In Summary
  • Shakira set to release her first album in seven years.
  • The Colombian star says  she put her career on hold to support Gerard Pique.
  • The former couple ended their 11-year romance in June 2022.

Shakira has recently opened up about her past relationship with longtime partner Gerard Pique

During an Apple Music interview the hips don’t lie star spoke about how residing away from Barcelona has helped her.

After they separated, Shakira and her sons moved from their home in Barcelona, Spain to Miami, US.

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Divorce and Kids

Shakira also opened up about how she talked about her separation with her kids.

“There were many lessons in that whole experience., society teaches us to conceal our feelings in front of our kids. But I think that’s a mistake, because they know better, and they perceive things in many different ways… But if you’re brave enough to talk about things, talk about it with them to understand how they’re perceiving reality as well. Open up a conversation, open up a dialogue where they can also give their opinions, and embrace their own vulnerability as well.” She added kids ‘can tell when an adult is lying to them’ and all they want is ‘the truth’.

Shakira on not being married

Shakira and Gerard Pique in 2014. Pic: Reuters

Commenting on how her life is as a single mum she admits it has not been easy  and has taken lots of adjustments since she has no husband to help her around

She whoever says a part of her feels good and motivated

“In a way, it’s kind of good not to have a husband because that…I don’t know why it was dragging me down, man… Now I feel like working. I feel like writing songs. I feel like making music. It’s a compulsive need of mine that I didn’t feel before.” narrated Shakira

Putting Career On Hold

In another recent interview with The Sunday Times  the singer, 47, opened up about life with Piqué, 37,

Shakira says she put her career on hold to support Gerard Pique

“For a long time I put my career on hold, to be next to Gerard, so he could play football,”

“There was a lot of sacrifice for love,” added the “Hips Don’t Lie” musician, who is set to release her latest album, Las Majures Ya No Lloran this month

READ Also: Shakira Honored with a Statue in Colombia

Happily Never After

Shakira and Piqué first met in 2010 on the set of the songstress’ “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” music video.

They later put all rumors about them being an item to rest by making their union public on on social media in March 2011.

In January 2013, they welcomed their first son, and their second child was born two years later in January 2015.

After 11 years together, the couple announced their separation  in a joint statement in June 2022. “We regret to confirm that we are separating,” the statement read. “We ask for privacy at this moment for the well-being of our children, who are our maximum priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding and respect.”

On March 22, Shakira will be releasing her 12th studio album Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran (Women Don’t Cry Anymore), her first album release in seven years.

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