“It’s Still Going Through”
Shakira breaks her silence after the breakup
For years, they were thought of as a dream couple, but in the summer, Shakira and Gerard Piqué announced their marriage. Now the 45-year-old man is speaking for the first time about the breakup, which still seems like a “bad dream”. The situation is “incredibly difficult” for their children as well.
It’s been almost four months since Shakira and Gerard Piqué went public with their split. Now the singer broke her silence and spoke for the first time about the relationship to the fashion magazine “Elle”. It’s hard for her to talk about it in person, “especially because I’m still going through it and because I’m in the public eye and because our breakup isn’t like a normal breakup,” the 45-year-old explains.
It was “difficult” and “incredibly difficult” not only for her but also for her two children. Paparazzi were constantly camped outside her house. The family can’t even eat ice cream or go for a walk at the moment, “without the paparazzi following us”. She tried to “hide” the situation from her children, but they would learn things from friends at school or encounter “unpleasant news online”.
The disappointment is still deep for her and her two sons, Sasha and Milan, because she considered the relationship with Piqué to be something “sacred and special”. “Sometimes I feel like it’s all just a bad dream and that I’ll wake up one day. But no, it’s reality,” Shakira said.
The “darkest hour” of her life
She describes the current situation as the “darkest hour” of her life, also because her father was in the intensive care unit after a serious fall. In addition, the singer is currently dealing with accusations of tax evasion. But he wants to handle it and be a role model for his children. As for the possible custody battle of the two sons, Shakira says she and her ex-partner are “figuring out what’s best for their future” and hopes to do so privately.
Looking back, Shakira can now say, “I gave everything I had to this relationship and my family.” At the time, she put her career on hold and moved to Spain to support her partner “so he could play football and win titles”. It was a “victim of love”.
Shakira and Piqué announced their split in a statement in early June. The two met while filming the music video for their song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The two got together a little later and were considered one of the power couples in the world of sports for many years and entertainment. Their first son, Milan, was born in early 2013, and their second son, Sasha, followed in early 2015.