POP icon Shakira said she believed in “till death do us part” in a tell-all interview about her split from football ex Gerard Pique.
BillboardShakira, 46, said that it was once her ‘dream’ to have a life-long relationship with the father of her two children[/caption]
InstagramThe star revealed that since the turbulent breakdown of their relationship, she is still ‘battling her demons’[/caption]
InstagramThe couple split last summer as the Spanish World Cup winner ditched her for Clara Chia Marti, 23[/caption]
She revealed that since the turbulent breakdown of their relationship, she is still “battling her demons”.
Slamming her ex in talks about her upcoming music, she compared the split to being “thrown in the trash and surrounded by rats”.
And in a heartbreaking revelation, the star also admitted her struggles with being a single mum.
The singer told Billboard that she is in “a reflective period” following the drama of their tumultuous split.
“I’ve gone through several stages: denial, anger, pain, frustration, anger again, pain again. Now I’m in a survival stage,” she explained.
A fragile Shakira said that before she split from her ex, who was rumoured to have cheated, she “believed in till death do us part”.
“My priority was my home, my family. I believed in ’till death do us part.’ I believed that dream, and I had that dream for myself, for my children.”
“It’s what I wanted for myself and my children, but it didn’t happen.”
The singer also opened up about her music, describing the “organic” opportunities she’s had since her split to produce new tracks.
Several of her most recent singles have appeared to be swipes aimed at her ex, including The Boss.
The song is named after the alleged nickname given to her by Pique’s friends after she failed to hang out with them or bond with them during the pair’s relationship.
The music video for the track also features the nanny her ex allegedly fired without pay.
And her new music video for the single Copa Vacia features Shakira as a siren, where she “returns to the sea because it’s her destiny”.
The star explained: “The siren is a symbol that represents that part of me that was abducted and taken from a world where she belongs to a world where she doesn’t belong.
“A world she had to make enormous sacrifice to be in. A world where perhaps she lacked oxygen.
“But in the end, she returns to the sea because it’s her destiny, just like I returned to Miami.
“This siren was first abducted and then, for love, is next to this man, captive and locked up in a way. Sacrificing her own well-being and what is natural for her for love. And then she ends up thrown in the trash and surrounded by rats.”
Opening up about her life before the split, Shakira said that her career struggled during the family’s ten years in Barcelona.
“I was dedicated to him. To the family, to him. It was very difficult for me to attend to my professional career while in Barcelona.”
Now in Miami, the star said it is easier for her to travel to Los Angeles or elsewhere in the US, and have collaboraters come to her.
“I had to wait for agendas to coincide or for someone to deign to come. I couldn’t leave my children and just go somewhere to make music outside my house.”
“Right now, I have an idea and I can immediately collaborate with whomever I want to.”
The pop icon said that now she is focusing her energy on quality time with her children, but struggles sometimes with being a single mum.
The pair have two boys together, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7.
“Sometimes I think being a single mom and the rhythm of a pop star aren’t compatible. I have to put my kids to bed, go to the recording studio; everything is uphill.”
“It’s constant juggling.”
The famous pair were together for 11 years and announced their split in June, before Shakira moved from Spain to Miami with her children.
The footie star has come under fire after it was reported that he cheated on the singer, and that she rumbled his alleged affair thanks to a jar of strawberry jam.
Rumours swirled that Shakira returned home from a period of travelling to find a jar of her strawberry jam had been eaten.
It’s been claimed that Pique follows a strict diet and would not have tucked into the jam – and neither would her children.
The She Wolf singer is then said to have come to the conclusion that someone else – more specifically another woman – had been in her home, and her fridge.
Almost a year on it seems as though the footballer has plans to wed his new beau Clara Chia and is set to announce their engagement, according to Spanish media.
GettyThe footballer pro was caught up in cheating rumours after the famous pair went their separate ways[/caption]
GettyThe famous pair were together for 11 years and announced their split in June, before Shakira moved from Spain to Miami with her two children[/caption]