Singer Alicia Keys, 34, and her husband, hip-hop artist and producer Swizz Beatz, 36, introduced their second son, Genesis Ali, now 10 weeks, in a Feb. 27 Instagram post. The photo also features the couple’s son Egypt Daoud, 4, and Kasheem Dean Jr., one of Beatz’s children from a previous relationship. • The Talk cohost Sara Gilbert, 40, and her wife, musician Linda Perry, 49, welcomed son Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry on Feb. 28. Gilbert also has two children from her previous marriage. • Rapper and Furious 7 star Ludacris, 37, and wife Eudoxie Mbouguiyengue, 35, are expecting their first child together, she revealed in a March 1 Instagram shot (which the dad of two re-posted). The couple got married last December.
ON THE MEND
Singer Demi Lovato, 22, returned home after a Feb. 25 ER visit, where she was treated for breathing trouble. Lovato is “feeling much better,” her rep said. • 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan, 43, was rushed to a Washington, D.C.-area hospital on Feb. 25 after suffering from internal bleeding and diverticulitis (an inflam-mation or infection of the digestive tract).
The masked, English-speaking ISIS executioner known as Jihadi John – who has appeared in the organization’s beheading videos – was identified as Mohammed Emwazi, 26, of London, by The Washington Post and the BBC on Feb. 26. • John Russo, the photographer behind the supposedly unretouched image of 49-year-old supermodel Cindy Crawford that went viral last month, told ABC News that the “fraudulent” photo was “stolen or unlawfully accessed and then altered.” The original was shot for Marie Claire’s Mexico and Latin America editions.
Former New York Knicks star Anthony Mason died on Feb. 28, three weeks after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He was 48. • Former America’s Next Top Model contestant Mirjana Puhar, 19, was found dead on Feb. 24, along with two others, in Charlotte, N.C. Police have charged an acquaintance, Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, with the killings. • On Feb. 25 Los Plebes del Rancho singer Ariel Camacho, 22, died in a car accident on a highway near Sinaloa, Mexico.
Dad of Quadruplets Carries On
“I wish Erica could be here with us now,” Carlos Morales – whose wife died in childbirth – tells PEOPLE
Nothing will bring back Carlos Morales’s wife – who tragically died following childbirth on Jan. 16 – but he says that a recent outpouring of support is making life just a little bit easier. Morales, 29, who works in manufacturing, lost his wife, Erica, 36, just hours after she gave birth to the couple’s quadruplets when she went into hypovolemic shock, an emergency condition caused by severe blood loss. Morales exclusively shared his story with PEOPLE.com in a Feb. 28 article – and as of March 2 an additional $90,000 had been donated to his GoFundMe page (gofundme.com/kbkpag) to help with the steep cost of raising his four children. When he looks at the donations, Morales says, he is in “absolute awe that so many people are this kind.” At press time two of his babies, son Carlos Jr. and daughter Tracey, were home with him in Phoenix, while his two other daughters, Paisley and Erica (named in honor of his late wife), were expected to leave the hospital any day. They were born at seven months but continue to get stronger every day. “I will do everything in my power to give my children the best life possible,” Morales, who is preparing his home for his four babies, tells PEOPLE. “Strangers are even reaching out, letting me know they’re here for me. It makes me feel better.”
Meet the Real-Life Cinderella!
Eirian Davies went from farmhand to millionaire
It’s no glass slipper. But Eirian Davies, 45 – nicknamed the Cowshed Cinderella in the press – got something even better on Feb. 26, when she was awarded more than $2 million for her share of her family’s business. As a girl, Davies says, she was told to stay at home to do chores on her parents’ farm in South Wales while her two sisters attended Young Farmers’ Club dances. She says her parents promised that one day she’d inherit the farm, but then they initiated eviction proceedings. According to The Times in the U.K., Davies told the High Court in Cardiff, “They always told me that the farm would be left to me. Even on my birthday … they would say, ‘You’ll have the damn lot one day.’ ” With $2 million in the bank, now this Cinderella can buy her own ball gown.
Why I Care
PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT GIVING BACK
The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star helps survivors of sexual abuse
When I first did research for my role [as Detective Olivia Benson] on SVU, I couldn’t believe the statistics of abuse – and letters from viewers disclosing their own stories. I wanted to do more to help survivors heal and reclaim their lives, so I started the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2004. Since then we’ve served more than 13,000 sexual- and domestic-abuse survivors and the professionals who help them, and changed lives through education and awareness. But if I had to pick one thing I’m most proud of? We’re at the forefront of the movement to test the hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits sitting in crime labs and storage facilities across the country. I am also proud that we’re involved with the No More initiative – including a PSA I directed involving more than 40 celebrities and public figures. The one thing that we can do is talk [about domestic and sexual assault]. Normalize the conversation, because it’s easier to join the conversation than it is to start one. A society that is silent about these issues creates the ideal circumstances for perpetrators to commit crimes.
For more information, go to joyfulheart foundation.org