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Shakira On Relationship With Ex-Partner Gerard Pique: “It Was Dragging Me Down”

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Shakira about relationship with ex-partner Gerard Pique: 'It dragged me down'


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New Delhi:

After being in a relationship for twelve years, a single life was exactly what Shakira needed. The singer recently opened up to Zane Lowe during her recent Apple Music 1 interview, expressing how her 2022 divorce from ex-partner Gerard Pique has positively impacted her music career. “In a way, it’s kind of good not to have a husband. I don’t know why, it pulled me down,” Shakira told the radio host on Wednesday. Shakira and Gerard Pique were together for more than a decade and welcomed two sons, Milan and Sasha. During the interview, Shakira reflected on her “love-hate relationship” with her work while dating Gerard Pique. “Because every time I had to be pulled into the studio to do my work, I failed. I felt like I was leaving my family unattended. There were times when I really didn’t enjoy it. You know, I felt guilty. I felt torn,” Shakira said.

Despite the challenges of living as a single mother and balancing work and family, Shakira says she is now driven to make music. “I feel like writing songs. I feel like making music. It’s a compulsive need of mine that I didn’t feel before,” she said.

For those unfamiliar, Shakira and Gerard announced their separation in a joint statement on June 4, 2022. The statement read: “We regret to confirm our separation. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask for respect for (our) privacy. Thank you for your understanding.” In September 2022, Shakira opened up about her struggles with the breakup in an interview with Elle, acknowledging that music had been a guiding light during her darkest moments.

The former couple first crossed paths in 2010 when Gerard appeared in a World Cup music video. They made their relationship official on social media in March 2011 and made a red carpet debut as a couple in January 2012. Their family expanded with the birth of Milan in January 2013 and Sasha in January 2015. In January 2020, Shakira admitted her reservations. about the marriage to Gerard, where fear is mentioned as a factor. “To tell you the truth, marriage scares the hell out of me. I don’t want him to see me as his wife. I’d rather he see me as his girlfriend. His lover, his girlfriend. It’s like a little forbidden fruit, you know? I want to keep him sharp. I want him to think that anything is possible depending on his behavior.”

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