|Filed for Divorce||02/2009||--|
Children of this Relationship
|Kasseem Dean Jr.||1/2006||11 yrs.||Male||Biological|
Relationship Information, Quotes, and Trivia
Where and/or how did Mashonda and Swizz Beatz meet?
Why did Mashonda and Swizz Beatz break up?
He had an affair with Alicia Keys in 2008 and then filed for legal separation.
Other Relationship Information about Mashonda and Swizz Beatz:
The following is a last resort letter that Mashonda penned to Swizz's girlfriend, Alicia Keys: After having a great evening with my son and enjoying some fun twit chat, I decided to sign off and get some work done. However, a few hours later I was advised that I should check aliciakeys twit page. I've never reached out to her on twitter before. I feel our issues are a lot more serious than a website conversation. Not to mention that I've reached out to her many times in the beginning of this whole thing, as any wife would do. Unfortunately, I never succeeded in getting a response. The 1st time I meet AK, my husband introduced us to each other at an event. (I have no choice but to call him my husband, until he is not anymore) In the messages that I sent to her (AK), 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. It's been two years and I still have not received a response. What I do receive, is constant displays of selfishness and disconcern to me and my son.
Letter to Alicia Keys continued: I was a fan of AK's last album, we were both signed to J Records and I always checked up on her projects. I sang her songs and admired her for creating Superwoman and Karma, I would never deny her, her talent. I believed in her until I found out she was possibly sleeping with my husband. The affair was denied by both, until it was finally admitted months later.
Letter to Alicia Keys continued: Already I can hear some of you saying "why are u blaming her, you can't make someone leave their wife, you can't break something that's broken." Well, my marriage was not broken, as far as I knew, we were celebrating our son's birth and getting ready to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary . Call it blind love, whatever. I call it being a devoted wife. As far as me blaming her and not blaming him, that's false. Me and my husband have worked out our differences. We are in a good place as people and as parents. I accept his choices and I am comfortable enough with myself to move on. I am so very blessed in many ways. My concern with AK is no longer the fact that she assisted in destroying a family but that she has the audacity to make these selfish comments about love and wanting to be with someone, even after knowing their situation. How is this the same Superwoman that I sang out loud with in my truck? I ask myself sometimes.
If you are reading this Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did. You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the ending of my marriage. You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues. Issues that you helped to create. I'm not saying everything was perfect all the time but no relationship is perfect. We made a vow to God and I believe you should have respected that, as a woman. I know you owe me or my son nothing but I just wish you would've handled things more carefully. I'm not judging you, I put you and the whole situation in the hands of God, the Higher Power. Just know that as a woman, I expected so much more from you. I never had intentions on reaching out to you this way but after reading your twits tonight, and the constant disregard, you left me no choice. I feel that after 1 and a half years of you hiding this affair and acting like it doesn't exist, that now is the time to confront it, since you talk so openly about it now
Letter to Alicia Keys continued: This is not a publicity stunt, I don't have a record coming out. I just need to close this chapter in my life and that means confronting our issues. There is a small child involved. His dad loves him to death and he wants to spend more time with him but he's afraid because he knows we don't have a relationship. This is my main concern. My son NEEDS his dad and I NEED to be comfortable with you. For him! I know many will see my point and many will not be able to look into what's real because they only want to see Alicia Keys the celebrity, not the human. This is not for the "people," this is for you. Like I said, I was left no choice but to reach out to you this way. By now, I'm sure you want to find a balance in this as well.
Letter to Alicia Keys continued: I read your tweets tonight and I felt they were very insensitive. You have no idea how much pain I was caused because of this affair. It's baffling to me that you don't understand what I might have gone through with this situation. I don't consider myself a victim anymore, I've learned a lot from this! I just ask you to try and be a bit more realistic and delicate to the situation, at least until my divorce is final. I felt me attending the party would have been a starting point for us, since you shook my hand after I offered it, but I suppose I was wrong. If it's so, that you and my husband are meant to be together, then God bless you both and I hope you never have to deal with what I did. I would not wish it on my worst enemy. If you two being together forever is the case, it's more of a reason for us to get along, because I'm not going anywhere. There's a child to be raised. To answer your tweet, choose smart over spark. Sparks burn everyone, be smart! It's simple actually, just think of the shoe being on the other foot. Stay blessed and let's work this thing out with respect and dignity.
Classic Quotes by Mashonda and Swizz Beatz about their relationship:
"I'm a say it's true [about Swizz cheating with Alicia Keys]...it's nothing to hide. It is what it is. I'm not gonna dwell on that. I'm not gonna sit here and bash these two people." Mashonda 5/2009
"I'm not trying to be a mess. We have a child together and I refuse to bash him to my son. We're cool. we're decent. I've tried to [speak to Alicia]. I was a little ignored but it's ok...she don't owe me nothing. I just wanna keep it on a nice peaceful, positive note 'cause that situation could get crazy. It was a ugly situation. A lot of people don't believe that homegirl (Alicia) could be involved in such an act." Mashonda 5/2009