Alicia Keys was accompanied by her husband, Swizz Beatz, in the interview for her latest VIBE cover story. During that discussion, the couple declared that they were soul mates and professed, “We want the whole world to have what we have.” How did they know they were destined for each other?
Here’s Swizz’s explanation on how the two knew they were soul mates:
“It was the craziest thing,” says Dean, leaning forward in his chair. “We had a work lunch with some people, and I get home and look in the back pocket—”
“My credit card was in his pocket,” Keys ﬁnishes the story, eyes wide. “Why was my credit card in his pocket?”
One explanation might be that he’d grabbed it by accident when they split the check, but that would be too prosaic. They saw the credit card debacle as a sign, the ﬁrst of many. Well, second, if you count the time, 14 years ago, when they ﬁrst met and Dean tried unsuccessfully to get her number from his friend. “It wasn’t our time yet,” he says with a smile.
I almost thought to suggest that VISA or Mastercard use this as the theme for a commercial, but someone would take this as a sign of credit card theft versus love at mistaken swipe. Sweet for them, though.