Facing 8 Years in Prison, Single Mom Shakira Discusses Struggle in Raising Kids After Split With Gerard Pique

Published 10/08/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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Shakira, following her split with Gerard Pique, has made an impactful return to the music industry. However, juggling tasks between being a mother and an artist is not a straightforward job. The singer recently touched on the struggles of raising her kids while continuing to work on her craft.

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Shakira, moreover, is involved in a lawsuit that could see her face eight years behind bars. A group of prosecutors from Spain have filed multiple cases against the singer in an alleged tax fraud case.

Shakira opens up on the struggle of raising kids as a single mother

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Colombian superstar Shakira was present at the Latin Music Festival hosted by Billboard in Miami this week. The singer, during the show, talked about her career as an artist. She recently made her triumphant return to the industry, with three record-breaking tracks this season.

While chatting with Billboard, Shakira also touched on raising her kids while being a single mother. The star commented that it was turning out to be difficult working with younger artists, who have different time schedules.

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She said, “When [my sons] come home from extracurricular activities, I have to run from the studio to be there. It’s not easy because I’m working with young artists and they don’t go to sleep until 5 in the morning and they don’t wake up until 2 in the afternoon so I get to the studio when they’re just getting up, half-yawning.”

While the singer has been enjoying her return to the music industry, this resurgence could be cut short. Based on reports from Spain, a group of prosecutors have firm evidence against the singer, claiming she owes the Spanish government over $20 million in taxes.

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Colombian superstar embroiled in a tax fraud case

Shakira has been accused of omitting over $20 million in tax payments to the Spanish government. According to two different charges, the singer failed to register her taxes during her time in the country. A group of prosecutors in two separate lawsuits have claimed that the singer used shell companies to divert the payment to her domiciled country.

Shakira’s lawyers have already issued a statement on the issue claiming the artist is not guilty of the allegations. “As has been stated on numerous occasions, Shakira defends, having always acted in compliance with the law and under the guidance of the best tax experts. Now she is focused on her artistic life in Miami and is calm and confident in a favorable resolution to her tax affairs.

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According to the law in Spain, if the singer is found guilty of the charges, she could face up to eight years behind bars.

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Saurabh Saket

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Saurabh Saket is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. While Saket has been a football fan for a while, his passion for the sport stems from FIFA 17 which featured Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus on its cover. With dreams of standing as a part of the Yellow Wall at Signal Iduna Park, Saket loves to write about the game from a fan’s perspective giving his take on recent happenings.
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