Shakira Opens up About Finding Strength and ‘Feeling Complete’ After Gerard Piqué Split

Shakira and Piqué confirmed their breakup last year; Piqué is currently dating Clara Chia Mart. Shakira is talking openly about overcoming heartache months after her breakup with Gerard Piqué.

The Colombian singer discussed how to feel complete on her own in an interview (conducted in Spanish) with Enrique Acevedo of Canal Estrellas on Wednesday.

“I have to admit that I have always been quite emotionally dependent on guys. I was smitten by love “Shakira, 46, revealed to the presenter that she once thought a woman need a guy in order to be whole.

In some way, she added, “I’ve learned it from another perspective and believe that I’ll be alright on my own. “A lady grows stronger as a result of facing challenges in life. Coming out stronger indicates that you are becoming more aware of your vulnerabilities and learning to embrace them.”

In the present, Shakira claims to be “on the road up” and to have “managed to believe that I am enough” – two things she “never dreamed would happen.”

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Shakira Opens Up About Finding Strength and 'Feeling Complete' After Gerard Piqué Split

She stated of her two children, Sasha, 8, and Milan, 10, whom she shares with Piqué, 36, “I feel whole — because I feel like I can depend on myself and I have two kids who depend on me.”

“I need to possess lion-like strength. Such strength must be the outcome of enormous suffering in order for it to be genuine and not just a façade. accepting that suffering and putting up with the annoyance that certain things in life don’t go as planned”

There are dreams that break, and we have to pick up the pieces and put them back together ourselves, the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer continued.

More than 11 years after they initially publicly acknowledged their relationship, Shakira and the soccer player made the announcement that they were splitting up in June.

In a joint statement, the couple expressed their sadness at having to announce their separation. “Since the safety of our children is our top priority right now, we kindly request your respect for their privacy. I sincerely appreciate your consideration and respect.”

Since then, in January, Piqué and their girlfriend Clara Chia Mart, 23, have made their Instagram accounts public. Shakira released three songs in the meantime that appear to reference the breakup.

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Shakira Opens Up About Finding Strength and 'Feeling Complete' After Gerard Piqué Split

The most recent song is “TQG,” a duet with fellow Colombian superstar Karol G, in which they sing about witnessing a previous lover go on and how the experience made them stronger.

While it upset me to see you with the new person, I’m already by myself. The song’s words were translated from Spanish to English for Shakira to sing. “I forgot what we did, and that’s what angered you. I even became better in life. You are no longer permitted to enter. I noticed the object that your girlfriend tossed at me; instead of becoming furious, I chuckle.”

She collaborated with Argentine producer Bizarrap on the brutal tune “BZRP Music Session #53,” which was released in January. She claimed in an interview with Acevedo that when recording the song, she “entered the studio one way and came out another.”

I don’t even know what happened to you / I wish you success with my purported substitute, she sang. “I’m equivalent to two 22-year-olds. You sold a Ferrari for a Twingo, a Rolex for a Casio, and you’re moving too quickly. Spend a lot of time working out, but your brain also needs some exercise.”

I’m too good for you, and that’s why you’re with someone just like you, Shakira sings in the chorus, which is repeated several times throughout the song.