Lovebirds Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are known for their public displays of affection, so it’s hard to tell that the R&B powerhouse wasn’t really feeling her future husband-to-be in the beginning.
“Honestly, I didn’t really like him that much,” she admitted in the July issue of UK Marie Claire, which she graces the cover. “I was like, he is so annoying.”
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“I though he was ostentatious. He’ll drive the fastest, brightest car, wear the biggest jewelry, the loudest jacket; everything with him is really over the top,” she said, reminiscing about when she first met the music producer when they were teenagers.
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However, the “New Day” singer said one studio session changed it all. “I fought tooth and nail,” she said. “Finally though, we did it and we had a ball.”
Today, the happily married couple not only make good music together but share a beautiful life.
“I think we’ve taught each other a lot,” she revealed. “He’s taught me how to live more fully and I’ve taught him how to live more deeply.”
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