Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Expecting Second Child

07/31/2014 at 07:45 AM ET

Surprise! Alicia Keys is getting ready for baby No. 2.

The “Girl on Fire” singer, 33, made the announcement with an adorable photo on Instagram, posing in a flowing white dress next to husband Swizz Beatz and showing off quite the baby bump — and also noting that Thursday happens to be the couple’s wedding anniversary.

“Happy anniversary to the love of my life,” Keys wrote. “And to make it even sweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many many more years of the best parts of life!”

Alicia Keys Pregnant Expecting Second Child Swizz Beatz
Courtesy Alicia Keys

Swizz Beatz (real name: Kasseem Dean), 35, posted another photo from the same shoot, and wrote: “Love is life & life is love and we’re so excited for another GIFT from up above Happy Anniversary my Goddess 4 years of greatness & cheers to 100 plus more inshallah.”

The couple married in 2010 and welcomed son Egypt Daoud Dean, now 3Β½, in October of that year. Dean is also father to three other children from previous relationships.

In 2012, Keys reflected on the eye-opening experience of motherhood.

“Being a parent has made me more open, more connected to myself, more happy and more creative,” she said. “I’m more discerning in what I do and how I do it. It’s just made me a better person all the way around.”

She added: “What’s been surprisingly easy is just how natural parenthood feels. I feel great about how easily I’ve fallen into the role. I love it!”

Before announcing her pregnancy, Keys told PEOPLE that having Egypt also inspired her to switch up her style, chopping off her long locks.

“You just feel empowered,” she said. “You find there’s this whole empowered side to you and you’ll be like, ‘I’ll do whatever. Anything I want! I’ll do it!”

— Tim Nudd, with reporting by Brittany TalaricoΒ 

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Burgh Girl on

She looks beautiful.

Liza on

Hey I’m another Burgh girl!! I also wanted to comment on how beautiful they both look. Love looks great on people. I wish them the best.


I love Alicia’s music I think she is an amazing singer and beautiful beautiful woman, but was the photoshop necessary in this picture??? seriously, it doesn’t even look real…on the other Congrats to the future parents of 2 πŸ™‚

me on

Congrats to them πŸ™‚
Beautiful photos, casual and happy.

angie on

She looks stunning in these shots. Good for them!!! They’re little boy is soooo cute!!

Magic Wand on

Beautiful photos, you can feel the love. Congrats.

Heather on

Congrats to them! As someone who works in Photoshop every day I don’t see anything there that was overly processed. The photographer just used good lighting.

Lila on

Wow!! These two are so gorgeous! Congratulations on the new baby and a happy and healthy love!!!

John on

Where are the three (!) other children he has from “previous relationships.?” He’s not a good bet to deliver on the 100 more years he promised.

Mom Of Twinz on

Congratulations to them!! @Joann, what in this picture leads you to believe it was photoshopped? Just wondering?

Guest on

They really do emote a lot of love…beautiful pictures! On a side note: Alicia’s braided looks are always my favorite on her πŸ™‚

Zahara on

I love this couple. I think there were some whispers about how and when the relationship started, but they seem to have kept it classy. I am surprised to learn about the three children from other relationshipS (noting the PLURAL), but I trust that Mr. Dean is doing right by all his children. Let’s just make sure this relationship is the LAST because Alicia is my girl. Mr. Dean, do right by her!

Lulu on

Alicia looks like a goddess in these photos. This guy lucked out, methinks.

Tess on

Beautiful pictures and congrats to the family, but “breaking news?” really People?

@Tess on

What were you expecting. You’re on a celebrity news site.

