Shakira Believed In ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ With Gerard Piqué
Shakira thought that she would be with longtime partner Gerard Piqué until the end of time. The “She Wolf” singer opened up about her 11-year relationship with the former professional footballer in a new cover story for Billboard. The Colombian singer-songwriter tells the publication Thursday (September 21) that her priority was her home and family. “I believed in ’till death do us part,'” she said. “I believed that dream, and I had that dream for myself, for my children.” The music artist mentioned her parents’ being together for 50 years and felt that she and Piqué would have a similar life together.
As she mentioned earlier this year at the Billboard Latin Women in Music gala, “This has been a year of seismic change in my life where I’ve felt more than ever. And very personally, what it is to be a woman.”
The former couple met in March 2011 on the set of her music video for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” which was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They share sons Milan, 10, and Sasha, 8. Elsewhere in the interview, Shakira explained that it was “very difficult” for her to focus on her professional career while living in Barcelona. Listing difficulties like how hard it was to get a collaborator there and not being able to leave her children, she adds, “It was hard to maintain the rhythm.”
As for her global tour plans for 2024, Shakira opened up to the publication about what fans can expect. She wants “tickets to be affordable” compared to her past concerts. However, “the most important thing is the repertoire,” adding that this next tour “will be the tour of a lifetime because I have so many songs.” The tour will reportedly include arena and stadium shows in nearly two dozen countries across Latin America, North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and the Middle East.