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2010: The Year of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

The Year of Keys and Beatz

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have had a roller coaster ride of a year, from opening up about their relationship and announcing Keys' pregnancy to tying the knot in the South of France and welcoming their baby boy Egypt. Let's take a look back at this couple's eventful 2010...

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

By the end of 2009, Alicia and Swizz had stopped hiding their relationship from the press. In January the couple took their first vacation together in Hawaii and were spotted for the first time holding hands.

Brazil February 9, 2010

In February Swizz followed his lady love to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where she and Beyonce were filming the video for Bey's song "Put it in a Love Song."

It's Good to Be Out

Newly public about their relationship, Keys and Swizz were frequently photographed together on the red carpet. The who looked happy in love on March 15 they attended the Gotham Magazine annual gala in New York City.

Elements of Freedom Tour May 26, 2010

Keys didn't let romance get in the way of her work this year. The singer/songwriter was steady traveling the world on her "Elements of Freedom" tour. On May 26, after two months apart Swizz joined Keys for the British leg of her tour.

It's Official

The following day, Reps for Alicia keys confirmed that she was expecting a baby with Swizz Beatz and that they were engaged to be married. The two celebrated the news at a fundraiser for Keys' Keep a Child Alive organization in London. They look so happy to be together, don't they?

And It Don't Stop

Just because they were expecting the power couple did not slow down. Changing clothes and heading out to the after party Keep a Child Alive event.

Paris, Je T'Aime

And it's off to the romantic city of Paris for these two lovebirds who were seen squeezing each other's hands after Keys' performance at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy on May 31, 2010.

Blessings

After announcing that they were expecting, the betrothed parents flew to South Africa to attend a Zulu ceremony in Illovo to receive blessings from local elders for their unborn baby.

Lover's Stroll

Just before they whisked themselves away to the South of France for their wedding day, Swizz and Alicia were spotted looking starry eyed, strolling through New York City's Soho neighborhood -- where they live in Lenny Kravitz former loft --after dinner at Via dei Mille.

Baby on The Way

By July 24, 2010, Alicia Keys' baby bump was perfectly round. The songstress dressed her bun in the oven up in a long cotton-jersey dress to hang out with her fiance Swizz Beatz and Beatz's son Nassir Dean at the Art For Life East Hampton 11th Annual Benefit at Russell Simmons' East Hampton, New York Estate.

Picture Time

Keys and Beatz looked super happy to be by each other's side at the Art for Life Benefit. Little did we know, the two would be married a week later on July 31, 2010.

Wedding Bells

On July 31, 2010 Alicia Keys wed the love of her life Swizz Beatz in a private ceremony on the French isle of Corsica.

Honeymooners

What compliments a fabulous destination wedding in the South of France better than a honeymoon spent yachting around the Mediterranean with your sweetheart and close friends. The happy couple did just that.

Baby on Board

New wife Alicia Keys looked super cute at six months pregnant, letting her baby bump catch some rays in a gorgeous cream bikini.

Keep It Moving

Back in New York City, Alicia and Swizz were still not slowing down. The newlyweds joined fellow power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z for the Rock the Bells music festival on Governor's Islands. Keys even jammed out on stage with Lauryn Hill.

Lover's Glow

Keys was eight months pregnant on September 30 when she threw her annual Black Ball which benefits her foundation Keep a Child Alive. She and hubby Swizz are both glowing with expectation on the red carpet. Keys even rocked her baby bump on stage, performing with the legendary Sade.

Welcome to the World

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz "joyfully welcomed" their first son together, Egypt Daoude Dean, on October 15, 2010, the couples rep told ESSENCE.com. The rep said that Beatz' three other children "are ecstatic about their new brother." Weeks later, the new parents were spotted strolling the streets of NYC, sans baby.

GQ Party November 2010

After witnessing the successful birth of their son,t he couple is ready to party. Swizz Swizz brought his wife along to celebrate his story in the November issue of GQ at Kastel at Trump Soho Hotel on November 9, 2010 in NYC.

GQ bash November

After an eventful year, the newlyweds seem ready to share their love with the world in 2011.

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