» Later in 2008, Alicia Keys threw a surprise birthday party for the art-collecting producer (who by then was separated from his wife) at New York's Guggenheim Museum. She really loves me." » Throughout the year, Keys and Swizz (engaged in a messy divorce from Mashonda, including public spat on Twitter) were spotted together at a bevy of events, including his pre-Grammy Awards event, game three of World Series (where she performed alongside Jay-Z), and a swank Whitney Houston album preview event; the musical pair worked together to produce the Houston single "Million Dollar Bill." » This year, the duo have been frequently photographed together, both domestically and abroad; pics of Keys performing across the Atlantic caused a stir online as the singer's loose-fitting clothing led many to believe she was hiding a baby bump.Although they wouldn't appear in public together until the following year, the shindig solidified that the two were an item. » On Thursday, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed that they were engaged and are expecting their first child together.Well, it looks like the smoke has finally cleared and Mashonda is ready to place nice.The thirsty paparazzi were on hand during a recent family vacation to St.July 2010 - Present It was first reported in May of 2009 that Alicia Keys and rapper / producer Swizz Beats were dating, but the couple kept it pretty quiet.Then on July 31, 2010 the couple exchanged vows in front of their close family and friends aboard a 260-foot yacht in the Mediterranean Sea.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.
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.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats announced late Thursday evening that they're engaged, and that the Grammy-winning singer is expecting the couple's first child together.
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.
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For over 3 years, Alicia Keys has been branded a homewrecker ever since she first started dating her now-husband Swizz Beatz.