The R&B chanteuse took some time out of her schedule and stopped by the “Wendy Williams Show” yesterday (Nov. 12) to promote her new children’s book, but of course being the gossip and hot topics queen that Wendy is, she saved questions regarding the book for last. From the due date and sex of her burgeoning bundle of joy to married life and successfully maintaining a blended family Keys was an open book— somewhat.
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The Deans may have a New Years baby.
With the glow of motherhood radiating over her already naturally beautiful face, Alicia announced that the baby is due at the end of December. She also revealed to Wendy that, “They said New Years Eve. I really think it’s an adorable date but we’ll see.”
The sex of the baby is a secret.
“We know. We’re not sharing yet, but we’re super excited,” Keys laughed. The Harlem native dodged Wendy’s questions regarding the sex of the baby wittingly answering “Egypt is ready to be a big brother.”
She compares her relationship with husband, Swizz Beatz, to one of kindred spirits.
The Carters who? After four years of marriage it’s safe to say that the Deans are crazy in love, and having known each other for what feels like a forever to Keys they were truly meant to be.
Birthday competitions are big between Alicia and Swizz.
“We’ve come to start doing competitions. I don’t know how it started but we now have birthday competitions. It’s fun because I want to outdo him and he wants to outdo me,” she said. This year, Alicia surprised Swizz with a grandeur Coming to America themed birthday party.
Alicia is co-founder of the Keep a Child Alive Charity.
“It’s a big deal for me. It’s like my child. It’s like my baby. It’s one of the first things I got involved with when I was only 21,” Alicia told Wendy. The singer is also a true renaissance woman as the charity provides the medicine for children and families with AIDS that can’t afford it.
Having more kids isn’t necessarily on her radar right now.
“I’m not sure. We should probably get through this one first,” Alicia hesitantly laughed.
Alicia credits simply being an adult to her successfully blended family.
There is no secret that Alicia and Swizz’s ex-wife Mashonda have come together as two strong women for the sake of their kids and we appluad that. Alicia dished, “It’s about the kids, and so when everybody is able to be an adult, which we all are able to be, there’s actually a beautiful value about the way we can influence each other’s lives and the lives of the kids.”
Her new children’s book Blue Moon: From the Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee builds upon the important relationship between child, mother, and grandparent.
Alicia revealed, “We really modeled the relationship after myself and my grandmother.” With an absentee father for most of her life she has built very strong relationships with her mother and grandmother who have been her support system since day one.