Beyoncé’s pregnancy photo named Instagram’s most liked of 2017

Selena Gomez also appears in the top 3

Beyoncé’s widely parodied pregnancy shoot has been crowned Instagram’s most liked photo of 2017.

Beyoncé took to the social media site to post an artistic image of her holding her pregnant stomach back in February, revealing that she and husband Jay Z were expecting twins – telling fans: “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over.”

The result is perhaps unsurprising, given that the photo broke the site’s all-time ‘most liked’ record back in February, but the total number of likes has now jumped from 7.3 million to 11.1 million.

Elsewhere in the top 3, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo‘s photo announcing the birth of his twins has garnered 11 million likes since it was posted earlier this month, while Selena Gomez‘s hospital bed photo, which she used to reveal she had undergone a kidney transplant, comes in third with 10.3 million likes.

Check out the top 3 most liked Instagram photos of 2017 below.

A Alana Martina acaba de nascer! Tanto a Geo como a Alana estão muito bem! Estamos todos muito felizes! ❤️

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I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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Beyoncé’s twin babies with her husband Jay Z – named Sir and Rumi Carter – were born on June 14 of this year. The star once again took to Instagram to confirm their birth one month on.

In the latter photo, Beyoncé is once more flanked by huge bouquets of flowers and wears a blue veil as she cradles the babies in her arms.

Captioning the snap, she wrote: “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today.”