But the musical couple have been dating for a couple of years, at least since 2008, when rumors of their union began to swirl — and recently whispers about the two ratcheted up when photos of Keys with what appeared to be a baby bump appeared online.
Here's a timeline of the couple's relationship: » In 2008, music-industry insiders began buzzing about a pairing between Swizz — then married to R&B chanteuse Mashonda — and Keys, but the speculation turned public when gossip blog The published a post detailing their union, citing a source close to the singer.
and has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide.
Alicia Keys was born on 25 January 1981, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She is the only child of Teresa Augello, a paralegal and part-time actress, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant.
For months now, Swizz has been trying to keep his thing with Alicia on the down-low. Swizz didn’t want to talk about Keys till now because, he says, “What we have is so precious.” He also felt it would aggravate Mashonda, who’s also a singer. “When he told Mashonda he was dating Alicia, I think she got jealous,” says a friend of the couple.
But he doesn’t leave much doubt about who owns his heart on Drake’s new “Best I Ever Had” remix. Having filed for divorce in February, Mashonda is seeking interim support for their 2-year-old son, Kasseem Jr., arguing that Swizz has slashed his payments.“He’s been tightening the screws on her,” says a friend of Moshanda. Meanwhile, she’s seen the charges for jewelry he’s bought Alicia in France.”During the winter, the heat in Mashonda’s Westchester mansion went out. But a pal of Swizz argues, “The house is 30,000 square feet. His advisers felt that was too much, so now he pays her ,500 a month, on top of the bills.“Swizz has put settlement offers on the table, but Mashonda won’t say what she needs. She drives a Bentley Flying Spur and a Cadillac Escalade.
The couple has been married for over six years now and their relationship is going very well.
Keys’ father is African-American and her mother is of Italian, Scottish and Irish descent.
Her parents separated when she was two and she was subsequently raised by her mother during her childhood days in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan.
Before her marriage, she was in a low-profile relationship with producer Kerry Brothers Jr in 2006.
She dated the famous singer Justin Timberlake in 2002.