Beyoncé and Jay-Z are undoubtedly one of the strongest celebrity couples in the world, so when they welcomed their first child Blue Ivy Carter fans were overjoyed! But the powerful pair didn’t stop there, as they had two more children Rumi and Sir Carter and fans cannot believe how fast they are all growing up!
Beyoncé recently posted an adorable picture alongside her two daughters Rumi and Blue Ivy Carter leaving fans wondering how old the Grammy award-winning singer’s children are and what they have been up to in recent times.
How old are Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s children?
Beyoncé announced that she was pregnant with her first child at the end of her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2011. Blue Ivy is Beyoncé’s eldest daughter and was born in January 2012 meaning that she is 9-years-old.
While Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s youngest two children Rumi and Sir Carter are twins. They were born in June 2017 meaning that they are both 4-years-old.
What are the meanings behind their names?
After welcoming Blue Ivy Carter into the world, Beyoncé shared an excerpt from A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit where she explained the importance of the colour blue. While she did not confirm this was the reasoning behind her eldest daughter’s name it is highly likely she took inspiration from the novel. But what about the ‘Ivy’ part?
It is speculated that ‘Ivy’ represents the Roman Numeral IV meaning four as it has significant meaning for the couple. Both Beyoncé and Jay-Z were born on the fourth day of the month, and they married on the fourth day of April. Not only that, Jay-Z named one of his albums 4:44 while Bey’s fourth album was titled 4.
In an interview with Rap Radar, Jay-Z explained the names of his twins Rumi and Sir. He revealed that his daughter Rumi’s name was chosen in honour of the couple’s favourite poet who was a 13th-century Persian lyricist. The rapper went on to explain Sir’s name saying: “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”
What are Beyoncé’s and Jay-Z’s children up to in 2021?
While Beyoncé and Jay-Z mostly keep their children out of the spotlight, the mother-of-three does provide glimpses into their lives from time to time.
Blue Ivy has become a superstar in the making featuring on her mother’s song Brown Skin Girl from The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack. She has won several awards including the 2020 BET Her Award as well as a Grammy in 2021 for the Best Music Video. The rising star was the second youngest person to receive a Grammy Award at just 9-years-old.
In the years since the twins’ births, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have kept their two little ones out of the spotlight. But Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles shared some details on the twin’s contrasting personalities in an interview with US Weekly. She said that Rumi “is really going to rule the world” while Sir “is kind of laid back and chills” like his father. She went on to describe Blue Ivy as “the second Queen B.”