It’s Been Confirmed…

Yep, now the rumors can stop. Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys are engaged and expecting their first child. Peep this info, straight from

A wedding and a baby are on the way for Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.

The musicians “are expecting a baby and are engaged to be married in a private ceremony later this year,” reps for the couple confirm to PEOPLE.

The announcement comes after the two, together since fall 2008, attended Thursday night’s Black Ball in London, which benefits Keys’s Keep a Child Alive charity.

“They’re very happy,” says a friend of the couple.

Rapper Swizz Beatz (real name: Kasseem Dean), 31, has produced music for Keys, 29, and worked with artists including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani.

It will be the first marriage for Grammy-winner Keys – and their first child together. Swizz Beatz is father to Kasseem Jr., 3, and son Prince Nasir, 9, both from previous relationships.

Swizz Beatz + Mashonda: Back to Court…

I’ll be honest- the divorce between producer, Swizz Beatz and Mashonda had me SMH with my mouth wide open at the same time. Not only did Alicia Keys become accused of being a homewrecker- but then Twitter became the place for Mashonda to voice her concerns to Miss Keys. Well, although the divorce is final, word is that Mashonda is sending Swizz back to court because he’s supposedly 334,000 late in payments. According to the article on, the breakdown in payments is this: 325,000 stacks in equitable distribution and 9,000 in alimony and child support. However, Swizz says those figures are inaccurate and that he is going “above and beyond” to provide for Mashonda and their son. He also stated that he gave Mashonda 700,000 big ones up front. DAYUMMS!

Well, they are supposed to be headed back to court over the whole matter next month…we’ll see how this pans out.