Beyoncé and Jay-Z have given rare glimpses of their kids growing up over the years.
The couple tied the knot in April 2008. Three years later, Beyoncé announced her pregnancy with a show-stopping onstage reveal during her performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Blue Ivy Carter was born the following January.
“Being pregnant was very much like falling in love. You are so open,” Beyoncé gushed in HBO’s Life Is But a Dream documentary in 2013. “You are so overjoyed. There’s no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you, so of course you want to scream it out and tell everyone.”
That same year, Beyoncé called her daughter her “best friend,” telling Vogue that Blue’s birth was “the best day” of her life. “Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body,” the Grammy winner said. “I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame.”
Blue became a big sibling in June 2017 when twins Rumi and Sir Carter arrived. Beyoncé broke social media records with her pregnancy reveal before sharing the first photo of the newborns in July 2017.
Scroll down to see rare photos of Blue, Rumi and Sir through the years: