Alicia Keys Embraces the Moment as She Lovingly Holds Her Sons Egypt & Genesis in a Sweet Snap

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Apr 17, 2021
07:00 A.M.
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Fifteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys delighted her fans on Instagram with a sweet photo of herself sharing a sweet moment with her adorable sons, Egypt and Genesis.


Alicia Keys isn't just a woman with incomparable musical talents; she is also a doting mother to two beautiful children - 10-year-old Egypt and six-year-old Genesis Ali Dean. 

The 40-year-old classically-trained pianist, who shares the boys with record producer Swizz Beatz, recently shared a heartwarming photo of herself spending precious moments with her sons.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz attends the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


The photo showed her embracing her two boys as they dipped in a refreshing pool under picturesque skies. Keys lifted her head as Egypt hugged her on the right and Genesis on the left. 

Keys was reflective in her caption, sharing sentimental thoughts about her curly-haired boys growing up before her eyes. The "No One" singer wrote in her post:

⁣"One day they will be so big I won't be able to hold them both at the same time."


Keys and Swizz Beatz, whose real name is Kasseem Daoud Dean, welcomed Egypt in 2010 and Genesis in 2014. The massively successful couple considers their sons their greatest treasure.

Keys' touching photo and caption warmed the hearts of many fans who expressed admiration for the R&B singer's unconditional love for her children. One admirer commented, "Beautiful souls."

She was previously plagued with negative thoughts about whether or not motherhood suited her.


Besides her fans, Hollywood celebrities also expressed their love for Keys' touching message for her children, whom she described as "emotional people."

Apart from being emotional, their children are also very talented. Amid the pandemic, Genesis demonstrated his photography skills, taking Keys' photo for a magazine cover.  

His brother and their dad also snapped pictures of the multi-awarded singer for InStyle magazine, which interviewed her for its July 2020 cover story.


As Keys enjoys her time with her children, she previously reflected on how motherhood transformed her and gave her a strong feeling of clarity.

She was previously plagued with negative thoughts about whether or not motherhood suited her. But amid the doubts, she found her "north star" through her kids.

The singer said her children influence her to become a better mom each day. Becoming a mother, which is now her favorite job, has made her set her life priorities right.

While Keys loves both of her children, she previously wrote a poem for her youngest son, Genesis. The "Girl on Fire" hitmaker expressed hopes for him amid racism in America. 

She wrote the poem around the time George Floyd became the latest victim of police brutality in the US. Floyd's death sparked global outrage and intensified discussions about racism in the country.