Despite all of the rumors floating around about Swizz and Alicia initial meeting, Alicia Keys says she and Swizz Beatz have know each other since they were teenagers…
Read more after the jump

Alicia revealed in a recent interview,

“My husband and I knew each other for years. We were both in the same industry. We first met when we were something like 16 – a high-school friend of his ended up being managed by the same people as me. He and I used to hang out and say things like, ‘Maybe we’ll work together one day.’ It’s cute that we knew each other when we were 16 but it was not an instant connection. It was a very slow burn, but it does still burn and it’s beautiful.”