Shakira breaks the silence on the separation of Gerard Piqué – Billboard

Three months have passed since Shakira and Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué confirmed their separation, and the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer spoke for the first time about the dissolution of their relationship.

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“I feel like at this time in my life, which is probably one of the hardest and darkest hours of my life, music has brought light,” Shakira said in a new Elle cover story published on Wednesday (September 21). . “I stayed quiet and just tried to process it all. Um, and yeah, it’s hard to talk about it, especially since 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.

She continued: “I have paparazzi camping out in front of my house 24/7. And there is no place where I can hide from them with my children, except in my own house. You know, we can’t take a walk in the park like a normal family or go get ice cream or do any activity without the paparazzi following us. So it’s hard. And I have tried to hide the situation in front of my children. I try to do it and protect them, because that is my number one mission in life. But then they hear stuff at school from their friends or they come across some nasty news online, and it just gets to them, you know?

Shakira added that she feels like it’s all a “bad dream” that she’ll eventually wake up from. But no, it’s real. And what is also real is the disappointment of seeing something as sacred and as special as I thought the relationship I had with the father of my children was and seeing it become something vulgarized and cheapened by the media, ”she told the publication. “And all this while my dad has been in the ICU and I have been fighting on different fronts. Like I said, this is probably the darkest hour of my life. But then I think of all those women around the world who are going through difficulties, who are going through a situation as bad as mine or as difficult as mine or worse.

She also shared that in 2014, after the former couple’s first child, Milan, grew a bit older, she knew she had to stop touring. “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 for [their second son] Sasha too,” he explained. “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? Either he would stop his contract with Barcelona and move to the United States with me, where my career is, or he would have to do that instead.”

Shakira met the Barcelona defender while promoting her 2010 World Cup anthem, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”.

Source: www.billboard.com