Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t resist milking the world’s fascination with Beyoncé and Jay Z’s new twins Monday night, teasing a big reveal that sounded too good to be true.
“Double congratulations are in order for Beyoncé and Jay Z,” the late night host kicked off his monologue as the audience clapped. “They report Beyoncé gave birth to a boy and a girl. Beyonce was surrounded by her husband, their doctor, two nurses and a man blowing a giant fan through her hair.”
Kimmel pointed out that all the hubbub surrounding the arrival of the twins has thus far been speculation (and a controversial tweet from Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles), but that such clandestine behavior is par for the course with the superstar pair.
“They still actually haven’t confirmed the happy news officially, but that’s not particularly unusual,” he said. “They did this with their daughter, Blue Ivy, too. They waited years before showing their wedding photos. And to this day, no one knows what happened to the fourth member of Destiny’s Child. She’s just gone.”
Which led Kimmel to his big reveal. “This is exciting,” he said. “This afternoon we managed to get – I don’t know, how did we get this, Jason? Through sources? OK. We managed to get an exclusive first photo of the babies, of [the] children. I won’t tell you how and I should make you wait until the end of the show to see this, but I can’t wait anymore myself. Here they are, the world’s most anticipated twins.”
Then, instead of the adorable boy and girl that viewers may have expected to see, Kimmel shared an old photo of President Trump’s two grown sons, Eric and Donald Jr.
“Aww, you know what?” Kimmel cooed as the audience erupted in laughter. “They’re adorable. Oh, my goodness. Beautiful, beautiful children, especially the girl. She is a doll.”