On June 4, Shakira and Gerard Piqué confirmed their separation, ending a sentimental story of more than a decade that made them one of the most famous couples in the world of entertainment. As a result of the relationship, both have two children aged 7 and 9, Sasha Y Milanrespectively.
There was a series of speculations about the reasons for the break that are still not entirely clear, but that, obviously, have left the family environment of the ex-partner very affected. More than three months have passed since the surprise announcement, and for the first time, the woman from Barranquilla was encouraged to testify on the subject.
In an interview with the magazine ELLE, Shakira make sure it’s in “one of the hardest and darkest hours” of her life and that there is no place where she can hide from the photographers with her children, in addition to highlighting that, for her, writing music is “like going to the psychiatrist”.
She remembers the sacrifice she made so that her ex-partner could achieve his dreams in the professional field. “I put my career in the background and I came to Spain to support him so that he could play football and win titles. And it was an act of love,” she emphasized.
“It’s really hard to talk about this, especially because it’s the first time I’ve touched on this situation in an interview… I kept quiet and just tried to process everything. It’s hard to talk about this, especially because it still affects me, and because I’m in the public eye,” he added.
After suffering the “paparazzi meddling“, the artist tried to hide the situation from her children to prevent their rights from being violated.
“There is no place where I can hide from the photographers with my children, except in my own house. We cannot take a walk in the park like a normal family or go for ice cream or do any activity without being followed,” he said. .
“I try to protect them, because that’s my number one mission in life, but then they hear things at school from their friends or they come across some unpleasant news and it just gets to them. It’s really upsetting for both of them who are trying to process the separation from her parents. Sometimes I feel like this is all a bad dream and that I’m going to wake up at some point,” she added.
Although the ex-partner has not yet resolved the custody of their two children, the Colombian said that, “regardless of how things ended”, she has faith that they will find a “fair solution for everyone”.
“We have a job to do for these two amazing children, and I have faith that we will find out what is best for their future and the fair solution for all. And I hope and would appreciate it if you would give us the space to do it in private,” he said.
Gerad Piqué and his new romance with Clara Chía Martí
When asked about Piqué’s romantic relationship with Clara Chía Martí and reports that the singer herself was possibly “shocked” by the end of their relationship, Shakira said that “the details are too private to share” at this time.
“I can only say that I put everything I had into this relationship and my family. Before my children started school I had a really nomadic life: I had always lived as an artist traveling non-stop, going to different parts of the world, touring , doing shows, promotion, building schools in Colombia and recording in different countries all over the world. Even during the first years of my relationship with Gerard and when I had my first son, Milan. I took him with me everywhere since I was two months. I even remember breastfeeding him on the set of The Voice, “he said.
On the accusations of tax fraud, Shakira She once again denied the charges, calling them “false accusations” and stating that she did not spend enough time in Spain to be considered a resident of the country.
As recalled, the singer rejected the agreement offered by the Spanish Prosecutor’s Office to avoid being tried for defrauding the Treasury of 14.5 million euros and decided to go to trial for tax fraud, since she “fully” trusts her innocence, in addition to being treated of “a matter of principle”.
“It is well known that the Spanish tax authorities often do this not only with well-known people” like her or soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar or Xabi Alonso, “but it also happens unfairly with other anonymous taxpayers,” he said.
Shakira, 45, is ready to release her first album in 5 years; Although she still reserves her name, she announced that she will have collaborations with other artists and they will be songs in Spanish and English.
“I’m very, very excited not only because of the level of work that I have right now to share with the people who are already waiting for it, but also because of how rewarding the whole process has been for me. Very therapeutic as well.”
“Everyone has their own processes or their own mechanisms to process grief, stress or anxiety. We all go through things in life. But in my case, I think that writing music is like going to a psychiatrist, only cheaper”, the interpreter joked Congratulations.
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