The singer Alicia Keys promotes her new children’s book “Blue Moon: From the Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee” on the Wendy Williams show. During her interview with Wendy Williams, Alicia Keys talked about her pregnancy and her relationship with husband Swizz Beats and her relationship with his ex-wife Mashonda Tifrere. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats have been together for 5 years.
Remember back in 2009, Mashonda did not always have kind words to express of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz relationship. She told the public that Alicia did not give her and Beatz the space to work on their troubled marriage. Since that statement the couple has been together 5 years, are married and are expecting their second child. Flash back to now, they have a positive relationship which Alicia is pleased with. Here is what Alicia Keys had to say about her relationship with Mashonda.
“You know what I think it really is? It’s about the kids: When everybody is able to be an adult, which we all are able to be, and we’re able to really recognize that actually, there’s a beautiful value about the way that we can all influence each other’s lives and the lives of the kids. They can really see that they have more than one woman to look to and say, ‘What can I learn here?’ ‘What can I learn there?’ and guidance and love. And it’s fatherhood and motherhood and it’s friendship. It’s really, really important and I think it’s so beautiful. It doesn’t always work but it’s totally possible. And it can work when everybody really wants to do the right thing for the children.”
Yes!!!! I say this all along. Stop wasting energy hating on your exes significant others when kids are involved and focus on fostering a positive relationship for the kids. I know it is easier said then done. But when it happens everyone benefits. If you have kids in a new relationship or both of you have kids in previous relationships, how awesome would it be for your kids to develop a bonding relationship with their step-siblings and step mothers/fathers and their step-siblings biological mother/father. Like Alicia says, everyone has some attribute that can help in the nurturing up-raising of your children. I know it cannot occur in every situation. But if two people who are equally great parents decide to drift to search for their own happiness and they are able to get pass differences (exclusive of abusive relationships) why not make it amicable?