Hip-hop supercouple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are fighting back against allegations their one-year marriage is in trouble.
The stars wed last summer (Jul10) on the French island of Corsica and Alicia Keys gave birth to their first child together, son Egypt, the following October (10).
Reports surfaced at the weekend (10-11Sep11) suggesting producer Swizz Beatz had been caught sending racy text messages to up-and-coming singer Christina Elizabeth, and editors at gossip website Bossip.com went on to publish screen shots of the alleged exchange.
But both Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have appeared to dismiss the claims on their Twitter.com blogs.
In a post online on Monday (12Sep11), the No One hitmaker writes, "Haaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! Some things are just LAUGHABLE!!!!!! Now, Let's Continue to SHINE!! Everything else is a waste of time!! Sending love!"
Swizz Beatz adds, "Wow people sure do take things far with the BS (bulls**t) Lmao (laughing my a** off)! If people put the same time into positive things the same as they do negative B.S the world would be a better place! #peopleneedhelp"
The stars also put on a united front as the rumours swirled over the weekend, stepping out together during New York Fashion Week on Saturday (10Sep11) and enjoying a family day out with little Egypt and Beatz's son Kasseem, Jr., from his first marriage to singer Mashonda.
And Alicia Keys remained positive about the future as she took to her Twitter page early on Tuesday (13Sep11) to celebrate her husband's birthday as he turned 33.
The singer wrote, "Happy Birthday to the most INCREDIBLE man I know!!!!! @therealswizzz !!! To A life of ENDLESS shining between us! ;-)"