05/16/2011 02:53 pm ET | Updated Jul 16, 2011

Alicia Keys Refutes Homewrecker Allegations

Multi-Grammy winner Alicia Keys has been very closed-lipped regarding her personal life and relationship with husband Swizz Beatz, real name Kasseem Dean, but in the new issue of Essence magazine, the R&B diva finally opened up about why she is not a home wrecker.

“We didn't start seeing each other until months after they had separated,” Keys tells Essence. “I was aware of all the false things that were being said about me it definitely hurt.”

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