'I was dedicated to him' : Shakira on the tragic end of her relationship with ex-partner Gerard Pique

    Shakira opens up about her relationship with Gerard Pique coming to a tragic end 

    Gerard Pique and Shakira

    Gerard Pique and Shakira

    Columbian superstar Shakira opened up about the tragic end to her love story with footballer Gerard Pique. The former couple had met in 2011 when the singer was shooting for the music video of her FIFA World Cup song ‘Waka Waka.’ They announced their separation in June last year.

    Shakira wanted a relationship like her parents

    Shakira said that she was extremely loyal to Gerard Pique and wanted a ‘happily ever after’ with him like her own parents who have been married for 50 years now. Speaking to Billboard, the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer said, “My parents have been together, I don’t know, 50 years, and they love each other like the first day, with a love that’s unique and unrepeatable. So I know it’s possible."

    Shakira recalls the adjustments she made for the relationship

    The ‘Whenever Wherever’ singer also said that she was so dedicated to the relationship that she also adjusted to some changes while living in Spain with Pique which weren't favorable for her music career. Shakira said, “Well, the thing is, I was dedicated to him. To the family, [Piqué]. It was very difficult for me to attend to my professional career while in Barcelona. It was complicated logistically to get a collaborator there. I had to wait for agendas to coincide or for someone to decide to come. I couldn’t leave my children and just go somewhere to make music outside my house. It was hard to maintain the rhythm." Something inescapable about Miami, Los Angeles, and the U.S. in general is I have the logistical and technical support, the resources, the tools, the people. Living in Spain, all that was on hold.”

    Gerard Pique and Shakira share two children Sasha and Milan. On the work front, the singer will be embarking on her global tour in 2024. It will reportedly include arena and stadium shows in numerous countries across Latin America, North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and the Middle East.