Singer Shakira and Gerard Pique, a Spanish footballer, are no longer together. The pop queen has talked about the split with her longtime love for the first time, and it sounds pretty tough.
The beautiful and famous couple was in a relationship for 11 years, during which time they had two boys.
However, the couple announced their divorce in June of this year.
She said Elle magazine: “I kept quiet and just tried to process it all.” Shakira, who shares sons Milan (9) and Sasha (7) with Gerard, went on to say in the publication’s October cover story: “Um, and yes, it’s hard to talk about it, especially since I’m still going through it. “And because I’m out in the open and because our divorce isn’t like a regular divorce. And so it was hard not only for me, but also for my children. Unbelievably difficult.”
However, she does everything she can to keep her children away from the divorce and the media spotlight. But even months later, processing the split is still difficult.
“I’ve got paparazzi camping outside, in front of my house, 24/7. And there’s no place I can hide from them with my kids, except in my own house. You know, we can’t take a walk in the Park if an ordinary family or go eat an ice cream or do an activity without the paparazzi following us. So it’s hard,” Shakira added.
The global pop diva had paved the way in the music industry with her signature blend of Latin pop music and Arabic dance moves, delighting millions of her admirers around the world and sparking a boom in Latin music.