Two sons, Milan (9) and Sasha (7), are the singer’s reason why she does not speak negatively about her ex-partner to the media. Photo: Sergio Rodríguez / Gtres Online / Profimedia Shakira next to FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué in 2019. Four months ago, the 11-year relationship between Colombian star Shakira and FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué broke up. The 45-year-old singer has been silent about the painful breakup with the father of her two sons until now, she recently revealed something in an interview with Elle magazine. Read more It’s hot around Piqué, his alleged affair with the beautiful Bar Refaeli is in the air! During the relationship with Shakira In the difficult time of separation, however, she also had to deal with other events that fell on her family. When her father came to Barcelona to support her after their breakup, he had an unpleasant accident – he fell and suffered a brain injury that required immediate surgery. At that time, Shakira had to defend herself in court for tax evasion. Read more 8 years of bass for Shakira! This is what the Spanish prosecutor’s office is asking. In the chaos that suddenly occurred in her family’s life, the singer’s biggest priority was her two sons, Milan (9) and Sasha (7), whom she tried to protect. She herself found solace in writing songs. “For me, songwriting is kind of like seeing a therapist, only cheaper,” she joked in an interview with fashion magazine Elle. It helps her come to grips with her feelings and heal. “I feel like at this point in my life, which is probably the hardest and darkest hour of my life, music brings light to the darkness.” Read more Shakira’s heartbreaking footage: Piqué starts a new life, featuring 23-year-old model Shakira it is still difficult to talk about his breakup with the famous football player, around whom new and new accusations of infidelity and affairs with various women are emerging. The singer described the media pressure as demanding. “It was hard not only for me, but also for my children. Unbelievably hard. The paparazzi are camping outside my house 24/7. And there is no place I can hide from them with my children except my own house . We can’t go to the park or get ice cream like a normal family without paparazzi following us,” she described their situation. Protecting her children is key to her. “That’s my most important job in life,” she said. And although she tries, her sons are confronted with unpleasant news at school or on the Internet. “The situation is disturbing for two children who are just trying to process the separation of their parents. Sometimes I feel like it’s all just a bad dream that I’m going to wake up from,” described 45 -year-old star. Her sons’ mental well-being is her top priority, which is one of the reasons why she doesn’t say anything bad about her ex-partner to the media. “Regardless of how it ended or how Gerard and I feel about each other as ex-partners, he’s the father of my children. For our two we have to ensure the best for the boys for their future and their own dreams in life and find a fair solution for everyone involved.” Shakira met Gerard Pique (35) thanks to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Shakira sang the song Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) for the championship. The couple met for the first time during the filming of the clip for the aforementioned song in the spring of 2010. In January 2013, the couple had a son, Milan, and a second son, Sasha, was born two years later. The family lived in Barcelona for many years, the couple never stood before the altar. “All I can say is that I gave everything I had to this relationship and my family,” she says. As a singer, she led a nomadic life, but when her older son started school, she knew that she would have to decide on the place of their permanent residence. “I put my career on hold and came to Spain to support him (Gerard Piqué) so he could play football and win his trophies. And it was a sacrifice of love.”
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