“Beyonce’s father confirms singer has given birth to twins”
The twins were born on Monday, TMZ reported, but have remained in the hospital because of a “minor issue.”
Beyonce has also remained in the hospital with the babies, with TMZ reporting that the couple welcomed a boy and a girl.
Beyonce’s representative is yet to comment.
The singer was last photographed at her Africa-themed baby shower on May 20.
“Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends,” one unidentified source told PEOPLE.
The twins will be siblings to five-year-old Blue Ivy.
The Lemonade singer, one of the most powerful women in the music business, announced the pregnancy on her Instagram account in February, along with an image of her posed in lingerie and caressing a noticeable baby bump. The announcement got more than eight million “likes” in the first 24 hours, becoming the “most-liked” Instagram ever.
The Texas-born singer performed live at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles two weeks later, proudly displaying her swelling belly in a motherhood-themed show.
She has since posted numerous pictures of her bare baby bump on her social media accounts.
The birth of Blue Ivy caused a paparazzi storm in 2012, with New York’s Lenox Hill hospital shutting down part of its maternity wing to accommodate music’s royal couple.
News of the pregnancy came less than a year after the release of Beyonce’s 2016 album Lemonade, in which she appeared to address long-standing rumors of trouble in her eight-year marriage.
The lyrics of several songs spoke about being cheated on, and regretting being married.
But Beyonce made clear in the final tracks of the album and in music videos featuring Jay-Z that she had decided to stay in the relationship.
The couple have never addressed the rumours publicly.