Posted June 7, 2013 by Chelle B in Style and Fashion

Alicia Keys Covers Marie Claire UK [Photo]


Full-time mother, wife, singer, songwriter, actress, and now director and producer, Alicia Keys covers the newest issue of Marie Claire UK. The superstar shares her first thoughts of hubby Swizz Beatz, her love for traveling, and becoming a new director! Check out the full spread and highlights below.



On her first thoughts of hubby Swizz Beatz:

‘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:

‘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 a new 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.’




The July issue of Marie Claire is available on newsstands now!