Her new book explores the struggles they have overcome as a blended family.
Mashonda penned a book about co-parenting entitled Blended. The content serves as a "blueprint" she based on her own experience of her dissolved marriage with Swizz Beatz. She revealed how the former couple and Alica Keys have managed to work through their issues for the sake of their children during an interview on The Breakfast Club.
When Charlamagne Tha God brought up the term "homewrecker," Mashonda expressed her dislike for the expression.
"I have never used that word once. It was not a word that I felt good about. You know, we had a lot of miscommunication in the beginning but we have worked through it. When I say 'worked through it,' we have sat in tables together and discussed everything from the beginning up until where we are now and we do this often."
From her perspective, the children involved should be the focus. Her son Kasseem is the priority.
"When you have children and your children have questions and you can feel their energy changing based on the energy you're giving them [...] if you're a good parent, you know you need to make a change."
"I don't want him to grow up feeling the way I felt [...] You take all that stuff into adulthood and I didn't want that for him."
She also details the first time she met Keys. Watch the full interview below.