Alicia Keys expecting baby
Alicia Keys is pregnant.
The ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything’ singer is very “happy” to be expecting her first baby and is getting married to music producer Swizz Beatz - who she has been dating since 2008 - later this year.
A representative for the couple confirmed the happy news, saying: “They are very happy. Alicia is with the man who has inspired so much of her music and her album ‘The Element of Freedom’.”
The announcement comes after the pair - who got engaged in January - attended a Black Ball in London for the singer’s ‘Keep a Child Alive’ charity last night (27.05.10).
Alicia looked radiant as she took to the red carpet in a floor-length gown which cleverly disguised her small bump.
It is not yet known when the baby is due or whether it will be a boy or a girl.
It was only recently that the 29-year-old star admitted she was thinking about starting a family.
She said: “I absolutely am very interested in starting a family. It is one of the most beautiful experiences to have in this life and I am looking forward to it when it is my time.”
It won’t be the first child for 31-year-old Swizz - whose real name is Kasseem Dean - as he has two sons from previous relationships.
Alicia’s husband-to-be recently admitted he was completely smitten with the singer, saying: “What we have is so precious.”