“People Leave Your Life, But New Spaces Open Up” – Shakira Details ‘Hard’ Year After Breaking Up With Gerard Pique

Published 09/19/2023, 9:07 PM EDT

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Colombian pop sensation Shakira has gone through a lot over the last twelve months. The singer went through a highly documented break-up with her ex-boyfriend Gerard Pique. While the duo have gone their separate ways, it is not so easy to completely walk out of a long-term relationship. Shakira, in a recent interview, touched down on her breakup with the former Barcelona star and how hard it was to deal with the happenings. The Waka-Waka singer spoke about the ‘new spaces’ that opened up after the drastic change in her life.

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Despite parting ways with each other, it seems like there is still some bad blood between Shakira and her ex-boyfriend. The Colombian star and Pique have been recently butting heads over the custody of their kids. While Shakira does hold the custodial rights, Pique is said to be displeased at the meeting arrangements.

Shakira speaks about her hardships after the breakup with Gerard Pique

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Colombian pop star Shakira would have received a massive shock last year when she found out that her long-time boyfriend Gerard Pique was having an affair. The star quickly decided to part ways with the player, and the two were involved in an ugly feud that saw both sides take constant shots at each other. However, while things have calmed down, it seems like Shakira is still not over the loss. The singer in a recent interview with Univision touched down on her breakup and how hard it was to cope.

“People leave your life, but new spaces open up, perhaps new energies, those who have to stay stay and from there you add up. This last year has been very hard for me personally, but professionally, life has compensated me and my fans have taken care of that”. It seems like Shakira has gone through a lot in the past few months. However, the star has managed to bounce back strongly to focus on her music career. The star was one of the key attractions of the VMAs held this month.

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With Shakira attending the event alongside her kids, it seems like former boyfriend Gerard Pique has some things to say, with the soccer star posting cryptic tweets on Twitter. Both Pique and Shakira have been involved in a feud over the custodial arrangements.

Colombian star still in a feud over children’s custody

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There seems to be no end to the feud between Shakira and Gerard Pique. The duo have been unwilling to back down from their respective positions. Despite the court ruling in Shakira’s favor in the custodial rights case, the former soccer star is said to be displeased with the arrangements in place.

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While Pique is allowed to meet the kids every ten days, the time zone difference between Spain and the United States is said to be Pique’s main issue. While the star wants to have the kids over at his place during the vacations in winter, the difference in vacation days has stopped both parties from making a concrete plan.

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It will be interesting to see how the former couple decides to solve the issue. While both Pique and Shakira have come a long way after deciding to call it a day, even for the sake of their children, the two will have to make things work between themselves in the coming days.

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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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Daniel D'Cruz

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