Beyoncé weighed around 218lbs (99kgs). Since the delivery of their babies was very painful, and the heartbeat of one of them in her womb had paused for a few seconds, she underwent an emergency C-section.
After birth, the babies had to undergo phototherapy treatment to remove high levels of bilirubin in their blood, since they were at a high risk of developing jaundice. They recovered and everything was fine, and she proved it with her great return to perform at the Coachella in 2018. The documentary concert film “Homecoming” is based on her story; it premiered on Netflix in April 2019.
Love Story of Famous Singer and Legendary Rapper
Beyoncé and Jay-Z met each other back in 1997, but they didn’t become romantically involved in a relationship until after their collaboration on the song “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” in 2002; she even appeared as his girlfriend in the music video for the song. The couple successfully managed to cover up their relationship for many years, but it was eventually revealed that they were together.
JAY Z + Beyoncé #OnTheRun Tour #Houston 18 july 2014.
They tied the knot at a secret wedding ceremony which took place at his penthouse in New York City on 4 August 2008.
In the early 2010s, Beyoncé suffered a miscarriage, but she became pregnant again in 2011. She revealed the happy news with the words ““I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside me,” at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards after performing “Love On Top”. Her pregnancy announcement led the ceremony to become the most-watched event in the history of MTV, with over 12.4 million viewers. It broke the record with the most tweets per second, and was listed in “Guinness World Records”, while the phrase ‘Beyoncé pregnant’ became the most searched phrase on Google that week.
They welcomed their first child, daughter Blue Ivy, on 7 January 2012, born at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Brief Overview of Beyoncé Career
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter came to prominence as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child in the late 1990s. The girl group became known as one of the best-selling of all time, with a number of hit singles and various awards. Some of their greatest hits are “No, No, No”, “Say My Name”, and “The Writing’s On The Wall”, to name a few.
Her debut studio album, “Dangerously In Love”, was released in 2003 and debuted atop the US Billboard 200 chart, spawning two number-one singles “Baby Boy” and “Crazy In Love”.
In 2006, she released her next studio album, “B’Day”, with such singles as “Beautiful Liar” and “Déjà Vu”. Her third studio album “I Am… Sasha Fierce” (2008) broke the record by winning six Grammy Awards, which was pretty impressive. The album’s singles are “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” and “If I Were A Boy”. So far, she has released three more albums, “4” (2011), “Beyoncé” (2013), and “Lemonade” (2016), the latter became the most critically acclaimed album of her entire career. She has won 24 Grammy Awards to date. Now it is clear why she is considered one of the best performers in the entertainment world.
Beyoncé is also a successful actress, having appeared in such film titles as “Austin Powers In Goldmember”, “Dreamgirls”, and “The Pink Panther”.
Brief Overview of Jay Z Career
The Brooklyn native Shawn Corey Carter, better known by his stage name Jay Z, started pursuing his music career in 1995, when he established his own record label called Roc-A-Fella Records. His debut studio album, “Reasonable Doubt”, out came in the following year, and earned positive reviews. Jay Z continued to line up success, and has released twelve more albums to date – some of his most acclaimed are “The Blueprint” (2001), “American Gangster” (2007), and “4:44” (2017).
Moreover, he has issued five collaborative albums, including “Watch The Throne” (2011) with Kanye West, and “Everything Is Love” (2018) with his wife Beyoncé. Over time, Jay Z became one of the best-selling musicians in the world, which made him the first hip hop billionaire in 2019. He has won 22 Grammy Awards so far.
Apart from his musical career, Jay Z is also very successful in the business industry. He is the owner of two multi-million dollar corporations – the clothing brand Rocawear and the sports bar chain 40/40 Club. In 2008, he launched an entertainment company, called Roc Nation. He also became the owner of Aspiro, a tech company, and its streaming service Tidal.