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Alicia Keys Speaks To Glamour Magazine About Marriage and Parenthood

Alicia Keys was photographed out with a friend yesterday taking her son Egypt Dean for a walk in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood.

This month the singer graces the cover of Glamour along with actresses Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore.  She spoke to the magazine about her marriage to producer Swizz Beatz and being a mom to her son Egypt.

When asked what makes her giddy? Alicia responded – her little man!

Yeah, my son, Egypt, makes me super giddy, especially when he laughs. His laugh makes me laugh like a maniac!

On what kind of man she wants him to be:

I do think about it a lot. He’s going to be a man in this world. It’s a beautiful blessing that I get to help raise a man. And I want to show him as much as possible.

On how she decided on her son’s name during a life changing trip to Egypt:

Definitely. It was a time of transition. There were certain people [I was working with] who weren’t right. I had friends who weren’t right anymore. I was tired and I had overworked myself and burnt myself out. So I went to Egypt by myself. When I saw what was built there, it made me understand how powerful we are, that we can create anything. And I felt like I needed to create things that were timeless too.

On her relationship with her husband:

It’s beautiful because rarely, I think, do you find a relationship where you can experience things equally. In fact, I think that’s my favorite word and the most important word when it comes to relationships: equality. And that’s what we’ve been able to find. We encourage each other equally. We’re excited for each other.

On her hopes for her family:

We’re such a bonded happy family, and I hope that we’ll always be able to be that. For me, the most important thing is that we always take the time to understand each other and grow together. We’re all going to change. Otherwise, it’s boring. Who wants to stay the damn same all their life?

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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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