We’re looking back at adorable family photos featuring the youngest Carters.
Just months after the roll-out of her most recent solo studio album Lemonade, Beyoncé broke the internet when she announced she was pregnant with twins.
A few months later on June 13, she gave birth to Rumi and Sir Carter, who turn 5 years old today!
During a 2017 interview with Rap Radar, Jay-Z revealed the meaning behind the children’s names. “Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,” he said. “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”
The Carter family is private, but they’ve shared photos and footage of the babies in special moments, such as Beyoncé’s 2018 Halloween festivites, photos of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s marriage vow renewal, and an 2021 Ivy Park ad.
In a 2019 cover story with Elle, the singer and entrepreneur opened up about motherhood and remaining present.
“I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life,” she said. “Making sure I am present for my kids—dropping Blue off at school,
taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband, and being home in time to have dinner with my family—all while running a company can be challenging. Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mom.”
Beyoncé is the ultimate working mama and we’re so proud of her for getting it all done!
In honor of Rumi and Sir’s special day, keep scrolling to check out shots of them throughout the years.