After more than three months of having announced his separation from soccer player Gerard Piqué, Shakira decided to speak openly about the subject for the first time.
The woman from Barranquilla, who has remained on the sidelines of the rumors of the entertainment press, chose to open up in an interview with the magazine ‘Elle’.
In his words, a bath of sincerity.
“It’s probably the darkest stage of my life”said.
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‘The darkest stage’
The courage to break the silence
“I stayed silent 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 breakup isn’t like a regular breakup. So it has been difficult not only for me, but also for my children. Incredibly difficult. I have ‘paparazzi’ camping outside, in front of my house, 24/7″, Shakira said when questioned at the beginning with the question: “How are you doing with the dissolution of your relationship?” that the journalist Lulú García-Navarro did to him.
In the time since her announcement, Shakira has been frequently scrutinized by entertainment reporters looking for the tiniest detail.
Of course, despite the annoyance, as they have declared, the Barranquilla has always responded with the height and decency that characterizes her.
“We can’t go for a walk in the park like a normal family or go for ice cream or do any activity without paparazzi following us around. So it’s hard. And I’ve tried to hide the situation from my kids. I try to do it and protect them because that’s my number one mission in life. But then they hear things at school from their friends or they come across unpleasant news online, and it just affects them, you know?” Shakira confessed about that constant scrutiny.
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How are the kids?
Later, in the exclusive chat with ‘Elle’, Shakira decided to answer her fans’ question: “How have the children been dealing with the situation?”
To date, what the specialized press has reported is that the children would supposedly leave Barcelona for Miami, in case Shakira moves.
Likewise, it has been stated that the footballer’s new partner would already know Milan and Sasha.
In this regard, Shakira said: “I try to hide the situation from them as much as I can. It’s really upsetting for two children who are trying to process the separation of their parents. And 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’s also real is the disappointment of seeing something as sacred and as special as I thought my relationship with the father of my children was and seeing it become vulgarized and cheapened by the media.”
In her reflection on the difficult moment, in which she also faces a delicate family situation due to her father’s health, Shakira did not hesitate to assure in the dialogue that “This is probably the darkest hour of my life”.
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Despite the hard time, Shakira remains firm in the idea that her strength is her children and that, precisely, they are the ones who drive her to get ahead in the midst of difficulties.
“For those women like me who believe in values like the family that had the dream, 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“, he told ‘Elle’.
“And I manage, I guess, by reminding myself that I need to become an example for my children, that I need to be what they want, what I want them to become. And I want to be there, too, for all the people who They have shown me their love and support, which is my greatest strength. That’s my most powerful engine right now“, he added.
Sometimes I feel like this is all a bad dream
The alleged child custody dispute
Unverified rumors that have circulated for almost 100 days speak of Shakira and Piqué having an ongoing custody dispute over their children.
To date, even, it has been said that the talks have not been completely fluid. In this regard, the woman from Barranquilla considers that the handling of the press in Spain has been “invasive” and recalled that Piqué is “the father” of her children.
“Regardless of how things turned out or how Gerard and I felt as exes, he is the father of my children. We have a job to do for these two amazing children, and I have faith that we will discover what is best for your future, their own dreams in life and what is a fair solution for everyone involved. And I hope and I would be grateful if they gave us the space to do it in private,” answered Shakira, with sincerity in the dialogue with ‘Elle’.
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He is the father of my children
The impact of separation
After twelve years of relationship, it was natural that the break involved a great emotional impact.
Shakira, in her first dialogue about it, acknowledged that at the time she put her career in the background, to be able to lead the family life she built with Piqué and their children.
“I can only say that I put everything I had into this relationship and into my family. Before my children started school, I had a really nomadic life: I had lived my entire existence as an artist, traveling non-stop, going to different places in the world, touring, doing shows, promoting, building schools in Colombia and recording. in different countries around the world, “replied the woman from Barranquilla about those changes in her life.
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In the first weeks of the separation, much emphasis was placed on the loving words that she dedicated to Piqué in several of her social media posts. That sample that was seen as a wave of ‘unrequited messages’ actually gave an account of the way in which the singer gave herself sentimentally.
“Once Milan started school, at the end of 2014, I knew that my constant travels and nomadic existence had to be put on the back burner and my career had to take a backseat. I knew that when school started I had to settle down, put down roots in Barcelona and be there for him and for Gerard and then also for Sasha. As a footballer, he wanted to play football and win titles and I had to support him. I mean, one of us had to make a sacrifice, right?” Shakira explained.
“Thanks to that, my children were able to have a mother present, and I have with them that incredible bond that is unbreakable and that sustains us. You know, that’s it. This is all I can say,” she concluded.
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Support in hard times
In the midst of the situation, Shakira has been supported by both her fans and her close circle.
In social networks there have been no lack of signs of support for the Barranquilla.
In addition, great friends of the singer, such as Carlos Vives himself, have expressed their unconditional support.
“I’ve been pleasantly finding an amazing and human side of people, you know, people that I thought were in my life maybe because of the work that we do together. But no, these people really have an empathy and a heart that explains why they have been loved by so many (…) Your support has made me feel like I could be alone, but I don’t feel alone. Sometimes one woman can be enoughShakira closed in her dialogue.
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