Alicia Keys dishes out about her initial dislike for her husband Swizz Beatz the first day they met while she poses for a new shoot. The ‘Fallin’ vocalist and Beatz are now one of the music world’s golden couples as they give support to each other through their careers and raising the two year old son Egypt. Dishing out to Marie Claire, the thirty two year old opens up about the couple’s long journey to romance.
‘I didn’t really like him’: Alicia Keys opens up about her initial feelings towards husband Swizz Beatz in the new issue of Marie Claire
She poses in a leopard-print gown, is married to the hip hop artist she once found ‘ostentatious’
‘Honestly, I didn’t really like him that much,’ she said, talking about when she first met the American hip hop artist while they were both teenagers.
‘I though he was ostentatious. He’ll drive the fastest, brightest car, wear the biggest jewellery, the loudest jacket; everything with him is really over the top,’ she admitted.
‘I was like, he is so annoying,’ she said, reminiscing about when she saw him drive past a restaurant in a huge white Rolls-Royce Phantom.
The couple, who have known each other since they were teenagers, finally went public with their relationship in 2010
‘I fought tooth and nail,’ she said, admitting that she originally didn’t want to work with him. ‘Finally though, we did it and we had a ball.’
‘I think we’ve taught each other a lot,’ she said. ‘He’s taught me how to live more fully and I’ve taught him how to live more deeply.’