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Gerard Pique and Shakira, here in New York, September 5, 2019.
PEOPLE – In an interview for the American edition of the magazine SHEShakira speaks for the first time on her separation from footballer Gerard Pique.
The Colombian singer announced the end of their relationship in June, after twelve years together.
“It’s really difficult to talk about it personally, especially since it’s the first time I’ve addressed this situation in an interview. I stayed quiet and just tried to take it all in.”says Shakira.
“It’s hard to talk about it, (…) because I’m in the public eye and because our separation is not a normal separation. And so it was difficult not only for me, but also for my children. Incredibly difficult”continues the 45-year-old singer. “And sometimes I just feel like it’s all just a bad dream and I’m going to wake up at some point. But no, it’s real. »
“Sacrifice of Love”
She explains that she tried somehow to protect her children. “ I tried to hide this situation in front of my children. I try to do that and protect them, because that’s my priority in life.”she says in the columns of SHE USA. “They hear things at school from their friends or they come across some nasty news online, and it affects them, you know? »
About her relationship with Gerard Pique “I can only say that I put everything I had into (this one) and my family”she says. “I put my career on the back burner and came to Spain, to support him so he could play football and win titles. It was a sacrifice of love”.
According to rumors, the separation of the couple could have a link with the infidelity of Gerard Pique.
In addition, the singer is still in legal trouble, pursued by the Barcelona prosecutor’s office, which announced at the end of July that it would ask for more than eight years in prison for tax evasion, and which refuses any agreement and says it is ready to go to trial.
The prosecution had also indicated that it will claim nearly 24 million euros in fines from Shakira, accused of having subtracted 14.5 million euros from the Spanish tax authorities between 2012 and 2014.
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