Blue Ivy Carter Looks So Grown Up in Never-Before-Seen Birthday Picture

Blue Ivy Carter is celebrating her eighth birthday today and Beyoncé's dad has shared a new photo of his granddaughter in honor of the special day. See the picture here!

By Jess Cohen Jan 07, 2020 7:46 PMTags

Happy birthday, Blue Ivy Carter!

The eldest daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z is celebrating her eighth birthday today! Can you believe it's been eight years since the superstar couple welcomed their first child together? That's right, Bey and Jay's daughter arrived on Jan. 7, 2012. Five years later, the talented duo welcomed twins Rumi Carter and Sir Carter into their family.

In honor of Blue Ivy's birthday today, Bey's dad Mathew Knowles took to Instagram to pay tribute to his granddaughter.

"Happy Birthday to my beautiful and oldest granddaughter Blue Ivy," Mathew wrote alongside a never-before-seen photo of Blue. "Love,⁣ Papa G."

In the sweet picture, Blue, donning a skirt with cherries on it paired with an orange long-sleeved shirt, smiles for the camera while wearing her backpack.

It's been a very exciting week for Blue Ivy, who celebrated New Year's Eve with mom Beyoncé and singer Megan Thee Stallion. The "Hot Girl Summer" artist shared photos of trio posing for together at a holiday bash.

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To start off the New Year, Bey took to her Instagram to post a "2019 Bey-Cap."

In the video montage, the Grammy winner shared a series of new photos of her kids while reflecting on the last 12 months.

"Cheers to 2020!" a message in Bey's video read.

You can see all of Bey and Blue's sweet mother-daughter photos, in celebration of Blue's special day, in the our gallery, here!