You can find Alicia Keys gracing the latest cover of Marie Claire UK, and the Girl on Fire songstress is looking as fabulous as ever. In the issue, which officially hit stands today, she dishes a bit on her relationship with Swizz Beatz, from the early days to the present.
On her first impression of Swizz:
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’s she learned from their marriage:
I think we’ve taught each other a lot,’ she says of her husband. ‘He’s taught me to live more fully and I think I’ve taught him to live more deeply.
On writing That’s When I Knew for her hubby:
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.
Check out more shots from Alicia’s spread below, and head over to Marie Claire to check out a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot.