Alicia Keys spending time with Swizz Beatz and kids amid the pandemic: 'He always keeps us laughing'

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Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photographed by Larry Busacca
Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photographed by Larry Busacca
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The singer and Swizz Beatz have been spending more time together than ever during the global health crisis but have made sure to try and spend some time apart, too, so that they don’t get sick of each other.

“So much of our life is spent travelling. Obviously, we’re literally seeing each other every day. We looked at each other the other day and were like, ‘So this is what it’s really like to be married.’ It was really funny. But you know what? We’re really good,” she says, speaking to People magazine.

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“I think one of the things we’re really good at is giving each other the space we need. That’s not a hard thing for us. And even just being intuitive about what each other needs is also something that comes really fluid for us. We’ll always check in, and we’re always making sure we’re good,” she adds. The ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ hit-maker – who has sons Egypt (10) and Genesis (six) with Swizz – also explained that having her own space and spending time with her family has been a nice balance for them.

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“It’s a nice balance. You’re creating and being in your space and then also the togetherness. It’s been wonderful. A lot more family dinners. I really like to make Sundays the time that we can all be together and do things that’s not digitally attached. So we play a lot of board games, we’ll watch movies together, we’ll do bike rides and stuff like that. And, he’s definitely a real prankster and a jokester. He always keeps us laughing,” she adds.

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