Shakira first spoke about the separation with Gerard Pique, which was announced in June. In an interview with Elle published on Wednesday (21), the singer explained how she and her kids Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7 are dealing with the process.
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“Oh, it’s really hard to talk about personally, especially when I’ve addressed this situation in an interview for the first time. I kept quiet and just tried to process it all. Um, and yeah, it’s hard to talk about.” Especially because I’m still going through this, and because I’m in the public eye and because our separation isn’t like a regular separation. And so it’s been tough not only for me but for my kids as well. Incredibly Tougher than. I have the paparazzi camping in front of my house, 24/7”, she revealed.
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“And there is no place where I can hide with my children from them, except in my own home. You know, we can’t take a walk in the park like a regular family or eat an ice cream or any activity without the paparazzi following us. So it’s tough. And I have tried to hide the situation in front of my children. I try to do it and protect them, because that’s my number one mission in life. But then they overhear things from their friends at school or they get some nasty, unpleasant news online, and it just affects them, you know?”, the singer said.
Shakira said that she tries to mold her children as much as she can and classified the moment she is going through in her life as a ‘nightmare’. “I try to hide the situation from them as much as possible. It’s really upsetting for two kids who are trying to process their parents’ separation. And sometimes I feel like it’s all a nightmare and I’m going to wake up at some point. But no, it’s real. And what is also real, it is frustrating to see something as sacred and as special as I thought was my relationship with the fathers of my children and to see that the media turned something obscene and cheap. And all this while my dad is in ICU and I are fighting on different fronts. Like I said, this is probably the darkest time of my life. But then I think of all the women around the world who are going through difficulties, who are going through a situation as bad as me or as difficult or even worse than mine.”
Then, the journalist responsible for the interview, Lulu García-Navarro, mentioned Pique’s new relationship and suggested that the end of the marriage was a surprise to the singer. In this part of the conversation, the artist talks about putting her career on the back burner to support her ex-husband’s projects in Barcelona, Spain.
“It’s just a total circus, and everyone is speculating about all these aspects of us, and more importantly, our children, lives, and a lot of it is not even true. Regardless of how things Ended up or how Gerard and I feel about each other as ex-partners, he’s the father of my kids. We have a job for these two incredible boys, and I believe we know it. What is best for their future, their own dreams in life and what is an appropriate solution for everyone involved. And I hope and appreciate it if we are given the space to do so in private.” .
“I think those details are too private to be shared anyway, at least at the moment—everything is so raw and new. All I can say is that I put my everything into this relationship and my family.” given. I put my career in second gear and I came to Spain to support him, so that he could play football and win titles. And it was a sacrifice of love. Thanks to him, my kids were able to have a current mom Were, and I have this wonderful bond with him that is unbreakable and that keeps us going. You know, it is it”, concluded Shakira.