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Beyonce Takes to Social Media With New Tumblr Site

The private star reveals never-before-seen photos of her travels and family, including husband Jay-Z.

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After years of closely guarding her private life, Beyonce is now giving fans a new look inside her world.

The “Single Ladies” and “Crazy in Love” singer is sharing intimate moments of her life through a series of photos via her new Tumblr site, the star's first foray into social media. Among the photos, Beyonce is seen puffing on a cigar, relaxing on vacation, showing off her baby bump and walking arm-in-arm with husband Jay-Z.

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Bey also sent her first tweet Thursday: “Hey World, It's B! I'm so excited to invite you to my new beyonce.com - we've been working hard, and it's finally ready for you XO." In just six hours since her inaugural tweet, Beyonce has notched an impressive 3.6 million followers.

Until recently, Beyonce and husband had been known for refraining from speaking publicly about their relationship and family. After the birth of their daughter Blue Ivy Carter in January, the power couple opted to use Tumblr to share the first images of her. Jay-Z also shared a very personal rap, titled "Glory," in the days following their daughter's birth. In the track, posted to Jay's Life + Times social website, the rap mogul included Blue Ivy's newborn cries and revealed that Beyonce had previously suffered a miscarriage.

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