How Did Alicia Keys Meet Swizz Beatz?

Certainly one of music’s cutest and most gifted pairs, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, have not all the time been the loved-up, carefree couple they seem as right now. The truth is, if we rewind to their early romance, it includes a little bit of scandal.

The piano-playing Grammy winner truly met Swizz Beatz — whose given identify is Kasseem Dean — when they were both teenagers, she informed Marie Claire UK in 2013. It wasn’t love at first sight, although. “Every little thing with him is basically excessive. I used to see him and assume, ‘He’s so annoying,'” she informed the journal.

And whereas her staff tried to get her to work with the producer and DJ professionally, she resisted as a result of she simply did not vibe with him. As soon as she gave in, although, it went higher than she anticipated, and she or he informed Marie Claire UK that they “had a ball” collectively.

It took a number of extra years earlier than the 2 became romantically involved, probably round 2008, however, on the time, Swizz was married to R&B singer Mashonda Tifrere, with whom he shares a toddler, Kasseem Dean Jr. The small print of his marriage and separation are fuzzy. Tifrere wrote an open letter to Keys on Twitter in 2009 claiming her marriage wasn’t as over as others could have thought.

She wrote on Twitter: “I MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT ON THE CONTRARY OF WHAT SHE MIGHT BE HEARING, I AM STILL MARRIED TO MY HUSBAND, LIVING WITH HIM AND JUST HAD A CHILD. ITS BEEN TWO YEARS AND I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED A RESPONSE.” However Keys informed Jet in 2012, “There is no must fight what’s not true,” insisting Tifrere and Swizz had already cut up.

It is laborious to say what actually went down between Keys, Tifrere, and Swizz, however Keys did throw Swizz a party in 2008 at New York’s Guggenheim Museum that he referenced in Drake’s 2009 track “Finest I Ever Had”: “She gave me a celebration on the Guggenheim . . . What’s subsequent? The ring? The infant? She actually loves me.”

And apparently the reply to that was the entire above.

The pair acquired married in 2010 in Corsica, France, whereas Keys was pregnant with their first baby. Deepak Chopra officiated the small ceremony and well-known pals, together with Queen Latifah and Bono, got here out to assist the couple. Keys gave delivery to their child boy, Egypt, simply three months later.

The couple had a second child boy, Genesis, in 2014, and the entire household is good as will be. Swizz has additionally apparently smoothed issues over with ex Tifrere, at the least to an extent, as a result of their son Kasseem appears to be like proper at residence with stepmom Keys. She even dropped the track “Blended Household” in 2016 about all of them working collectively as one huge unit.

“I am so excited so that you can hear this track. It means a lot to me and our complete household. The understanding, compassion and assist we have discovered is a strong testomony to the therapeutic that comes once we select love. Particularly for the children… a very powerful a part of our lives. Celebrating @mashondatifrere for our dedication to one another with assist and true development,” she wrote on her Instagram announcement.

Nowadays, Keys and Swizz are content material to assist one another of their work and look extremely in love whereas doing so. On Sept. 13, 2022, Keys posted a loving Instagram message to Swizz for his forty fourth birthday, writing, “Pleased born day my KING ‼️‼️‼️ @therealswizzz Probably the most unbelievable thoughts, man and soul!! I have fun your life!! I am unable to get sufficient of you!! I simply need to kiss u ceaselessly!!😍😍😍 This is to one of the best years forward of us 🎉👑🎉👑🎉✨🎉👑🎉👑🎉👑,” alongside pictures of the pair wanting completely cherished up.

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