Shakira Remembers Placing Her ‘Profession on Maintain’ for Ex Gerard Piqué: ‘There Was a Lot of Sacrifice’

Shakira is getting candid about her failed relationship with ex Gerard Piqué, and the sacrifices she made to try to maintain her household collectively.

The celebrated Colombian songstress just lately spoke with The Instances UK, in a profile piece printed on Saturday, by which she mirrored on how she put her personal profession and passions on the backburner to help Piqué and his profession as an expert footballer.

“For a very long time I put my profession on maintain, to be subsequent to Gerard, in order that he might play soccer,” stated Shakira, 47. “There was numerous sacrifice for love.”

The “Hips Do not Lie” singer and the now-retired Spanish soccer star first met in 2010, on the set of the music video for her music “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”

The pair went on to substantiate their romance in March 2021, and welcomed their first son in 2013. Shakira and Piqué — who share sons Milan, 10, and Sasha, 8 — wound up ending their relationship after 11 years in June 2020.

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In early 2023, she moved from Barcelona, Spain, to Miami, Florida, and has defined prior to now how this transfer has benefitted her profession by permitting her to get in contact with different artists and collaborate on new music extra effectively and shortly.

It has apparently additionally allowed Shakira to construct a friendship with Victoria Beckham and the pair have bonded over their experiences as pop stars forming relationships with soccer stars — as Victoria has been married to sports activities legend David Beckham since 1999.

“I’ve talked to Victoria fairly a number of instances since I arrived,” Shakira advised The Instances U.Ok. “We’re all the time speaking about when I will go watch a match and I do know Milan needs to. We’ve not been in a position to meet up but, however we’re on WhatsApp.”

In Shakira’s opinion, there is a sure core distinction between artists and athletes that make them typically incompatible — save for the uncommon exceptions just like the Beckhams.

“Empathy is vital in an artist’s work. An athlete is in a continuing state of struggle and has to keep away from empathy in any respect prices,” Shakira stated. “That is why it is in all probability a very dangerous thought for an artist to hook up with an athlete.”

Shakira spoke with Billboard again in September 2023, and defined that her profession was her “third precedence” whereas dwelling in Europe, as she had “devoted” her life to caring for her kids and accomplice.

Now, residing full-time within the U.S., Shakira’s entry to collaborators {and professional} assets is extra carefully inside attain. 

“Now I can launch music at a sooner clip, though typically I feel being a single mother and the rhythm of a pop star aren’t appropriate,” she advised Billboard. “I’ve to place my youngsters to mattress, go to the recording studio; all the pieces is uphill. If you don’t have a husband who can keep house with the children, it’s fixed juggling as a result of I prefer to be a gift mother and I have to be there each second with my kids: take them to highschool, have breakfast with them, take them to play dates. And apart from that, I’ve to become profitable.”

Nonetheless, her youngsters have additionally gotten an opportunity to be there for her mother throughout a few of her largest profession moments. The boys had been by their mother’s aspect on the VMAs final yr, as she geared as much as take the stage to carry out a few of her largest hits whereas being honored with the Vanguard Award.

“They’re so loving and caring and so they encourage me to be higher, to be a greater particular person only for them,” Shakira marveled of her sons in a backstage interview with ET. “They’re simply essentially the most superb factor in my life. They’re all the pieces to me.”


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