Shakira opens up on divorce from Pique. Shakira, a Colombian music artist, made her first public statement following her breakup with Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. Over the course of their 12-year relationship, the couple had two children.
In the cover story for Elle magazine’s October issue, the 45-year-old singer was up about how tough life has been as her romance with the 35-year-old Pique has crumbled.
Oh, this is incredibly difficult for me to talk about personally, especially since this is the first interview I’ve ever given where I’ve addressed this issue.
“I haven’t said anything and have simply tried to take it all in. The fact that I’m still dealing with it, the fact that I’m in the public spotlight, and the fact that our split is not like a typical separation make it difficult to talk about.
“As a result, it’s been difficult for my kids as well as for me. really challenging