Alicia Keys and her husband learned to give each other space while isolating themselves at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 40-year-old singer and Swizz Beatz spent more time together than ever before during the global health crisis, but they also tried to spend some time apart so they wouldn’t get tired of each other.

Alicia said, “We spend so much of our life traveling. Obviously, with [the pandemic]We see each other literally every day. We looked at each other the other day and said, “So that’s really how it is to be married.” It was really funny. But, you know what? We are really good.

“I think one of the things we’re really good at is giving each other the space we need. It’s not a difficult thing for us. And even if we only know intuitively what the others need, that is very fluid for us. We will always check in and always make sure we are good. “

The hitmaker “If I don’t have you”, who has sons Egypt (10) and Genesis (6) with Swizz, also stated that having a room of your own and spending time with her family was a “good balance” spend the couple.

She added: “It’s a nice balance. You create and are in your space and then the togetherness. It was wonderful. Much more family dinners. I really like to do Sundays when we are all together and can do it. ” Things that are not digitally connected. So we play a lot of board games, watch films together, do bike tours and the like.

“And he’s definitely a real joke and prankster. He always makes us laugh. “

And Alicia said self-care was an important part of her family’s routine.

Speaking to People magazine, she said, “We talk a lot about breathing, especially my youngest one. It takes a lot of breathing. We talk about calming your breath and listening to what your body needs when you are tired or when you are “You’re frustrated. Or when you feel like you need more time alone, or when you need more time with mom to really try to verbalize it so we can work it through.”