Alicia Keys has given birth to her second child with husband Swizz Beatz. Welcoming her son into the world on December 27, she quickly announced the name as Genesis Ali Dean. He weighed just 6lbs. and 5oz. at the time of his birth and was born in the early hours of the morning.
The two welcomed their first son four years ago, just three months after their marriage in July 2010. They named their first son Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean, who is now an excited big brother.
While it is the second child for Keys, it is the fifth child for R&B singer Swizz Beatz. He has one son called Prince Nasir Dean from his previous relationship with Nicole Levy, and he is now 13-years-old. The other two children are not well-known. He also has a daughter from a previously relationship with a Russian singer, who is around six years old according to New York Daily News and is called Nicole. The second is a son called Kaseem Dean Jr. who is seven years old and with his ex-wife Mashonda. The two split up about four years ago, shortly before his marriage to the Girl Is on Fire singer.
Keys shared the announcement of the birth on Instagram, and in an imaginative and unique way. Rather than just sharing a quick update, she took a photo of her new son’s footprints. Those, with the name, time of and weight at birth were shared with all, with a simple caption showing how happy the family is. Her husband shared something similar on his own Instagram profile at the same time.
Giving birth to her second child was not the only thing that Keys has announced on Instagram. She used it to announce her pregnancy earlier in the year. While wishing her husband a “happy fourth wedding anniversary” on the social media site, she shared the news that they were expecting their second child.
It is unclear whether the couple found out the gender before the birth. At the time of their marriage in 2010, they had not found out the gender of their first baby. They were simply looking forward to become parents and welcoming their first child together into the world. Swizz Beatz, whose real name is Kaseem Dean, could not help but share how blessed his son would be, due to Keys’ clear skills as a parent-to-be.
Dean recently shared with People magazine that he loves his children dearly. He feels like he has a bigger purpose in life, and enjoys giving back to them. He was looking forward to the birth of his fifth child, whether it was a boy or a girl.
The New York singer also shared just how much parenthood has changed her. She told People that she was more connected to herself and open. She has also become a better person creatively. The role is one that she loves to play, and found parenthood extremely easy.
Keys told People that her elder son was certainly looking forward to being a big brother. He was looking forward mainly to not being the youngest in the family anymore, and would regularly kiss the growing bump. He is extremely excited that Keys has now given birth to her second child.
By Alexandria Ingham
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