“I’m still going through it”
Shakira breaks her silence after the breakup
9/23/2022, 12:25 PM (updated)
For years they were considered a dream couple, but in the summer Shakira and Gerard Pique announced their marriage. Now the 45-year-old speaks for the first time about the divorce, which still seems “a bad dream”. The situation is also “incredibly difficult” for their children.
It’s been nearly four months since Shakira and Gerard Pique made their split public. Now the singer has broken her silence and spoke for the first time with the fashion magazine “Elle” about the relationship. It’s hard for her to talk about it in person, “mainly because I’m still going through it and because I’m in the public eye and because our breakup is not like a normal breakup,” explains the 45-year-old.
It was “hard” and “incredibly difficult”, not only for her, but also for her two children. Around the clock paparazzi camped in front of her house. The family currently can’t even eat an ice cream or go for a walk “without paparazzi following us”. She tried to “hide” the situation from her children, but they heard things from friends at school or encountered “unpleasant news online.”
The disappointment is still great with 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 this is all just a bad dream and that one day I’ll wake up. But no, it’s real,” Shakira said.
“Darkest hour” of her life
She describes the current situation as “the darkest hour” of her life, also because her father was in intensive care after a serious fall. In addition, the singer is currently dealing with allegations of tax evasion. But she wants to make it and be a role model for her children. Regarding a possible custody battle over 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 put everything I had into this relationship and into my family.” At the time, she put her career on hold and moved to Spain to support her partner “so he can play football and win titles”. It was “a sacrifice of love”.
Shakira and Pique 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 great power couples for years. in the world of sports and entertainment. In early 2013, their first son Milan was born, the second son Sasha followed in early 2015.
(This article was first published on Thursday, September 22, 2022.)