Former “The Voice” coach and Latin music superstar Shakira has been candid about divorcing her longtime partner, Gerard Pique, who she told ELLE in a September 2022 interview, “one of the hardest, darkest hours of my life.” [her] to live.”
In June 2022, Shakira and football star Gerard Pique, with whom she shares two sons, announced their separation. Now Shakira has opened up about the divorce, telling ELLE it’s “really worth talking about”.
“This is really hard to talk about in person, especially since this is the first time I’ve ever talked about this situation in an interview,” the singer said. “I kept quiet and just tried to process it all. Um, and yes, it’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye and because our divorce is not like a regular divorce. And so it was difficult not only for me, but also for my children. Incredibly difficult.”
She went on to say that her dreams of “having a family forever” have been shattered and it feels like a bad dream she wants to wake up from.
“[S]sometimes i just feel like this is all a bad dream and i will wake up at some point. But no, it’s real. And what’s 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 turned into something that became media vulgarized and cheap. made,” the singer said, adding: “For those women like me who believe in values like a family who had the dream, the big dream of starting a family forever, to see that dream broken or torn to pieces, is probably one of the most painful things you can ever go through.”
Shakira also told ELLE that the main way she deals with her feelings is to channel them into new music.
“I think writing music is like going to a psychiatrist, only cheaper [laughs]’ said the singer. “It just helps me process and understand my emotions. And it helps me heal. I think it’s the best medicine, and along with the love of my family and my kids who support me, music and writing music is definitely one of those tools – one of the few tools I have to survive in extreme conditions. circumstances.
She went on to say that after all these tumultuous times, she “has so many things to say” through her music and that the days she immersed herself in her music left her feeling “revitalized and invigorated.”
“I am so grateful for my work, the opportunity it gives us to bring ourselves back together and realize who we are and why we are here on this planet – what is our purpose, our mission. I think you can find that reconstructive power in any kind of work,” said Shakira, adding, “I feel like at this time of my life, which is probably one of the hardest, darkest hours of my life, music is on. has brought .”
For his part, Pique has also remained largely silent about the split, although he made a statement in early September 2022 about the paparazzi who harassed the sons he and Shakira share, Milan, 9 and Sasha, 7. a woman named Clara Chia Marti, according to the Daily Mail.
After pictures of Piqué with his new girlfriend surfaced, a source told Us Weekly that Shakira was “heartbroken” to see him move on.
“The Voice” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times on NBC.
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