Good news for those of you wondering whether or not Alicia Keys broke up Swizz Beatz and Mashonda’s marriage. Not surprisingly, the multi-Grammy Award winning artist denies years-old reports that she didn’t steal Swizz Beatz away from his wife. In another not-to-surprising move, Mashonda disagrees and points to the fact that she and her husband were not separated when he began an affair with Ms. Keys.
With both women having children with Swizz Beatz and therefore having to deal with one another, the real question is why the Humanitarian decided to address the issue now and risk straining the already fragile situation.
Keys told Jet magazine about the relationship, “…[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…”
Mashonda gave her reaction to Keys’ claim about the state of her marriage saying, “Not much surprises me anymore when it comes to this situation. I truly thought that everyone’s priority was the well being of the children involved. I don’t see the sense in throwing oil on a fire, it just takes us back to point A.”
Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys have been married for just two years, but Mashonda has always maintained that her former husband was cheating with Keys for quite some time during the demise of their five year marriage. Back in 2010, the former wife of Swizz Beatz penned an open letter to his now-current wife via Twitter over what she regarded as Key’s insensitive remarks about her relationship with megastar producer. She remarked, “If you are reading this Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did. You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the ending of my marriage. You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues. Issues that you helped to create.”
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