Swizz Beatz’s Word for Marrying Alicia Keys: ‘Wow’

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

Stephanie Pistel

updated 08/23/2010 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 08/23/2010 AT 1:10 PM ET

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are in their honeymoon phase – and still basking in wedded bliss.

“Everything was just wow. It was a blessing,” Beatz, 31, tells Access Hollywood about their July 31 nuptials. “It was positive energy, and we’re still in those moments.”

The couple, who tied the knot at a private home on the Mediterranean Sea, are also expecting their first child together.

Beatz, a producer and former deejay, says his new wife doesn’t call him by his professional name – which was inspired by his obsession with K-Swiss sneakers “back in the day” – or his real name (Kaseem Dean). Instead, he’s known to her simply as “Baba.”

While they’ll soon be collaborating on parenthood together, Beatz also says he enjoys working with his Grammy-winning singer wife in the studio.

“Anybody that’s brilliant can just connect to another mind,” he says. “Our chemistry is just a simple flow.”


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