Colombian and renowned pop star, Shakira, finally broke his long-held silence after she broke up with FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. The 45-year-old famous pop star, Shakira and Gerard Pique broke up due to irreconcilable strains in their highly-publicized relationship.
It was a double hit for the 35-year-old La Liga and Barcelona star Gerard Pique. Heading into the 2010 World Cup with the Spanish national team, Pique could be said to be the luckiest of top Spanish stars that year – he won the World Cup and also courted his future lover, who would bore him two beautiful sons after six years.
How Shakira and Gerrard Pique Met
According to Gerrard Pique, he met the Colombian pop star in Madrid in 2010 as the Spanish national team was preparing for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
After he struck an unromantic conversation with the then 33-year-old Shakira, the budding relationship later blossomed during the 2010 World Cup, with the glaring eye of the media taking a keen interest in the affair.
Gerrard’s Pique newfound love climaxed when Shakira performed at the 19th edition of the world’s most popular sports tournament.
Gerard Pique won the World Cup with the Spanish national team, and Shakira featured him in the tournament’s official sound video ‘Waka Waka.’
It was evident that the relationship between the two celebrities was growing. However, things went sour, resulting in divorce eleven years later.
Although there were rumors of Gerard Pique’s infidelity, which ended the relationship, Roberto Garcia, who reportedly dated one of Shakira’s sisters, had maintained that the duo went their separate ways due to economic disagreement.
Gerard Pique had reportedly needed financial assistance from Shakira. The request was turned down, causing a strain in their relationship, which finally led to the breakup.
Shakira finally breaks silence and admits tough times after the breakup
Shakira has finally broken her long-held silence after her relationship with Pique ended on a very sad note. Speaking with ELLE, Shakira delved into the sacrifices she made in her relationship with Gerard Pique, and the tough times she had faced after the breakup.
“I think that music is a life raft,” she told ELLE. “There have been days when I had to pick up the pieces of me from the floor.
“And the only way to do that, to actually do that, has been through music. You know, to really, like, put myself back together and to see myself in the mirror and know that I am a mom and my kids depend on me.”
“Oh, this is really hard to talk about personally, especially as this is the first time I’ve ever addressed this situation in an interview,” she added.
“I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all. Um, and yeah, it’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation.
“And so it’s been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult. I have paparazzi camping outside, in front of my house, 24/7. And there’s not a place where I can hide from them with my kids, except for my own house.
“You know, we can’t take a walk in the park like a regular family or go have an ice cream or do any activity without paparazzi following us. So it’s hard. And I’ve tried to conceal the situation in front of my kids. I try to do it and to protect them, because that’s my number one mission in life.
“But then they hear things in school from their friends or they come across some disagreeable, unpleasant news online, and it just affects them, you know?”
“As a soccer player, he wanted to play football and to win titles and I had to support him,” Shakira told Elle. “I mean, one of the two of us had to make a sacrifice, right? Either he would stop his contract with Barcelona and move to the U.S. with me, where my career is, or I would have to do that instead.
“One of the two had to make that effort and that sacrifice. And I did it. I put my career in second gear and I came to Spain, to support him so he could play football and win title. And it was a sacrifice of love. Thanks to that, my kids were able to have a present mom, and I have this amazing bond with them that is unbreakable and that sustains us. You know, that is it. That’s all I can say.“
Shakira and Pique had two Children together after eleven years of relationship before they divorced. She is preparing to release her first album after five years.