Beyoncé and Jay-Z share the 1st photo of their entire family in over a year, and it shows how much their kids have grown

Ashley Simone Johnson
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Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, and Beyoncé at the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z shared a family photo with their three children, Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir Carter.

  • The singer's hairstylist captured the family in matching black-and-white ensembles.

  • The image shows how much Blue Ivy and the 3-year-old twins have grown since January 2020.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z shared a rare family portrait with the public, which showcased how quickly all of their children are growing up.

The duo and their three children, 9-year-old Blue Ivy and 3-year-old twins Rumi and Sir Carter, all wore matching black-and-white ensembles for the photo, snapped by the "Formation" singer's longtime hairstylist Neal Farinah

Their eldest daughter posed in a pair of boots and reached her mother's shoulders as the "Halo" singer stood tall in heels. Notably, Blue Ivy's younger siblings were also standing hand in hand for the photo, as opposed to being carried in either parent's arms, which is how they've usually been photographed.

It's been awhile since the Carter family has been photographed together. On January 1, 2020, Beyoncé celebrated New Year's Day on Instagram with a compilation video that included a photo of her with her family at the very end.

Beyoncé did share a batch of family photos more recently on March 31, but the whole family was not pictured together in any of the images. Jay-Z was missing completely, and each photo focused on only one kid.

The post also did not show the faces of either twin.

Jay-Z recently opened up to The Times about parenting with Beyoncé, saying they did not want to force a music empire onto their children.

The couple, who have been married since April 2008, believe they are "just guides" as parents, he said, adding that they want to make sure they are "very attentive" to what their children are genuinely interested in.

"What if my child doesn't want to be in music or sports? I have no idea, right? But as long as your child feels supported, and feels loved, I think anything is possible," he told the publication.

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