Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys: Pregnancy Confirmed
Last night, representatives for Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys confirmed to the Associated Press what many have suspected for nearly a month now—the couple is expecting their first child together. Over the last few weeks rumors that the R&B chanteuse is with child had reached a fever pitch, thanks to pictures of her appearing a little thicker around the middle circulating the blogosphere (judging by the pictures it was either a baby or one too many two-piece meals). The formal announcement of their impending bundle of joy also included a confirmation of the duo’s plans to wed in a private ceremony at some point later this year.
Although this will be the first child for Keys, it’s the third for Beatz. His younger son (he has two) is with soon to be ex-wife Mashonda, who, on more than one occasion, has insinuated the relationship between Beatz and Keys started while she and the producer were still living together as husband and wife. Reportedly, the divorce between Mashonda and Beatz would’ve been official three weeks ago but Mashonda wants money for child-support and alimony payments she alleges Beatz is delinquent in paying her. Despite the drama and scandal that surrounds their now two-year relationship, Beatz and Keys are undoubtedly looking forward to this next chapter in their lives, while Mashonda is probably somewhere contemplating whether or not she should pull a Siovaughn Wade.