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Yesterday the web was buzzing with the rumor that Alicia Keys is with child. After giving birth to her first child, Egypt, with husband Swizz Beatz, many fans and admirers were excited that the entertainment power couple might be creating another new life. Well, Ms. Keys has laid these fantasies to rest. Our black entertainment news partner Necole Bitchie reports:
Last week, Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz sparked pregnancy rumors after attending the Keep A Child Alive 8th Annual Black Ball event in New York City. Alicia walked the red carpet in a loose fitted shirt and the couple posed with Swizz Beatz’ hands resting on what some believed to be a new ‘baby bump’. This would have been pregnancy number 2 for Alicia Keys who just celebrated the one year birthday of their first child together.
The NY Post caught up with Alicia on the red carpet of the event and she quickly shut down any rumors that she would be giving her son, Egypt another playmate in the near future
Alicia Keys went on to say that she plans to go on tour before having a second child to join her son, who just turned one. See her exact quote in response to the Alicia Keys pregnancy rumors on NecoleBitchie.com.
It must be hard balancing motherhood with superstardom. Some think it might be easier — as all the snarky press about Beyonce’s 2,000 square foot baby nursery has demonstrated. Sure, you might have the nannies and assistants to help you care for your child, but the ambition that makes a woman successful can often be at odds with the time and tenderness required on a daily basis to be a good mother.
Alicia Keys is to be commended for realizing her limits, and recognizing that now is not her time to have another child. If her career development is about to become her focus again, Keys is right to put off the second one so she can give her son the attention he deserves while focusing on herself. And going to back to touring doesn’t mean that little Egypt will be suffering from neglect.
Many in the area of child development believe that a year of dedicated, hands-on time is enough to give a child a solid emotional foundation before a woman begins to focus on herself again. In fact, day care, nannies and playmates can help a young child grow socially, after a year of intense and intimate nurturing with Mom. So the one year mark is an excellent moment for Alicia Keys to begin expressing herself fully as an artist again.
And there is nothing wrong with that. Yes, motherhood is a sacrifice. But a mother needs to retain her original strength in her identity if she is going to have the resources to mentally, spiritually, financially and emotionally nourish her child. Even though it’s a tough balance — especially for a woman at the pinnacle of her career — it’s important for a woman to pursue her goals while giving to her family. Too often in our society a successful lady is expected to choose.
Thanks Ms. Alicia Keys for demonstrating that we can in fact have it all!
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