(CNN Spanish) — Colombian singer Shakira has spoken publicly for the first time about her split from footballer Gerard Pique, who she was in a 12-year relationship with.
Shakira, who announced her split from Piqué in June this year, spoke exclusively to the magazine ELLE Spain On a variety of topics, from new music at the door and the end of their relationship with the Spanish justice system.
In the interview, the singer touched on several points related to the separation, among which she highlighted the unfair treatment, according to her, that the press carried out on the matter.
He criticized that neither she nor her Sons Milan and Sasha They can go for a casual walk to the park as a family because there is always a paparazzi “camp” in front of their house.
Section “It’s hard not only for me, but also for my kids. It’s incredibly hard. I have paparazzi camped out in front of my house 24/7. And with my kids there’s nowhere to hide from them, except. We can walk in the park or eat ice cream or eat ice cream like a normal family without photographers following us. Can’t do anything,” Shakira told ELLE Spain.
The Colombian insisted she tried to cover up the situation to protect her children. However, “at school they hear things from their friends or see unpleasant news on the Internet and it affects them,” he said.
Apart from this, he disagreed with the particular treatment given to the split, as he pointed out that his relationship with Pique had been maligned in the media.
“It’s really sad for two kids who are trying to process the separation from their parents. Sometimes I feel like it’s a bad dream and I’ll wake up at some point. But no, it’s real. And what’s real, too.” “It’s disappointing to see how something as sacred and special as I thought the relationship I had with the father of my children has been vilified and cheapened by the media,” she told ELLE Spain.
“Women are strong”
Without going into details about why they ended, Shakira said that no matter how things turn out with her, Bigway will continue to be a father to her children and that they will seek the best when it comes to custody.
Likewise, he described what happened this year as “the darkest phase of my life”: he faces a case against the Spanish justice system for alleged tax fraud, which calls for more than 8 years in prison (he denies all charges and told ELLE that going to trial is “a matter of theory”). said); Her father, one of her biggest emotional supports, falls and sustains injuries and fractures; And, in addition, the situation that their children suffered due to this fact of separation from Piqué.
“But I think women are resilient, you know, this resilience is inherent in us (…) So you ask me how I manage this. I manage, I think, I remind myself that I have to be a role model. My children, they are me. “I want them to be what I want them to be,” Shakira recalls.
Apart from her children, her father, family, friends and co-workers, she assured that music has also been a huge support for her, adding that she already has a new album with collaborations and variety.
“Yes, I already have a complete album, which makes me very excited. And some songs you can hear immediately, some collaborations. Some are in English and others in Spanish.
“When I felt like I had no strength, like I had no legs, I wrote songs in those days and I felt rejuvenated and came out,” he explained to ELLE Spain magazine.
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