Beyoncé Posts Rare Shot with Her Kids as She Celebrates the Release of Her New Album ‘Renaissance’

Happy Bey Day!

Beyoncé just dropped her latest album, Renaissance, which is actually only “Act I” of a three-part project that will be released over an undisclosed period of time. And while fans can finally celebrate after years of waiting for new music, the “Love on Top” singer also treated the Beyhive to a few rare family photos.

While it's not often we get to see Beyoncé's three tots—Blue Ivy, 10, and twins Sir and Rumi, 5 (unless they're making star cameos in her films)—the 40-year-old star uploaded a shot to her website, where she was seen snuggling with all of them.

“Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world,” she wrote. “I want to give a special thank you to Rumi, Sir and Blue for allowing me the space, creativity and inspiration.”

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But, the “Halo” singer didn't only thank her children. She also made a shout-out to her husband, Jay-Z, writing, “And a special thanks to my beautiful husband and muse, who held me down during those late nights in the studio.”

Along with the pic of her kids, Beyoncé included a vintage snap of what is presumed to be her Uncle Jonny (seen above to the right), who the singer says inspired her latest project. “A big thank you to my Uncle Jonny,” she wrote. “He was my godmother and the first person to expose me to a lot of the music and culture that serve as inspiration for this album.”

She added, “Thank you to all of the pioneers who originate culture, to all of the fallen angels whose contributions have gone unrecognized for far too long. This is a celebration for you.”

The singer also marked the release of her album with a short clip she shared to Instagram, which was simply captioned, “RENAISSANCE…”

New music AND rare family photos? Today really is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Joel Calfee

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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