Alicia Keys speaks out on being seen as the “homewrecker” in ESSENCE magazine!


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Alicia Keys finally opens up in the June issue of ESSENCE magazine on being seen as a “home-wrecker” that essentially broke up the marriage of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats.

In the cover story, Alicia tells Essence 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.”

For the past few years, Mashonda has been relaying her story to the public via multiple interviews, Twitter rants, and more recently on the reality show “Love & Hip Hop.” It appears that the main issue was the definition of “separated” whether it just the feeling of being separated as described by Swizz or the legality of it as expressed by Mashonda. Either way, Mashonda has maintained the fact that she and Swizz had just had a baby, were still sexually involved and no papers were served when Swizz and Alicia started dating, thus she had no clue he wanted a divorce. Swizz had responded in interviews he had no longer felt “close” or married to Mashonda in his mind and heart.

Alicia, who eventually became engaged to Swizz only one month after he and Mashonda’s divorce was final, continues with her story saying:

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.

Things are really good now,’ said Alicia who also revealed that her love with Egypt Dean (her son) 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.

For over 3 years, Alicia Keys has been branded a homewrecker ever since she first started dating her now-husband Swizz Beatz. Once news broke that Swizz was still very much married to his wife, at the time, Mashonda Tifrere, Alicia remained quiet for years about being the woman who allegedly broke up Swizz and Mashonda’s relationship – Until now.

For the full scoop, check out the upcoming article in ESSENCE magazine: As Seen on YBF