Alicia Keys revealed becoming a mother not only taught her to respect herself but it also made her aware of the importance of family.
In an interview with Citizens magazine, the singer who has two sons, Egypt and Genesis with her producer husband Swizz Beatz said she began to respect herself after the birth of her first son.
“I think that was the biggest change for me. I know that might sound weird, but I feel like in a lot of ways I did, “‘ she said.
“I respected my time for the first time, and I respected the value of what that meant and what I was giving up when I spent it incorrectly or when I used it correctly.”
The No One hitmaker said her relationship with Swizzbeatz who she began dating in 2008 and will be celebrating their six year anniversary was extremely important to her as she tipped “staying connected” as one critical trait for a relationship to survive.
“I think the most important thing in any relationship is presence – being present and really choosing to make the time and take the time for the people that you love.
Not letting everything else be more important, or everyone else be more important, not letting a part of your job be more important or a part of your career be more important,” Keys stated.
Alicia Keys also talked about complacency in a relationship and how it creates dust in romance. “There’s no way in the world you’re in a relationship for seven years, 10 years, and you’re going to be the same person you were at the beginning.” she disclosed.
“In fact, that would be horrible… So you’re both growing and both evolving and learning more about yourself and learning more about each other, and I think when you give each other the opportunity to continue to know each other, that really strengthens it.”
She took the words right out of my mouth, we could actually be spirit sisters. Great advice.