Colombian singer Shakira has given an exclusive interview to journalist Enrique Acevedo on the Mexican channel Canal Estrellas. She revealed how she has grown stronger following her split from ex-partner Gerard Pique.
The former couple, who had been together for 11 years, went their separate ways in June 2022. Pique however went public with his new girlfriend, 23-year-old Clara Chia, last month.
Shakira has now spoken out about her ex-husband’s new relationship. She discovered Pique’s infidelity after finding a jar of strawberry jam that had been eaten while she was away. The singer has also revealed that she has learned to be self-sufficient. She further asserts that she has become a “lioness” for her two children, Sasha and Milan.
During the interview, Shakira addressed their split and criticized Chia. She stated that “there is a place in hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.” Furthermore, she went on to describe how she had previously believed that a woman needed a man to be complete. She says she has now learned differently and also learned to depend on herself.
Shakira also discussed the pain of broken dreams and the importance of being an example to her children. She concluded by saying that she now has more confidence in herself and has learned that she is stronger than she ever imagined.
In addition, veteran family lawyer Ramon Tamborero, who represented Pique in his negotiations with Shakira, praised the former couple for making a great effort for the good of their children and for not making them the protagonists in the public eye.
The article also mentions Pique’s recent comments about his relationship with Chia, in which he admitted that she wears trousers in their relationship. He said that she chooses his clothes for him when they go shopping together, describing himself as a “puppet.”
Overall, Shakira’s interview highlights her personal growth and determination to move forward after a difficult period in her life, while also addressing the topic of female empowerment and the need for women to support each other.