Though Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have been happily married for two years now, critics still slam them for how their relationship began. Many berate Alicia for dating Swizz while he was still legally married to Mashonda, the mother of his son Kaseem David Dean. Mashonda even wrote a letter detailing Alicia’s role in the dissolution of her marriage.
Alicia is finally speaking out to Jet Magazine about claims that she’s a homewrecker:
“[They] were apart for some time before we ever got together…that doesn’t matter to those who take pleasure in trying to knock others down…there’s no need to fight what’s not true…”
There are two sides to every story, and the truth. We may never know the exact timing of Mashonda and Swizz’s divorce and the start of his relationship with Alicia but as long as they can coexist peacefully for the sake of his children, that’s all that matters.