Alicia Keys takes St. Barts vacation with family ... and husband's ex-wife

Alicia Keys Takes St. Barts Vacation with Family ... and Husband's Ex-Wife
Alicia Keys Takes St. Barts Vacation with Family ... and Husband's Ex-Wife

Alicia Keys is proving it's time for spring break - even for celebrities. "Good Morning America" says she's on vacation in St. Barts with her husband, Swizz Beatz, kiddos Egypt and Kasseem ... and, oh yeah, her husband's ex-wife.

'Grammy-winner Alicia Keys [is] seen here on vacation with her husband, music producer Swizz Beatz. But sitting right next to them on the edge of her chair: Beatz' ex-wife, R&B singer Mashonda Tifrere.'

Tifrere is also the mother of Beatz's 7-year-old son, Kasseem, who is also on vacation with the group. "Good Morning America" reminded us that this reunion is quite exceptional - especially considering all the drama beforehand. Let's rewind five years.

Tifrere wrote a scathing open letter to Keys, saying the singer had an affair with Beatz while he was still married to Tifrere. Examiner has the original letter Tifrere posted on her Twitter page, an excerpt of which reads:

'If you are reading this Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did. You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the end of my marriage.'

Rumors continued to fly after Keys and Beatz announced their engagement and Keys' pregnancy less than a month after his divorce from Tifrere was finalized in May of 2010.

Keys didn't address Tifrere's homewrecker allegations until 2011, when she told Essence magazine she hadn't started dating her husband until months after he separated from his first wife.

It looks like Keys and Tifrere have finally been able to put aside their differences, at least for the sake of their children. They all seemed to be having a pretty great time on their vacation, from the looks of Beatz' Instagram account.