[They] were apart for some time before we ever got together…that doesn't matter to those who take pleasure in trying to knock others down…there's no need to fight what's not true…I'd never met a person where I could be fully myself…Swizz and I live in each other's shadow. So we can occupy the same space and there is nothing but equality. There's something really powerful about that.
Grammy Award-winning singer, Alicia Keys opens up on her premarital relationship with Swizz Beatz. (JET Magazine)