Newlyweds Alicia Keys, 29,and husband Swizz Beatz, 32, are now the proud parents of their first childtogether, a baby boy, a spokesperson for Keys confirmed to usmagazine.comFriday. The child, Egypt Daoud Dean, was born Thursday night in New York.
Before making the officialannouncement, Beatz sent a blissful tweet Thursday night. "I'm so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life wowwwwww!" hewrote, seemingly out of the blue, on his Twitter page.
Singer Mary J. Blige sent theparents well wishes via Twitter.
The couple began dating in 2008 and wed in July on theMediterranean Sea.
Baby Dean is the first childfor Keys and the fourth for Beatz, who has two other sons and a daughter fromprevious relationships.
Keys told Us Weekly that sheanticipates expanding her family. "This baby is going to see everything that Ido and that we do," she said.
Beatz added that his wife hada smooth pregnancy.
Another celebrity expectantmother, Celine Dion, is annoyed by the negative publicity surrounding herpregnancy. Reports claim that Dion's unborn twin boys are due by cesarean section onOctober 22 and that the superstar has exhibited divalike behaviorat the Floridahospital where she plans to give birth.
René Angélil, Dion's husbandand manager, denied the rumors. "There is nothing scheduled. We do not have adate," Angélil told People.
"They want Celine's pregnancyto go as long as possible, at least until the first week of November," Dion'srep said, citing concerns doctor concerns. "She would never intentionallyendanger her unborn children by scheduling a birth early like this."
Dion, 42, has also beenaccused of requesting specific nurses and requiring a room for her security.
"It's false," the rep toldPeople.
Celine, your friends atYahoo! Music won't call you a diva for being concerned about protecting your children.So if you want to cherry pick your nurses and make accommodations for your Secret Service agents, then go for it.
Unfortunately, it's bad newsfor the rest of this week's headline makers. A day after T.I. helped talk asuicidal man off the ledge of a building, he was sentenced to return to jail for 11 months after getting caught with drugs last month. MileyCyrus continued to disappoint her fans' parents because of her sexually charged newvideo. And Christina Aguilera filed for divorce, calling it quits after five yearsof marriage.
But, hey, don't start feelingdepressed. There's still a weekend ahead of us. Enjoy. We'll see you next week.
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