Beyoncé shared a collection of images highlighting the past year — including some adorable snaps of her three children. The photos were released on her official website in a tribute video to the singer.
The video begins with the text “Cheers to 2020,” and shows clips of a party held to ring in the 2020 New Year before the coronavirus pandemic began.
Many of the snaps include Beyoncé’s children — 8-year-old Blue Ivy and 3-year-old twins Sir and Rumi — but her husband, Jay-Z, was not seen in the photos.
Beyoncé — whose full name is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter — shared a video of her 39th birthday celebrations, which happened back in September 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. She seems to have spent the occasion with just her immediate family.
In the clip, her daughter, Rumi, sits on her lap to the left of the photo and helps her mother blow out the birthday candles.
To the other side of Beyoncé is her other daughter, Blue Ivy, who is also interested in the candles — while son Sir seems less involved as he appears to be distracted.
Other photos show Beyoncé lying on her back in the ocean, going for a walk on the beach in a neon yellow dress, and her chocolate birthday cake from last year, which read: “Happy Birthday Bee.”
Another adorable video shows daughter Blue Ivy wearing a blue and white dress on the beach, lying down in the sand and writing “Happy B-day” as a message for her mother, Beyoncé.
Queen Bey recently did an interview with British Vogue, where she revealed that because of the pandemic, she is more focused on her family.
Jay-Z’s wife had this to say: “[I] have changed completely. It would be difficult to experience life in a pandemic and the current social unrest and not be changed. I learned that my voice is clearer when I’m standing still. I really enjoy this time with my family, and my new goal is to slow down and get rid of the stressful things in my life.”
She added: “I spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture in the best way I know-how. Now, I decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.”
Although the coronavirus pandemic has put a temporary halt to live tours and concerts for many artists, Beyoncé did not stop working in 2020 as she launched the second “drip” of her fashion line, Ivy Park — this time collaborating with sportswear company Adidas.