Alicia Keys is finally breaking her silence regarding rumors that she was the cause of Swizz Beatz and Mashonda’s happy marriage being broken. Mashonda publicly implyed Alicia was a homewrecker and said that they (Mashonda and Swizz) were never broken up when the two began dating.
But Alicia tells Essence otherwise. She says that Swizz and Mashonda were “completely separated” before they started dating:
“We didn’t start seeing each other until months after they had separated,’ she said. ‘I was aware of all the false things that were being said about me it definitely hurt.”
On why she kept quiet:
I was sure that if I engaged it would become back-and-forth like some sick entertainment, which goes against everything I believe and would have made things worse.
On her life with Swizz now:
Things are really good now,’ said Alicia who also revealed that her love with Dean is ‘intoxicating and whole’. Kasseem is very present in his children’s lives. I wouldn’t be able to love him otherwise. We are doing what is best for the children,’ she added.