Beyonce pregnant: Couple ‘blessed’ to be having twins

Beyonce and her husband Jay Z say they “have been blessed two times over”, using Instagram to announce that she is expecting twins.

“We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two,” the pair wrote, and “we thank you for your well wishes”.

The post, signed “The Carters”, has a photo of Beyonce with a baby bump, wearing lingerie and a veil.

The couple already have a daughter, Blue Ivy, who has just turned five.

The star, 35, is due to headline the Coachella music festival in southern California in April.

The announcement gave no indication of the babies’ due date.

In 2011, Beyonce revealed her pregnancy to fans during the MTV Awards.