Where Are They Now? The Real Hollywood Exes (And Mistresses) Of Music’s Biggest Players
Mashonda Tifrere had been dating Swizz Beatz since 1998 before they finally decided to get married in 2004. They had a son, Kasseem Dean Jr., in 2000 and she was in the midst of releasing her first album. However, things went downhill: Her album, January Joy, was only released in Japan and shelved in the U.S. If that wasn’t enough, before her sons first birthday, she found out Swizzy was cheating, something he did often in the duration of their relationship (and he had a daughter with a woman in the UK while they were together). They separated in 2008, and around that time he got involved with singer Alicia Keys, something Mashonda was very hurt by (which caused her to pen an open letter to Keys that she made public…), and the two finally divorced in 2010. Since then, she did a short stint on the show, “Love & Hip Hop” released some mixtapes, and started writing a column for VIBE. There’s no word on if and when she’ll actually get to put out another real live album.