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All About Alicia Keys Siblings

To many, Alicia Keys is a successful artist, Grammy winner, pianist, and actress.

No doubt, she’s one of the most seasoned musicians in the United States and the world over.

Her name brings so many memories through her older tunes such as “If I Ain’t Got You”, “No One”, “You Don’t Know My Name”, and “My Boo” which she did with Usher Raymond.

Alicia Keys’ life as a singer and songwriter is a major success.

She started recording songs when she was only 12 and ever since then, her career has been going great.

What about her personal life? Does the star have any siblings?

We investigate…

Does Alicia Keys Have Siblings?

Born Alicia Augello Cook, Alicia Keys is an only child of Teresa Augello – a paralegal of Irish, Italian, and Scottish descent.

Her father, Craig Cook is African American.

When she was only two years old, Key’s father left Teresa and her never to come back again.

She remained with her mother who had to pick up an extra job as a part-time actress to make ends meet.

With her dad out of the picture, Keys pretty much grew up as the only child with her mother Teresa.

Both women have a great bond as they lived together in New York during the actresses’ formative years.

However, when Craig Cook left Alicia and Teresa, he went on to get a kid of his own.

He also became a father of a son from one of the ladies he married.

So, the answer is yes, Alicia Keys does have siblings—more precisely step-siblings from her father’s side.

Sadly, she did not get a chance to grow up with her siblings as her father had left his first family.

She occasionally met them but had no relationship with them until later.

Alicia Keys Sisters

Does Alicia Keys have a sister?

No, Alicia Keys doesn’t have sisters.

She is the only female sibling in her family – both for her mom Teresa and dad Craig Cook.

Alicia Keys Brothers

Alicia Key’s siblings are both male.

Cole Cook (born in 1991) is Craig’s Cook Cook’s son.

He is quite a famous name with over 85K followers on the Gram.

He is also quite close with the songwriter.

He is a contributor to her music videos and sometimes works on projects with Key’s husband, Swizz Beatz.

Keys describes her relationship with her brother as an “easy friendship”.

 She says that she’s super grateful to have met her brother. This is what she had to say in a recent Instagram post.

“I would never know the love between a brother and a sister if I didn’t have a brother.”

The songwriter often praises Cole Cook on her social media accounts.

Just recently, Cole was a participant in ‘Claim to Fame”. Sadly, his identity was guessed by Carson which means he was sent home.  

When Cole was eliminated, Alicia Keys sent him a special video that revealed her love for her brother.

Speaking to Hollywood Life, Craig Cook says that Keys is his best friend.

Although they didn’t see each other much, the two have spent enough time and now love each other very much.

“Growing up, we used to meet once or twice a year. It was great every time. Alicia was always there for me, keeping tabs on me until I was old enough when she asked me to move to New York and spend more time with the family. She told me to be around my nephew and see him grow up. I spent a decade around them and as such made memories and created great bonds. Since then, it’s been a fun ride and a loving journey between us. She’s truly my best friend.”

Besides Cole, Alicia Keys also has a stepbrother named Clay Branch.

Clay is the son of Marsha Cook and Milton Branch.

He is Key’s brother as his mom Marsha was once married to Craig Cook.

Marsha came into the marriage with a son from a previous marriage to Milton Branch.

Wrap Up

Beautiful, talented, successful, and selfless, Alicia Keys is a true icon.

Despite her dad walking out on her when she was a toddler, she’s grown up to be resilient, strong, and focused.

She may not have had siblings growing up but now she has two brothers that share a deep bond with her.

Nikita Waruguru

Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.

Nikita Waruguru
Nikita Waruguruhttp://kenyalogue.com
Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.
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