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Shakira Breaks Her Silence About Ending The Relationship With Gerard Piqué

For the first time since the news broke, Shakira has addressed her split from Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué.

After 12 years together, the Colombian pop star and Spanish soccer player, who share two sons, announced in June that they decided to parted ways.

Addressing the couple’s romantic separation for the first time in a cover interview with ELLE magazine, Shakira described 2022 as “one of the most difficult, darkest hours of my life” due to the split, her tax fraud case in Spain, and her father’s health problems, stating:

“It’s been tough, not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult.” “I try to conceal the situation from them as much as I can. It’s really upsetting for two kids who are trying to process their parents’ separation. And sometimes, I just feel like this is all a bad dream and that I’m going to wake up at some point. But no, it’s real. And what’s also real is the disappointment to see something as sacred and as special as I thought was the relationship I had with my kids’ father and see that turned into something vulgarized and cheapened by the media.” 

Insisted that much of the speculation surrounding their split is false the 45-year-old superstar singer (born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) went on to admit that breaking up a family unit is “probably one of the most painful things that you can ever go through.”

When questioned about a potential custody battle, Shakira replied, “Regardless of how things ended or how Gerard and I feel about each other as ex-partners, he is the father of my children. We have a job to do for these two incredible boys, and I have faith that we will figure out what is best for their future, their own dreams in life, and what is a fair solution for everyone involved.”

When asked if the end of her relationship came as a surprise, the songstress stated that those details were “too private to share” while “everything is so raw and new”. She insisted that she “put everything I had into this relationship and my family” and sacrificed her career and nomadic lifestyle to raise a family with the sports star in Spain, stating:

“I put my career in second gear and I came to Spain, to support him so he could play football and win titles. And it was a sacrifice of love. Thanks to that, my kids were able to have a present mom, and I have this amazing bond with them that is unbreakable and that sustains us. You know, that is it. That’s all I can say.” 

During this difficult time, her father, who came to Barcelona to support his daughter during the separation, suffered a bad fall and needed brain surgery. A week later, he fell again and “broke many bones in his face”. And concurrent with the break up, Shakira is preparing to go on trial for allegations of tax fraud, which she denies.

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Author: Al Denté

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