Shakira, famous singerbroke the silence about her breakup with soccer player Gerard Piqué. The Colombian women He told for the first time how he feels after his separation and the controversy that has been armed around the subject. Said this is one of the times darkest of his life. Did he talk about infidelity?
It was in an exclusive interview with she, where Shakira revealed how she is after breaking up with Gerard Piqué, with whom she had an affair that gave two little ones fruit.
When questioned about her separation from Piqué, the famous made it known that it is still difficult to talk about the subject, since it is still “in the public eye” and because their separation “is not normal”.
“It has been difficult not only for me, but also for my children. Incredibly difficult. I have paparazzi camping out in front of my house, 24/7. And there is no place where I can hide from them with my children, except in my own house. You know, we can’t take a walk in the park like a normal family or go for ice cream or do any activity without the photographers following us. So it’s hard,” he mentioned.
She also commented that although she has tried to hide the situation from her children, it is difficult, because at school the children talk about it:
“And I have tried to hide the situation in front of my children. I try to protect them, because that is my priority in life. But then at school, they hear things from their friends or come across unpleasant news on the internet, and it just gets to them, you know?
I try to hide the situation from them as much as I can. It’s really upsetting for two kids who are trying to process their parents’ separation,” he told ELLE.
On the other hand, Shakira clarified that although sometimes she wants to think that she is in a bad dream, she realizes that the disappointment that the media has given her is real. “vulgarized” the sacred relationship that she thought “she had with the father of her children”:
“Sometimes I 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 is also real is the disappointment of seeing how something as sacred and as special as I thought the relationship I had with the father of my children has been vulgarized and cheapened by the media. And all of this while my dad has been in the ICU and I have been fighting on different fronts,” she added.
In this sense, Colombian cataloged this stage as perhaps the darkest of his life:
“Like I said, it’s probably the darkest stage of my life. But then I think of all those women all over the world who are going through difficulties, that they are going through a situation as bad as mine or as difficult as mine or worse”.
For this reason, Shakira launched a message to women who are going through this same process.
“For those women who, like me, believe in values like family, the great dream of having a family forever, seeing that dream broken or shattered is probably one of the most painful things you can go through. But I think women are resilient. You know? We have this resilience that is innate. And we are meant to feed and care for those who depend on us. So you ask me how do I manage this. I manage, I guess, by reminding myself that I need to be an example to my children, that I need to be what they want me to be, and what I want them to become. And I want to be there, too, for all the people who have shown me their love and support. That is my greatest strength. That is my most powerful engine right now,” she shared to ELLE.
Regarding the legal battle that he now faces with Piqué for the custody of his children, he again stressed that his children do not deserve this “circus”, since almost everything that is little talked about is true.
“Regardless of how things turned out or how Gerard and I felt as ex-partners, he is the father of my children. We have a job to do for these two amazing kids, and I have faith that we will find out what is best for their future, their own dreams in life, and what is the fair solution for everyone.”
Shakira left her career in the background
Almost to conclude on the subject, Shakira said that she put everything into her relationship and her family. While her career left her in the background, because one of the two -she or Piqué- had to sacrifice her career for the care of her children. In this case, he touched her:
“I can only say that I put everything I had into this relationship and my family.. Before When my children started school, I had a truly nomadic life: I had always lived as an artist, traveling non-stop… Even during the early years of my relationship with Gerard and when I had my first child, Milan. I took him with me everywhere since he was two months old. I even remember breastfeeding him on the set of La Voz.
But once Milan started going to school, at the end of 2014, I understood that my travels and that nomadic existence had to take a backseat, that my career had to take a backseat… Gerard, as a footballer, wanted to play football and win titles, and I had to support him. I mean, one of the two had to make a sacrifice, right? Either he left his contract with Barcelona and moved to the United States with me, where my career is, or I would have to do it in his place.
I put my career in the background and I came to Spain, to support him so that he could play football and win titles. Y it was an act of love. Thanks to that, my children were able to have a mother present, and I have that incredible bond with them that is unbreakable and that sustains us. You know, that’s it… This is all I can say”, she concluded for ELLE.