‘This Is Probably The Darkest Hour Of My Life’ • Hollywood Unlocked

Shakira is breaking her silence as she addressed her breakup from soccer star Gerard Piqué for the first time since announcing their split back in June. The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer has kept a relatively low profile in recent months, but in her latest interview with Elle, Shakira shed light on how she’s been trying to cope as she embarks on a new chapter in her life.

“I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all,” Shakira told the publication in its October cover story. “Um, and yeah, it’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation. And so it’s been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult.”

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The 45-year-old, who first met Piqué at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, share two children together — Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7 — so it’s been quite the adjustment for Shakira now that she’s hoping to actively co-parent with her former flame. She further mentioned how dealing with the split has been so much harder since photographers have been “camping outside, in front of my house, 24/7. And there’s not a place where I can hide from them with my kids, except for my own house.”

“You know, we can’t take a walk in the park like a regular family or go have an ice cream or do any activity without paparazzi following us. So it’s hard. I try to do it and to protect them, because that’s my number one mission in life,” she continued. “But then they hear things in school from their friends or they come across some disagreeable, unpleasant news online, and it just affects them, you know?”

“It’s real,” the Colombian superstar continued. “And what’s also real is the disappointment to see something as sacred and as special as I thought was the relationship I had with my kids’ father and see that turned into something vulgarized and cheapened by the media. And all of this while my dad has been in the ICU and I’ve been fighting on different fronts. Like I said, this is probably the darkest hour of my life.”

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Piqué, on the other hand, is already believed to have moved on from the relationship after being spotted out and about with a woman named Clara Chia Marti, who he was allegedly seen kissing at the Summerfest Cerdanya festival in Girona, Spain, over the summer.

The 23-year-old is said to be working at Piqué’s company Kosmos in the PR department, but the pair have yet to publicly confirm their romance.


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