Alicia Keys is the mother of two growing boys. The singer tells E! News that her oldest son, Egypt, will celebrate his sixth birthday next month and she’s anxious to see his perception of the world develop.


“As a young person, you do what you see and you kind of pick up what’s around you,” she shares. “I know that [my kids are] picking up stuff but I don’t know exactly how aware they are.”

Although she cannot gauge how much Egypt and his younger brother Genesis are taking in, Alicia longs for them to remain simple. “I love [for] them to just be able to be innocent and just kind of start to create their world and what the world looks like for them,” the celebrity mom explains. “I hope that, eventually, they’ll start to know more and more.”

Egypt is definitely learning the beauty of a blended family. The youngster is often photographed while spending time with his siblings from the paternal side of the family tree. Alicia even commented on her positive relationship with Swizz Beatz’s ex-wife, Mashonda Tifrere, during an interview.

“It’s about the kids,” Keys shared. “When everybody is able to be an adult — which we all are able to be — and we’re able to really recognize that actually, there’s a beautiful value about the way that we can all influence each other’s lives and the lives of the kids.”

Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys have two children, Egypt and Genesis, together. Swizz Beatz has five kids in all.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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