Beyoncé pregnant with twins; speculations on due date circulate online

(Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)Beyonce during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Award-winning singer-songwriter Beyonce announced her pregnancy last Wednesday and that she and her husband rapper Jay Z are having twins. The couple, however, remains to be mum on the due date, although speculations about it have been circulating online.

People have been curious as to when the superstar is due to deliver after the acclaimed artist broke the news on her Instagram account. A report from Bustle speculated that Beyonce will likely give birth sometime between July 19 and Aug. 2, based on observations of her photos in recent weeks and estimates from medical practitioners that say pregnant women begin showing their baby bump around 12 to 16 weeks into the pregnancy.

The 35-year-old multi-Grammy Award winner, who is already in her second pregnancy, posted the Instagram photo with a caption expressing her family's gratitude. "We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters," the caption said. The Instagram photo showed the performer sporting a veil while wearing lingerie.

Meanwhile, a report from BBC shared that Beyonce's revelation was warmly welcomed by her more than eight million Instagram followers, making it the most-liked post in the history of the social media platform. One of those who expressed their reactions is writer Laura Rankin, who tweeted: "This pic is a powerful statement on bodies, maternity & the sacred. Beyonce continues to push us to reimagine womanhood. A feminist icon."

Comedian Grainne Maguire also came out with her own tweet that had a political kick. "Sad that there are more black people in Beyonce right now, than in Trump's entire cabinet team," she said.

The BBC report also said that Beyonce, who is also mother to five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, is scheduled to headline Coachella, a music festival slated for April in Southern California. She also holds the record for being the woman with the most number of nominations in the history of the Grammys.