Swizz Beatz relationship with Alicia Keys has become so public that a lot of people have forgotten that he is actually still married to singer Mashonda.
Both Swizzy and Mashonda have gone to the media in recent days to give their sides of what has become an ugly story
In an interview with Bossip Mashonda had this to say:
“Unfortunately, my divorce is not final, the paperwork hasn’t been signed by the judge, and so therefore, we are still legally married. Not that I’m proud of that, (this process has been hell on earth) but divorces take time.
Our marriage and our family was never respected, nor has been a concern to the parties involved. Both of them have been extremely determine to disregard the fact that I am a human being with feelings, a mother, and the woman whom was there when this man was sick, down, and without money or fame. Amazing how people forget!”
Swizz meanwhile recently spoke to DJ Enuff and accused his wife of engaging in “foolery” saying the two of them have been having problems for ten years. He says his wife was gassed up by “the wrong people” who convinced her she could get a reality show by airing out their dirty laundry.
He also accused her of trying to make him choose between her and his oldest son Prince Nasir whom he has from a previous relationship.
Mashonda’s reponse to this?
“I recently saw a video of his, his words completely took me by surprise. It was an awful demonstration of lies and tales. All in the name of “saving face… I believe the two of them are meant for each other. Only a certain type of woman would sleep with a married man, and only a certain type of man would abandon his family for another woman. I guess they are “equals.” Those were his words on that video.
The past 12 years of my life with this man has been a complete learning experience and I’m proud to say that I am a better woman today, because of it…Fortunately, I’m able to walk away with a prize or two. My self esteem and my son. My focus is my son, coupled with figuring out a way to make this all make sense to him at the end of the day, so that he can be a great man.
I seriously hope people can learn a thing or two from all of this. Its a disease to family growth and human behavior. ”
Something tells me this saga is far from over. Hopefully they can both move on with their lives and find happiness. Although it seems like that will be harder for Mashonda to do than Swizz.
Check out Swizz’s full interview with DJ Enuff below.