Alicia Keys Covers Marie Claire UK, Talks Relationship With Husband Swizz Beatz: 'He is so annoying' [Photos]


We don’t really hear much from Alicia Keys about her family life. While she looks gorgeous on the cover of the latest issue of Marie Claire UK, the best part of the issue is where she opens up about her personal life and what she’s learned from her husband. Check out some excerpts below!

On Swizz Beatz being “over the top”…

‘Swizz will have the fastest car, the biggest jewellery, the loudest jacket; everything with him is really over the top. I used to see him and think, “He is so annoying”.’

On what she’s learned from Swizz Beatz…

‘I think we’ve taught each other a lot.  He’s taught me to live more fully and I think I’ve taught him to live more deeply.’

On writing songs about her husband:

‘”That’s When I Knew” is definitely an ode to my husband… Honestly I didn’t really like him that much. I thought he was too ostentatious.’

On becoming vocal about her feelings…

‘You have to speak up. To say, ‘I don’t like that, it’s not cool, don’t do that to me’, but it’s not easy, especially with people you love. I think getting older has made me evolve in a lot of ways and made me more relaxed about saying how I feel, no matter what.’

On maintaining balance…

‘I realise you have to have a balance – you can live life and have more experiences as well as working.’

On becoming a director…

‘I fell in love with directing. Because first of all I didn’t have to get up early for make-up and, second, I’m a very diplomatic individual.’

via The YBF

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