Happy first day of February! It's hard to believe that the never-ending month that was January has finally come to an end, but thank goodness it has, because the last few weeks were... a lot, to say the least. February will inevitably bring its own share of craziness (Beyonce's pregnancy, whaaaat), but hey, at least we're all prepared for what's to come.
As you settle into the new month, take a look at the news and events that had Bustle's editors talking today, Feb. 1.
Beyonce + Twins
Leave it to Bey to cheer the entire world up with the reveal that she's pregnant with twins. The announcement was beautiful (would you expect anything less from Beyonce?) and it couldn't have come at a better time. If you're still freaking out over the news, you're not alone — these Beyonce pregnancy memes and tweets sum up how all of us are feeling right now. And while obviously, no one knows what Beyonce and Jay Z are planning on naming the babies, that doesn't mean we can't speculate, right?
Deal Of The Day: Of course Bey wouldn't announce big news without looking fierce. Here's where to buy the bra from Beyonce's pregnancy announcement and emulate the star's gorgeous look.
Me: I just don't know if NOW is the right time to bring a child into the world!— Caro (@socarolinesays) February 1, 2017
Beyoncé: Ugh, move over, I'll bring two pic.twitter.com/UH6uClB9WI
Neil Gorsuch + The Supreme Court
Well, it's finally happened — on Tuesday night, Donald Trump announced his nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. If confirmed, the conservative judge could sway the bench to the right on issues like abortion rights and religious freedom, but it won't be an easy road. "With Democrats still angry over Republicans blocking Obama's pick, Merrick Garland, Neil Gorsuch's nomination will likely trigger a major partisan battle," predicts Bustle's Politics Editor Emily Shire.
Quote Of The Day: "I look forward to questioning Judge Gorsuch about his positions on the most important issues that impact Vermonters and all Americans and his views on recent Supreme Court decisions." — Bernie Sanders, in a statement to Bustle. Fight on, Bernie.
Hillary Clinton + Her Next Big Move
Clinton has been relatively quiet since November, but this fall, she'll be coming back strong. On Wednesday morning, it was reported that Clinton is writing a book of essays, set for publication later this year, that'll feature her thoughts on the 2016 presidential race. Looks like everyone's book clubs just got their next pick.
#VacationObama: You guys, these photos of Obama chilling out on vacation — backwards baseball cap and all — are everything. You do you, BO.
Obama is sitting at a cheap plastic patio table with Richard Branson & his hat backwards like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. pic.twitter.com/htopcD8Q66— Taylor Paquette (@_TaylorPaquette) February 1, 2017
Bustle Book Club + February's Pick
Last month, Bustle's American Woman Book Club chose Gabby Rivera's Juliet Takes A Breath as their inaugural pick, and this month, the chosen novel is Brit Bennett's The Mothers. The gorgeous, compelling novel was one of 2016's most acclaimed books, but if you missed it, pick a copy up now and join Bustle's Books Editor Cristina Arreola on Goodreads to talk all about it.
Bachelor Recap: Obsessed with all things Bachelor Nation? Same — so check out the latest episode of Bustle's Bachelor-themed podcast, "Will You Accept This Podcast?", and hear our editor's thoughts on Nick, Corinne, and more.
Kimye + Kids' Fashion
It was only a matter of time. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are creating a kids' clothing line, and while the release date is unknown, the sneak peeks of the items available are adorable. Now the kids in your life can look like mini-North Wests — what's not to love?
Pro Tip: If you buy a cup of coffee at Krispy Kreme this month, you get free doughnuts. You're welcome.
Today's WTF Moment: It turns out that despite what many might believe, Super Bowl babies probably aren't a thing, at least as a big trend. Whomp, whomp.
What to Watch: Tune in to BET at 10 p.m. for the premiere of The Quad, a new series following the students and president of a historically Black college. This drama already looks like must-see TV.