From Bossip: Now that Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have appeared in public as an official couple, his wife Mashonda has decided to give her two cents:
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.
As for Swizz’s recently released interview with DJ Enuff, where the producer claims he was unhappy with his wife for years, Mashonda had this to say:
“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!”
“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.
While Mashonda still seems hurt by the affair and Alicia and Swizz’s complete disregard for her feelings, she seems to be dealing with the divorce very maturely. She ended her conversation with this:
“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.”
She also made sure to send over a few photos from her pregnancy “so you can get an idea of how happy we were, since he claims unhappiness for the past 10 years…”