Beyoncé has finally spoken out since giving birth to the twins

'This has been a journey of love'

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'This has been a journey of love'

Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed twins just over a week ago, with Bey's dad taking to Twitter to break the news.

'They're here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday’, he tweeted, alongside a photo of balloons captioned 'Happy Birthday to the twins! Love, Granddad.'

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The newborns arrived prematurely, and according to reports by TMZ, were kept in hospital to receive light therapy for jaundice, with the parents able to take the twins back to their Malibu home just yesterday.

As the now family of five spends some quality time together, the world has been waiting for a statement from the power couple.

Sure enough, it came yesterday, in the most unlikely form - an acceptance speech at the BET Viewer's Choice Awards.

While Beyoncé understandably wasn't in attendance, she sent a message of thanks that was read out by R&B artists Chloe and Halle Bailey, who accepted her whopping five awards on her behalf.

'Thank you, BET, for this award and your tremendous support of Lemonade,' the statement read. 'This has been a journey of love, of celebrating our culture, honouring the past, and approaching the present and future with hope and resolve. Thank you to my mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, for being my biggest, biggest teacher and consistent influence. Thank you to my entire family for so much love. To my team at Parkwood, thank you.'

It continued: 'And thanks to all the fans, my Beyhive, for riding with me. I love and appreciate you. And to everyone at the show tonight, you all look so beautiful. And at home, thank you, and have a wonderful, wonderful night. From, Beyoncé.'

If like us you can't wait to see the twins, we wouldn't worry - knowing Beyoncé there should be an Instagram post on the way.

Jenny Proudfoot
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