He even cried on a news station when he recited a poem that he wrote for her which was used in the "I Miss You" tribute video that Missy did for her.
; January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress, and model.
I believe they were married way before the early 2000s.
DMX and Aaliyah became friends, the only reason people made the assumption they were dating was because of the chemistry they were able to create in the "Back In One Piece" video.
But they remained good friends from that point on until her death, and he was pretty torn up during the news of her death spreading around.
DMX was already married to a woman [who appeared on an episode of Gotti's way as Irv Gotti's wife's friend] and he has been married to her for years.
She released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in July 2001.