It’s been three months since Shakira and Spanish soccer participant Gerard Piqué confirmed their break up, and the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer opened concerning the dissolution of their relationship for the primary time.
“I really feel like on this second of my life, which might be one of the vital tough, darkest hours of my life, music has introduced mild,” Shakira stated in a brand new Elle cowl story printed on Wednesday (Sept. 21). “I’ve remained quiet and simply tried to course of all of it. Um, and yeah, it’s onerous to speak about it, particularly as a result of I’m nonetheless going by it, and since I’m within the public eye and since our separation is just not like a daily separation. And so it’s been powerful not just for me, but additionally for my youngsters. Extremely tough.”
She continued, “I’ve paparazzi tenting outdoors, in entrance of my home, 24/7. And there’s not a spot the place I can disguise from them with my youngsters, aside from my very own home. You recognize, we will’t take a stroll within the park like a daily household or go have an ice cream or do any exercise with out paparazzi following us. So it’s onerous. And I’ve tried to hide the scenario in entrance of my youngsters. I attempt to do it and to guard them, as a result of that’s my primary mission in life. However then they hear issues at school from their mates or they arrive throughout some unpleasant, disagreeable information on-line, and it simply impacts them, you recognize?”
Shakira added that she feels as if the entire thing is a “dangerous dream” she’ll ultimately get up from. “However no, it’s actual. And what’s additionally actual is the frustration to see one thing as sacred and as particular as I assumed was the connection I had with my youngsters’ father and see that was one thing vulgarized and cheapened by the media,” she advised the publication. “And all of this whereas my dad has been within the ICU and I’ve been combating on completely different fronts. Like I stated, that is most likely the darkest hour of my life. However then I take into consideration all these girls around the globe who’re going by hardship, who’re going by a scenario as dangerous as mine or as tough as mine or worse.”
She additionally shared that in 2014, after the previous couple’s first son Milan had gotten slightly older, she knew she needed to cease touring. “I knew that when he began faculty I needed to cool down, plant roots in Barcelona, and be there for him and for Gerard after which in a while for [their second son] Sasha as properly,” she defined. “As a soccer participant, he needed to play soccer and to win titles and I needed to help him. I imply, one of many two of us needed to make a sacrifice, proper? Both he would cease his contract with Barcelona and transfer to the U.S. with me, the place my profession is, or I must do this as a substitute.”
Shakira met the Barcelona defender whereas she was selling her 2010 World Cup anthem, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”