Alicia Keys, who has already won eight Grammys, could win another one on the biggest night of the year for music. The great singer and songwriter are up for Song of the Year for “A Beautiful Noise,” and her loving family will be cheering for her all night.
Keys has talked openly about her wonderful blended family over the years. Because of this, here’s everything you need to know about her husband and their children.
Who Is Alicia Keys’ Husband?
Kasseem Daoud Dean, an American who makes records, raps, and runs a business, goes by the stage name Swizz Beatz. He is also part of the team that runs the record label. He was born on September 13, 1978, in New York City, which is in the United States.
Swizz got his start in the music business by being a DJ. Because he knew and worked with East Coast rapper DMX and because his family owns a record label called Ruff Ryders, people who work in the hip-hop industry paid attention to him. At the time, he had just turned 18 years old.
Soon after that, Beatz started bringing more musicians onto the label. He has produced a lot of singles, including the Ruff Ryders’ Anthem, Parties Up (Up in Here), and Get It on the Floor. He has also worked on Jigga My Nigga, Girl’s Best Friend, Upgrade U, Check on It, Good Times, and Ring the Alarm.
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When Did Alicia And Swizz First Met?
Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys knew the same person in high school, so they got to know each other. But when Alicia Keys was 14 and the rapper was 16, she had no interest in him.
Alicia Keys wrote about her future husband in her autobiography, More Myself. She said, “He’d usually pull up in some fancy car, rolling deep with his Bronx crew and shining with diamonds.” She also said that he wore a lot of jewelry.
But over the years, their success in the music business brought them back together. They became friends, which turned into a relationship, which led to their marriage in 2010. Keys says that Swizz is always there for her and gives her support.
In December 2021, she told E! about this and said, “He’s always encouraging what I’m thinking, and I love that there’s support. He always says that we are both our own bosses and our own people, which I think is a very powerful thing to know.
When Did Alicia And Swizz Get Married?
Dean and Alicia got married on July 31, 2010, in a private place near the Mediterranean Sea. According to reports from CBS News, the couple said their vows in front of close friends and family at their home.
At the time, the Girl on Fire singer and her partner were expecting their first child together. For her wedding, Alicia wore a beautiful asymmetrical gown by Vera Wang. Her husband Swizz wore a tuxedo with a white jacket by Tom Ford.
Know About Alicia And Swizz Kids
They have two children: Egypt Daoud, who is 11 years old, and Genesis Ali Dean, who is 7 years old. Swizz has three more kids from a previous marriage: a 21-year-old son named Prince Nasir, a 15-year-old boy named Kasseem Jr., and a 13-year-old daughter named Nicole.
Keys praised their blended family on Good Morning America, calling it “a beautiful partnership.” “Our family is one big and beautiful family.”
Since it is thought that Beatz was still married to his first wife, Mashonda Tifrere, when he started dating Beatz, many people have speculated and argued about how they first met.
In an interview with Good Morning America in 2018, Tifrere said of the meeting with Keys and Beatz, “That was a pivotal moment because we had already been doing a lot of the work as far as communicating and really consciously trying to get to a new level of respect. And I felt like, you know, “I want Alicia to be here.” And she didn’t just come to the party, she stayed until the end. That was the first time we really hung out as a family.”
Tifrere is Keys’ “life partner.” In 2018, the parents decided to take their kids to Egypt. Beatz said this about co-parenting: “The child wins, and you as a father win, and the mother wins, and the bonus mom wins, too, so then everyone wins.”