Amanda on

For some reason I feel like she is the most beautiful pregnant woman I’ve ever seen, her wedding photo while she was pregnant is STUNNING! Best wishes to their family!

emma on

I used to like her, now, not so much. But I will definitely agree on one thing, she really does look absolutely stunning!!! Very elegant

Tina on


jane on

They are a beautiful couple and I hope they have nothing but happiness, but 4 kids plus 1 on the way with 4!! different women makes me wonder how long it will last. She could do better.

erica2 on

These photos brought a tear to my eyes (might be the pregnancy hormones lol) the LOVE and HAPPINESS powerfully exudes from the pictures. Alicia could not be more beautiful and Swizz could not be more smitten. I hope they have a baby girl. Their son Egypt is so handsome. I wish Alicia the best of luck with the remainder of her pregnancy. Seeing them so happy make me so excited to meet my first baby in less than 7 weeks πŸ™‚

Tajma on

She looks gorgeous and congratulations to them.

Lilyflower on

They look beautiful together. Congrats on the new baby!

Mary on

She started sleeping with him when he was married with someone else. As much as I use to like her music I cannot support her since she was a home wrecker and a mistress.

lox on

Joy looks good on everyone.

lisa on

congrats! beautiful pictures πŸ™‚



yahoo on

Wow, so he has five children. Is Alicia helping him to support his other three and the wife he left her for?

lmack69 on

she’s without a doubt a lesbian. At the very least, she goes both ways.

dd on

those photos are beautiful, especially the top one…congrats on baby!

Darcie on

So happy for her…who says we as women can’t have it all!

charlotte on

She is so lovely. Congrats to her and her husband on the addition to their family and on 4 great years of marriage. God bless them.

fanofboarwalkempire on

What a beautiful photograph. they look just great. I am very happy that there is a new addition coming to the family. congratulations to the happy family.

shawna lee on

Shes THAT far along and we’re just now hearing about it?! Way to keep a low-profile you two! Congrats!

lola on

If she were my daughter, I have to say I wouldn’t be very proud. The way their relationship began. Karma is on her way. Get outta the way! Same thing I would tell my daughter.

Angie on

Gorgeous pictures. Congrats!

laura on

GROSS! He has too many kids already. “Gift from up above?” Uh, actually, it’s what you did “below” that created the fertilized egg, dude.

Kevin on

She ‘looks’ beautiful but all the make up in the world can’t hide the fact that she stole another woman’s husband in the most ruthless way. Whatever. She does not fool/impress me.

BeMore Momma on

He was married to his ex wife when he had an affair with a Russian woman who became pregnant with his child, that was in 2008. I doubt she had anything to do with the dissolution of his marriage. With that being said, Mary put a sock in it. Congrats to the couple πŸ™‚

Anonymous on

jane- To be fair, it’s actually four kids with THREE different women (two of whom he was/is at least married to!)! He has two kids with his ex-wife, a daughter from what appears to have been basically a one-night stand with a Russian woman, and Egypt and baby-on-the way with Alicia. Hopefully he”s grown up a bit now!

Anyway, congrats to them, and I hope they have a girl. Swizz needs another daughter. πŸ™‚

Alexis on

To Anonymous β€” Actually, you’re wrong. He only has ONE kid from his ex wife, one from the Russian, and one from his first baby’s mother, and Egypt, so yeah 4 kids with 4 moms.

kenyatta on

I see all these negative comments, but u really don’t No the whole story… He was seperated and living apart going through a divorce. When lots of money and kids are involved it could take up to years to finish a divorce. So are those two individuals suppose to not live life. I worked in a law firm and they just don’t happen so quickly. So quick judging people unless u know ALL facts…..

Anonymous on

They look great in the photo. Good for them!

sonyafun on

@Mary, You said you can’t support her because of what she is? That’s just ridiculous. For one thing you know nothing about her personal life, only what has been put out there by the ex. Somehow I just don’t think I’m up on believing an ex or internet gossip. I love Alicia. She is a beautiful lady from what I can gather through interviews and her music. I feel like she is a beautiful person inside and out. None of us are perfect and have done things we’re not so proud of. Unfortunately for Alicia everything she does or even things she is accused of doing is put on display. Regardless of what went down, she is no different than anyone else and it’s really not our business to be judging her. But, if some people, like you, intend to do just that then maybe you should check out everyone you know and make sure they’ve never done anything to disappoint you or been accused of such things.