Philanthropist, Grammy Award winner, and role model to young girls. What else is Alicia Keys going to add to her life's resume? How about dedicated mother of one who's enjoying every minute of family living. Alicia recently sat down with Ebony magazine to share her family joys, telling the media outlet that marriage to producer Swizz Beatz has made her a free woman. "Finding my soul-mate, finding the love of my life has been a freeing experience because of the way we identify [with] each other and understand each other. It’s so rare that you feel like you can be your whole self [with someone]," said Keys. "I can be my whole self, he can be his whole self. I don’t have to be half of myself, he doesn’t have to be half of himself. We can just be ourselves and so that alone [is a different feeling]. He’s actually taught me so much... He has that kind of a carefree easy-going spirit that has definitely taught me to be a little bit a little more [easy-going], which is great," the singer explained.
Keys also gushed about her little man Egypt,1, saying, "Having a baby, it’s like ‘Oh my gosh!’ It makes every -- the smallest thing amazing. Like the first time he’s discovering how to say the word ‘light.’ Like ‘light’ is the most exciting thing. (She imitates Egypt) And it’s kind of true! The light is amazing. Like, ‘Look! You turn it off and then you turn it on and it’s beautiful!’ But for (adults) things become so routine, so mundane and for him he’s discovering things for the first time so it makes me see things in a new place. So, I think all of those things together has brought me to a place that’s like just a fresh, new start. And I really like this new start."
Alicia's new album, 'Girl On Fire,' will be available for purchase on November 27, 2012.