'This is probably the darkest hour of my life': When Shakira revealed intimate details of split with Gerard Piqué

    Singer Shakira opened up about her painful split with footballer Gerard Piqué, calling it the "darkest hour" of her life and highlighting the challenges faced by their kids due to media scrutiny.

    <p>Shakira (Source: LA Times)</p>

    Shakira (Source: LA Times)

    Almost two years ago, the world stood still as global singing sensation Shakira announced her separation from football superstar Gerard Piqué. As reported by The Independent, Shakira broke her silence, detailing the traumatic split that marked the "darkest hour" of her life.

    "Like a Bad Dream"

    Shakira and Piqué were together for over a decade, becoming one of the most admired celebrity couples. Their breakup came as a surprise to fans worldwide. The pair share two sons, Milan and Sasha, who are reportedly struggling with the public dissolution of their parent's relationship.

    Shakira and Gerard Pique (Source: Vanity Fair)

    "Sometimes I just feel like this is all a bad dream and that I'm going to wake up at some point," Shakira confessed, alluding to the bitter reality of her split from Piqué. The singer expressed her disappointment at the media's role in distorting and vulgarizing the end of her "sacred and special" relationship.

    The "Sacred and Special" Relationship in the Media Crosshairs

    While Shakira valiantly fought to keep her children insulated from the separation's fallout, the ever-prying eyes of the media made it increasingly difficult. Constantly hounded by paparazzi, the mother-of-two found herself struggling to maintain a semblance of normalcy for her children.

    "We can’t take a walk in the park like a regular family or go have an ice cream or do any activity without paparazzi following us. So it’s hard," she said, describing the unwelcome media intrusion.

    Gerard Pique with Clara Chia (Source: HOLA)

    Post-Split Rumors and Finding a Fair Solution

    Compounding her distress were rumors of a custody battle between her and Piqué over their children. Shakira adamantly dismissed these speculations, stating they weren't "even true." The singer further explained that she sought "space" and privacy to figure out the best co-parenting plan for their children.

    "We have a job to do for these two incredible boys, and I have faith that we will figure out what is best for their future," Shakira asserted, promising a fair solution for all parties involved.

    Three months post their separation announcement, Piqué was seen with a rumored new flame, Clara Chia Marti, drawing criticism from Shakira fans. As time goes on, the story of Gerard Piqué and Shakira's split continues to unfold, offering a glimpse into the complexities and challenges of a high-profile relationship's end.

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