But with pics of the two surfacing on vacay together, throwing birthday parties for each other, and cell phone kissy pics leaking, the evidence piled up. Swizz has said in interviews he had no longer felt "close" or married to Mashonda in his mind and heart.Now, Alicia tells Mashonda said the oppsite though in plenty of interviews, very public Twitter rants, and even on the reality show "Love & Hip Hop." Maybe the definition of "separated" is the issue. But still, Mashonda has maintained that she and Swizz had just had a baby and were still sexually involved and no papers were served when Swizz and Alicia started dating--she had no clue he wanted a divorce.In the June 2011 issue of ESSENCE magazine, cover girl Alicia Keys speaks out against those scandalous homewrecker accusations--years after they began.YBF first broke the news of Alicia and Swizz's relationship back in 2007, with most people not believing it as Swizz was still very much married to Mashonda.The thirsty paparazzi were on hand during a recent family vacation to St.Barths for Spring Break and they managed to snap this shot of Swizzy puckering up to his wifey Alicia while Mashonda sat Never thought we’d see this day! Nevertheless, it’s good to see that the ladies worked things out for the sake of their children, who are brothers for life after all.Check out a few more blended family photos from their trip of Alicia with her bikini bawwwdy on blast along with Swizz, Mashonda and the kids having some fun in the sun on the flip.
The news might have been a surprise to some: Keys is an R&B/pop superstar who has performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration, while Swizz (real name: Kasseem Dean) is a Ruff Ryders alumnus and a veteran hip-hop producer who's laced Jay-Z and DMX with some of their grittiest tracks.
Alicia, who became engaged to Swizz 1 month after he and Mashonda's divorce was final, continues with her side of the story saying: Meanwhile, Swizz also conceived another child with a British singer Jahna Sebastian while married to Mashonda, which he wholly admits.
On why she didn't speak on this matter until now, Ms.
Alicia married Swizz, real name Kasseem Dean, in July last year in Corsica while she was six months pregnant with his child.
Swizz, a music producer, was previously married to the No Panties R&B singer Mashonda Tifrere, 33, whom he has a son with.