Alicia Keys has been living it up in the sun in Corsica and on Wednesday, she was pictured stepping off the boat in Corsica with her children.
The New York singer looked incredible wearing a blue crop top and matching leggings as she headed towards the beach to take part in an adventure course.
Clearly having no fear of heights, Alicia joined her children Genesis, six, and Egypt, ten, who she shares with Swiss Beatz, up on the course which was situated high up in the trees on the beach.
Chilled: Alicia Keys has been living it up in the sun in Corsica and on Wednesday, she was pictured stepping off the boat in Corsica with her children
Alicia proved herself to be every inch the cool mom as she threw herself into the activities of the day full throttle, including getting harnessed to navigate her way between the trees.
Alicia has been enjoying the chill out holiday with her husband of 11 years, Swizz, 42, in the South of France. The couple took a trip to Europe for both vacation and to mark their 11th anniversary.
On July 31, the soulful singer penned a gushing tribute to Swizz where she called him her ‘twin flame.’
She penned: ‘Soulmates, Deeper then soulmates, Twin flames, An existential earthquake, My souls mirror, All these are good but still not strong enough to describe our precious, precious love!!…
Careful as you go! She was making her way across in steady style as she held on to her son
Woo! The New York singer looked incredible wearing a blue crop top and matching leggings as she headed towards the beach to take part in an adventure course
‘Happy anniversary my love! Woooooooowwwwwwww it’s just getting better!! I celebrate, honor and deeply respect us!! Here’s to many many many many more!!!!!’
The pair first met as teenagers in the nineties but she was not into him romantically at first and her career was just taking off.
In her autobiography More Me she wrote about her thoughts on him before they began a relationship.
‘We ended up in the same circles at various awards shows and industry events. ‘He’d usually pull up in some fancy car, rolling deep with his Bronx crew and shining with diamonds. I wanted nothing to do with that scene or with Swizz.’
A helping hand: She was assisted off the boat by a nearby aide
Hold on tight! They teetered along a zip wire on the adventure course
Wah! Clearly having no fear of heights, Alicia joined her children up on the course which was situated high up in the trees on the beach
Stunner: She was in relaxed holiday mode as she prepared for the day of fun
As they continued to work together musically their bond grew stronger. ‘The more we talked the more I noticed how his mind worked. Beyond the baggy jeans and arm tats there was depth. He was so aware of what was happening around the world.’
They made plans to have a lunch date and though he arrived 20 minutes late, which irked her, she revealed ‘he lifted the mood with a steady stream of humor and fascinating conversation.’
The couple began dating in 2008 and he proposed to her in 2010. He whisked her away on a trip to Hawaii where she got pregnant with their son Egypt and they married that summer in Corsica.
Earlier this year, Alicia said she used to ‘put on an act’ to appear ‘tough and not vulnerable’ as a younger artist. The singer reflected on becoming famous in the 2000s during an interview with The Telegraph, saying she built a ‘steel wall’ to ‘protect’ her emotions.
All hands on! Alicia looked ready for a day of fun as they stepped out
Sizzling: She was showing off her taut stomach in an crop top
However the mother-of-two explained that she’s now changed her thinking and has started to embrace ‘being powerless and vulnerable’. Alicia explained that her ‘early years shaped the desire to not show any emotion, just because I felt like I needed to protect myself’.
However she’s been working on this mindset in recent years after realising that the wall isn’t helpful or healthy.
She said: ‘It took a lot of time to unpack and undo and now I feel really wonderful about being powerless and vulnerable… now I think it is kind of awesome. I always put on the act that I was super tough and not vulnerable, but that’s not even real.’
Penny for ’em? She looked deep in thought as she disembarked the boat
All on board! The group appeared to be having a lovely time together
And now she’s turned 40, Alicia even declared that she’ve never felt better or more connected to herself, saying: ‘I’m not such a pushover any more.’
The If I Ain’t Got You hitmaker also reflected on how she sometimes felt pressured into being a certain way by music execs during her career.
Alicia said she’s been trying to unpack this feeling and it was partly behind her decision to not wear makeup, which she wrote about in the Lenny letter in 2016.
Five years on from appearing on her album cover without any makeup, Alicia said she does sometimes wear product now but not because she feels like she must.
Off we go! They looked to be having a fabulous time as they teetered around
Earlier this year, Alicia said she used to ‘put on an act’ to appear ‘tough and not vulnerable’ as a younger artist. The singer reflected on becoming famous in the 2000s during an interview with The Telegraph, saying she built a ‘steel wall’ to ‘protect’ her emotions